Because of Ghosts have been performing since late 2002. The band formed when half brothers Jacob Pearce and Reuben Stanton began experimenting with looped guitars, casio toys, found tapes, field recordings and various percussion instruments. Jacob and Reuben independently recorded and released No More Reason, No More Doubt and the Because of Ghosts EP in late 2002 / early 2003.
Domenic Stanton (bass, glockenspiel, wineglasses) joined the band shortly after. The band recorded a split EP with friends Adlerseri after which brothers Reuben, Domenic and Jacob independently recorded and released the mini album, Make Amends With Your Adversary Before Dawn. The record gained an international release via Japanese label Wonderground Music.
In 2004, the band released an EP entitled Your House Is Built On A Frozen Lake. The EP widened their fan base nationally through CD sales, national airplay, and interstate tours.
In October 2004 the because of ghosts live 12″ with an etching on side b was released on Art School Dropout Records, consisting of four tracks recorded live at the Hopetoun in Sydney.
In February 2006 the band released No More Reason, No More Doubt – Selected Recordings 2002 – 2004 on Art School Dropout Records. The release consisted of 11 recordings from the band’s early history, through to live recordings and EP tracks.
Because of Ghosts’ debut album proper, The Tomorrow We Were Promised Yesterday was released in Australia and New Zealand in October 2006 on Feral Media. The album was a culmination of many months of both precise and raw production. The band completed their first national tour of Australia in support of the album in late 2006.
In July 2007, Because of Ghosts played shows across Canada. A limited Canadian Tour EP was available at the band’s final Australian shows and across Canada. Each EP featured unique hand drawn cover art. After the tour, the band recorded a new album at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal with producer Howard Bilerman.
The album, This Culture of Background Noise was released in Australia in September 2008.