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Hopdoddy introduces beefy homage to Ghostland Observatory?

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Austin burger operation Hopdoddy Tweeted a picture of a new special burger offering. The Ghostland Burgatory appears to be a pretty obvious nod to Austin electro-sex-pop band Ghostland Observatory, a duo featuring Thomas Turner on beats and Aaron Behrens on guitar and vox. The spicy beef burger features ghost peppers, habaneros, and serranos.

https://twitter.com/hopdoddy/status/493773160332816384

“I did know about this and was never asked for my approval but they never needed one because I love the fact that such a fine business would create an item that was inspired by an artistic endeavor that I was personally involved in,” Behrens said. “Art inspires art! Eat on America!”

Behrens and his new band, the Midnight Stroll, embark on a national tour in September, kicking off with an in-store performance at Waterloo Records on September 10. The new album, which can be pre-ordered on the band’s site, drops September 16.