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CD REVIEW

Roadkill Ghost Choir: In Tongues

by Justin Jacobs on August 18, 2014

On breakout track “Beggars’ Guild,” Florida’s Roadkill Ghost Choir hit the sweet spot between Mumford & Sons’ power-folk and My Morning Jacket’s passionate post-Southern rock. But on the band’s debut LP, In Tongues, the quintet is exploring the latter head-on. 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 (admittedly Jim James-sounding) vocals. Shepard is an ace here—his voice an ethereal gust of wind blowing through these stormy songs. Lead single “A Blow to the Head” showcases Roadkill’s strengths: an open, atmospheric rock groove, a wonderfully catchy melody and a raucous bridge where the band tears the whole pretty picture to shreds.

Authors: Justin Jacobs
Artist: Roadkill Ghost Choir
Tags: in tongues, new album, roadkill ghost choir
Album: In Tongues
Label: Greatest Hiss

Comments

Great band. Loved Quiet Light and love their new album as well. Keep on doing what you’re doing RGC.

By Ole - 08/19/14

Please don’t mention Mumford and Sons in the same sentence as RGC

By Robin - 08/19/14

Seriously.  Mumfords? lol

By Btv - 08/20/14

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