North Dakota-based black metal band Ghost Bath have been building considerable buzz since way back in early 2015, when their particular brand of anthemic, melodic, shoegaze-y black metal was still riding the post-Deafheaven wave of popularity. They have something of a weird internet origin story, since as recently as 2015 when they first dropped songs from their second LP Moonlover, blogs were still under the impression that they were from China. Yes: they pretended to be Chinese in order to build buzz. And maybe it worked, as there was indeed buzz, although I would like to think that said buzz had more to do with the extremely catchy music (or the fact that the main riff on their much-lauded song "Golden Number" sounds exactly like the hook from "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits) than whatever country they happened to be from. All that being said: Ghost Bath have a West Coast tour coming up with He Whose Ox Is Gored and Underling, and they've additionally scheduled some East Coast dates in September. If you're a fan of Deafheaven or Woods of Desolation but haven't seen these guys, this is worth checking out.

They'll be in NYC as part of that September run. You can catch them and see what all the buzz is about in person when they hit The Studio at Webster Hall on September 17, where they'll be joined by tour-mates Frosthelm and Numenorean. Tickets for that are on sale now.

ALl dates listed, along with a stream of Moonlover, below.

Ghost Bath -- 2016 Tour Dates
7/11/2016 Vancouver, BC - Astoria*
7/12/2016 Seattle, WA - Crocodile*
7/13/2016 Portland, OR - Lola's At Crystal Ballroom*
7/14/2016 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of The Hill*
7/15/2016 Los Angeles, CA - Complex*
7/16/2016 Las Vegas, NV - Divebar*
7/17/2016 Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater*
7/19/2016 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep*
7/20/2016 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room*
7/21/2016 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street*
7/22/2016 Austin, TX - Dirty Dog*
09/08/16 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen^
09/09/16 Detroit, MI - Pike Room^
09/10/16 Toronto, ON - The Garrison^
09/11/16 Montreal, QC - Le Ritz^
09/13/16 Boston, MA - Great Scott^
09/15/16 While Hall, MD - Shadow Woods Fest^
09/16/16 Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose^
09/17/16 New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall^
09/18/16 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter^
09/19/16 Atlanta, Ga - The Masquerade^
09/20/16 Nashville, TN - The End^
09/21/16 St. Louis, MO - Fubar^

* w/Underling, He Whose Ox is Gored
^ w/Frosthelm, Numenorean

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