Roadkill Ghost Choir’s music isn’t as dark and strange as the band’s name, but on multiple listens I’ve been almost transfixed by the gritty, southernishness to the rock and roll, combined with some almost ethereal flourishes.
The band from Deland Florida seems poised for a big spring and summer, with the Savannah Stopover, SXSW, and some other high-profile gigs on the books.
Buzzfeed has ranked Roadkill Ghost Choir at #15 on its 30 Under 30: The 2013 SXSW Guide To The Hottest Young Bands.
Check out this great writeup and interview from The Blue Indian, which chose Roadkill Ghost Choir as “band of the month” for February. From that piece:
The boys in Roadkill Ghost Choir have covered some impressive ground over the past nine months. Combined with their non-stop travel on the I-75/16/20 corridors, they’ve gained the attention of media thousands of miles away – most recently, Rolling Stone Germany. The pockets of fans they’ve earned have multiplied and there’s a welcoming party waiting in any of the number of SEC/ACC towns they visit. Based in Deland, Florida, the band was picked up by a young agent in Athens, then eventually a full PR/management team, who helped them take their 2012 release, ‘Quiet Light’, on the road. This band of brothers (quite literally) will be showing up at Savannah Stopover, SXSW, the Governor’s Ball, and a number of other fests around the country and already have a full schedule of club dates on the books. Long hair, don’t care.
Here’s a live video of “Beggars Guild”:
Roadkill Ghost Choir is scheduled to play the midnight gig on Saturday, March 9, upstairs at B&D Burgers’ new location on Congress Street. Click here for the Stopover’s page about Roadkill Ghost Choir.
Click here for the full Savannah Stopover schedule.
In the days leading up to the Stopover, I’ll be posting quite a number of short previews like this. So far I’ve previewed Stop Light Observations, Mac DeMarco, Little Tybee, Eric Britt, Heyrocco, and of Montreal.
Click here for all my Savannah Stopover previews.