I think it’s important for a band to have a catchy name. Ultimately the band name kind of reflects the brand you build over time with your music, but for people that see you for the first time, the name is everything. And I think a name like Roadkill Ghost Choir is pretty crazy awesome. I have no idea what it means, but it sounds cool and kind of mysterious. Here is their latest video, Slow Knife (another crazy name).
Slow Knife – Roadkill Ghost Choir
This music is different, but familiar. There is a lot of influences going on here. I think it could fit in well with the edge of country music. That reminds me, I need to check out CMT Edge again. This is where I would expect to hear a song like this and I think people would really like it.
The first artist that comes to mind is Tom Petty. It has that kind of sound in the vocals and also a little bit in the music. So there are rock influences there from the ’70s and ’80s, which is pretty cool. That’s been happening in country lately, but not in the Petty way.
I’m not really sure what the song is about entirely. It seems to be about a guy that has been wronged by someone. You’ll have to listen and let me know what your thoughts are on what the lyrics mean. I’ve been too caught up in the sound, which I think is very cool.
What do you think?
CML Points: 84/100