Don't Believe in Ghosts, Hello Halo
A compelling state-of-the art indie pop band with an eclectic New York City sound. Don't Believe in Ghosts, led by singer/producer and writer Steven Nathan, rose from his home studio in 2017. The band is rounded out by Dan DelVecchio on Guitar, Alex Goumas on Bass, and Ken Yang on Drums.
The bands’ achievements include song features on many TV shows including ‘Ink Master’ and The U.S. OPEN. Don’t believe In Ghosts teamed up with 8-time Grammy-winning mixer Ken Lewis for their single ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’. The song's video featured famed comedic actor Gilbert Gottfried. ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ earned more than one million retail and radio plays. In 2019 Don’t Believe In Ghosts sold out their first headlining show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. In the summer of 2019, the band embarked on their first U.S. tour.
“Don’t give energy to the ghosts of your past.” Says Steven Nathan when describing the meaning behind the bands' name. “Worrying about what other people may think can be draining and debilitating.” Don’t Believe In Ghosts amplifies this theme throughout their music.
'Living Like This', the band's latest single will be released on Feb 21st. People who pre-save will get instant access to another brand new song called ‘Grown Up’. “Everyone is trying to present these exciting versions of themselves, which we all know are not real. Yet, we sometimes feel compelled to compete. This mindset is very distracting" Nathan says describing the lyrics to ‘Living Like This’.
Keeping a relatively low profile through the summer, the band put in the work: scheming about a first album, writing absurdly catchy riffs, beats, and lyrics at a feverish pace, and tracking with Rocky Gallo at Brooklyn’s Virtue and Vice Studios. After laying down several pieces of undeniable, inimitable ear candy, the boys headed out to St. Louis for a one-off show in August 2017 (it was actually in East St. Louis, in Illinois—a bleak industrial landscape populated by refineries, factories, gas stations, and more than a handful of strip joints—but that’s a story for another time).
Now, the guys are back home in New York, working hard and playing even harder. They benefit from a wealth of experience: Most of the guys have played since primary school and much of the band still keep their feet firmly planted on the business side of the music industry. This means not only do they have highly refined skills as instrumentalists and songwriters, they’ve got plenty of friends, fans, and industry folks behind them. On the eve of releasing their first batch of songs, Hello Halo are prepped to come out guns blazing; if they were you, they’d be ready for a hell of a ride—oh, and probably a lot of beer.