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Roadkill Ghost Choir
Roadkill Ghost Choir is an indie folk-rock band from DeLand, Florida.
Brothers Andrew (vocals, guitar), Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard make up half the band while Kiffy Meyers (pedal steel, banjo, guitar), Joey Davoli (keys, trumpet) and Stephen Garza (lead guitar) complete the band’s sound. It wasn’t until Andrew was offered his first solo gig in 2010 that he decided to form a band to fill out the songs he recently started writing for a live setting. After the band went through several name changes in the early stages of its creation, Roadkill Ghost Choir was formed.
While the member’s major influences include Wilco, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, and Fleetwood Mac, there are also undercurrents of Radiohead and Nirvana, lending the band an impish edge with broad appeal.
In 2012 Roadkill Ghost Choir finished recording their debut E.P. , Quiet Light, with producer Dave Plakon and engineer Mark Mason at North Avenue Studio. It was mastered in Omaha, Nebraska by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, She and Him). The Quiet Light EP will be re-released on July 9th through Wolfbomb Productions.
Roadkill Ghost Choir Set To Re-Release Quiet Light EP on July 9
Governor’s Ball, Mountain Jam, Forecastle, ACL Fests,
Plus More Summer Dates Planned
Florida-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir will be re-releasing their Quiet Light EP on July 9 via WolfBomb Productions. The EP will feature the five originally-released tracks as well as a newly recorded song “In The Lion’s Mouth.”
Listen to the first track on the EP, “Beggars Guild,” at the link below:
You can check out the video for “Bird In My Window” here:
About the Quiet Light EP, Absolute Punk said: “The power and grace showcased in just these five songs is enough reason to think that this Florida band is just a few short steps away from making a masterwork.” Consequence of Sound added “Standout cuts like ‘Beggars Guild’ and ‘Drifter’ are driving folk numbers that showcase a taste for Wilco as well as Fleetwood Mac…you can just about feel Radiohead under “Devout”, a mark of Roadkill Ghost Choir’s impish edge with broad appeal.”
The band has been touring in support of the EP and just came off a run of dates with Band of Horses. They will continue to do so through the summer, including a handful of newly announced dates. The band will hit a number of festivals this week, followed by dates from coast-to-coast in June and July. For a full itinerary, please see below.
Quiet Light EP
1. Beggars Guild
4. Tarot Youth
5. Bird In My Window
6. In The Lion’s Mouth
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR ON TOUR
Jun 05 – New Haven, CT – Bar
Jun 06 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall – Communion Showcase
Jun 07 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam – Festival
Jun 09 – Governors Ball – Festival
Jun 13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
Jun 14 – Asheville, NC @ Isis
Jun 15 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
Jul 12 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music Festival
Jul 14 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jul 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jul 16 – Boise, ID @ Radio Boise @ Neurolux
Jul 17 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Jul 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Jul 24 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Jul 25 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
Jul 26 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
Oct 4-6 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 10 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
Oct 11 – Ozark, AR @ Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival
Oct 11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival