Ghost King was formed by frontman Carter McNeil, a New York City native who spent his formative years in Texas, before returning to the city to pursue music. Shortly after his arrival, McNeil began touring with Spires as a drummer, opening up for the UK band, Temples.

With no prior songwriting experience and countless sleepless nights playing guitar, McNeil conjured up Ghost King’s debut album, Bones with the original 3-piece lineup. After the album release the band moved to Brooklyn, where Daniel Sweeney joined on drums.

Joined by their newest members, Noga Davidson on bass and Pete Spengemen on guitar, the band has been seen playing with fellow psychonauts such as L.A. Witch, ORB (AUS) and Acid Dad.

“Buzzin” takes doomy, smog-filled psych to creepy new dimensions. Opening with a slow strut of garage blues, you don’t realize how much its hypnotic sludge has sucked you in until it’s too late. By the time the grimy, gritty chorus vocals and spine-chilling, paranormal synths kick in, the coffin has closed, the key has been swallowed and you’ve been buried alive. -Paste Magazine

“Buzzin” music video

“Slither” music video

Dunbar Swamp album artwork by  Jaime Zuverza

Dunbar Swamp album artwork by Jaime Zuverza

Dunbar Swamp is a record about self discovery. It’s a journey through the dark chasms of your mind while lost in a seemingly endless dream. It’s about insanity, fear of death and ultimately it’s about finding yourself and finding hope in what may lay ahead.

“Let the wind take you away, float on down an endless stream”

-Carter McNeil (Ghost King)