Bonnaroo Artist | Roadkill Ghost Choir
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Roadkill Ghost Choir are one of those bands that were simply plugging along when, all of sudden, it seems like everybody started talking about them. The quintet hail from Deland, Florida, and play an interesting indie rock and folk blend. Their debut EP, Quiet Light, which hit shelves in 2012, helped them gain notoriety, propelled in no small part by breakout single “Beggar’s Guilt.” That track and the rest of the album are rich in vocal melodies, and really bring an organic, homey feel to the table, a sound which has helped Roadkill Ghost Choir quickly advance over the last few years.
While the group haven’t played Bonnaroo before, we imagine that their Southern-tinged tunes will fit in perfectly on the farm, and their experience at others fests like Shaky Knees, Austin City Limits, and Governor’s Ball will help them feel right at home. We can picture the warm sounds of tracks like “Tarot Youth” wafting through the air, preferably in the middle of a sunny afternoon. These guys are on their way up (including a stop with David Letterman), and we can’t wait to watch them do their thing come June.
LISTEN | “Drifter”
WATCH | “Beggar’s Guild” (Official Music Video)