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13 Million Year Old Ghost
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Release date: October 18, 2019

13 million year old ghost is the instrumental atmospheric project of Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Head Wound City, 41 Strings). The music for this debut album was written and recorded in the West Texas desert during the summer of 2017. Each of the eight tracks functions together to depict a sonic portrait of this enigmatic 'ghost,' crafted by orchestral qualities of layered synths, guitars and electronic percussion. 

Limited edition of 250 copies

Vinyl is a picture disc featuring two photographs by Nick Zinner

Artwork by Julian Gross


Digital version available via or the below "Get Album" button


All music by Nick Zinner 
Recorded at Sonic Ranch Tornillo, TX Aug 2017 
Mixed by Chris Coady at Sunset Sound LA, CA 
Engineered by Manny Calderock 
Mastered by Josh Bonati 
Designed by Julian Gross 

"13 million year old ghost is an experimental non-song based side project, kind of a soundtrack to a lingering feeling. Thanks to Brian Chase for instigating and releasing this record." - NZ

Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the hardcore band Head Wound City, and the atmospheric project 13 million year old ghost. He has collaborated and/or performed with Bright Eyes, The Haxan Cloak, TV On The Radio, Santigold, Africa Express and more. His many credits as a producer include albums by Songhoy Blues (Mali), Deep Valley (LA), and Fufanu (Iceland). Nick wrote 41 Strings, an orchestral piece with over 45 musicians, which has been performed at such notable venues as Rockefeller Center, Sydney Opera House, and Royal Festival Hall. Soundtrack credits as composer and/or performer include Mad Max: Fury Road and Where The Wild Things Are among many more. As a photographer, Nick's photos have appeared in The New York TimesViceRolling Stone and more, and have been exhibited all over the world including solo shows in Tokyo, Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles and Mexico City. He resides in both New York and Los Angeles. 

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