Roadkill Ghost Choir Headlines PureHoney Magazine's Three Year Anniversary
Success came at a rapid speed for the Shepard gang -- one fan posted a song of theirs on Reddit, thereby catching the ear of notable comedian Joe Rogan, who in turn championed the band on his successful podcast. After just an EP's worth of material, the five-piece found itself on the iconic Late Show With David Letterman. Andrew says the performance was one big blur for him. "It wasn't until I was shaking this dude's [Letterman's] hand that I came to realize what a big moment this was."
On August 19, Roadkill Ghost Choir released its debut full-length, In Tongues. Andrew says it is much more cohesive than his group's introductory EP, Quiet Light. "There's more of a joining thread," he explains. The record takes more of a rock bent too. "The banjos are not upfront like they are on 'Beggars' Guild.' " The result is a record that takes many cues from My Morning Jacket's postrock flair.
As for how the band linked up with PureHoney, the story's simply romantic. The Roadkill crew was prepping for a show at Bamboo Room last year when Andrew picked up a copy. "I was thoroughly impressed," Andrew says. "Local magazines are usually terrible!" But it's clear PureHoney is sweet enough to draw in even the singing specters of fallen roadside animals.
PureHoney's three year anniversary with Roadkill Ghost Choir, Sweet Bronco, Gravel Kings, Plastic Pinks, Jude, the Alleys, and the Psymatics. 8 p.m. Friday, August 29, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Free. Call 561-832-9999, or visit purehoneymagazine.com.