Florida-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir have a new music video for their song “Slow Knife”. Lead singer Andrew Shepard commented on the filming process and final product: “I sat in a bathtub full of black liquid for 5 hours so you can enjoy this 4 minute video. I do these things because I care about you.” The video was directed by Justin Hayward and shot in Chicago. Watch the video for “Slow Knife” below.
Roadkill Ghost Choir have also announced additional tour dates for the last few months of 2014, including dates added in December on the west coast. For the band’s full itinerary, please see below.
Roadkill Ghost Choir are touring in support of their debut album, In Tongues, which was released in August. The album was streamed via Consequence of Sound and Relix hailed the album, saying “In Tongues sounds like the kid brother to MMJ’s classic It Still Moves: it’s a modern take on Americana flush with pedal steel guitar, spacey keys, churning percussion and Andrew Shepard’s vocals…his voice [is] an ethereal gust of wind blowing through these stormy songs.”
Also released from In Tongues were songs “A Blow To The Head”, and “Down & Out.”
Emerging 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 pedal steel, 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 included opening for Band of Horses and festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014,Roadkill Ghost Choir was invited to perform on the David Letterman Show, where they performed “Beggar’s Guild.”