Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock,
Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Myer’s
ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly
conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent
saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the
rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar.
The band released their debut EP ‘Quiet Light’ in
2013 in the midst of a touring run that saw them opening for Band of Horses and
2013 festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky
Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014 the band was invited to perform on the
David Letterman Show, where they performed standout track “Beggar’s Guild.”
Their debut full-length, "In Tongues," recorded in Athens,
Georgia and in their home studio in Deland, Florida with producer Doug Boehm,
will be out August 19. The band will be touring supporting the new album,
including stops at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.