Jukebox The Ghost knows how to mix and match. Vocalist and pianist Ben Thornewill, drummer Jesse Kristin, and guitarist Tommy Siegel's brand of “brainy pop” draws regular comparisons with Billy Joel, Supergrass, Queen and Regina Spektor. And that’s leaving aside their own prog-rock influences, or the band's name -- formed from each member's one-word contribution. They hail from Philadelphia, formed at George Washington University in 2003, and now call Brooklyn home.
Despite the February release of the band’s fourth album, and an upcoming appearance at SXSW, Jukebox took time out to tell us about the every day essentials that keep this touring band on the same page. Until Ben realizes his spy ambitions, that is.