August 31st, 2010
Sigh, we feel so used. Washington D.C.-bred indie-pop trio Jukebox the Ghost only moved to Philly for the cheap rent, and now two-thirds of the band has already relocated to New York City — the place they probably really wanted to be in the first place. Frontman Tommy Siegel tells the Washington Post:
It’s funny because we moved to Philadelphia and we lived there for a while. Now I actually live in New York. So does [drummer] Jesse [Kristin]. [Pianist] Ben [Thornewill] still lives in Philadelphia. But we’re all from DC, so I don’t know what our bio is supposed to say now. Now we definitely do not have a hometown. It was really just for kicks. We moved to Philadelphia after college just to get a fresh start, and also because Philadelphia is the East Coast’s dirty little secret in that it is unbelievably cheap. As a result, we could tour all the time and actually pay the rent while we’re gone and not have to hold down jobs. Which was amazing. We could not have done that in DC. And then eventually, I found a cheap place in New York. We’d been in Philadelphia for a while and I needed a chance of pace.
Oh well. We’ll still be nice to Ben, anyway.