Roadkill Ghost Choir will release two EPs in 2017 — listen to "Classics (Die Young)" now

'False Youth Etcetera Vol. 1' drops on February 3.

DeLand, Florida psych-rockers Roadkill Ghost Choir will release two EPs next year, and the first installment — False Youth Etcetera Vol. 1 — will be available on February 3. Vol. 2 is supposed to be released later in the Spring. It's the band's first record since 2014's Tongues.

“Going into In Tongues , I was terrified. I had never written under such a pressured amount of time, and I struggled with writer’s block for a good portion of it,” frontman Andrew Shepard said in a press release. He also added that he didn't feel any of that pressure this go around. He says the new music utilizes more synth and is more textured than anything the band has done in the past.

“It ended up being the first time I didn’t have a timeline, so I went right back to that – me sitting and recording, getting ideas down, and navigating what I really wanted to do sonically and lyrically."

Local fans will remember watching Roadkill Ghost Choir emerging out of central Florida en route to playing major festivals (Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball) and even appearing on Letterman. Check out "Classics (Die Young)" below. The band most recently played Tampa River Rock festival. Read our review here.

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