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Ghost Thrower (ex-Therefore I Am) sign to Equal Vision

March 23 2011, 4:02 PM EDT By Tim Karan

Ghost Thrower—featuring former Therefore I Am guitarist Travis Alexander—have signed to Equal Vision. The Boston-based punk outfit features Alexander on vocals and guitar, guitarist Ben Anderson, bassist Nick Webster (ex-Shipwreck A.D.) and drummer Robbie Rose (ex-Bravo Fucking Bravo). The band will release their debut EP, Get Miserable, via Equal Vision on April 19. Alexander formed the band after TIA called it quits last year. 

He says, "A dear relationship ended, my band (the only thing I've known for five years) was breaking up and a close family member passed away. On a more superficial level, I was completely poor, jobless and homeless. I had a bad brain. Nothing was normal, nothing was cool and most of all, nothing felt good. I had a lot of song ideas, so I used my friend's attic to record some demos and one-liners from my notebook and I found solace in music again. I literally listened to nothing but the demos on repeat for weeks and realized that these songs had a weird way of helping me commiserate with my own misery. I figured that if I could write bummed out music for bummed out people to connect with, I might find some sort of happiness (as well as supplying some to others).”