Don Henley

Roadkill Ghost Choir - Keep It Under Cover (EP)

Roadkill Ghost Choir - Keep It Under Cover (EP)

Sounds Like:

One of our favorite bands having fun; Your favorite 80's jams spaced out and given that special Roadkill "touch"; any given Sunday in our basement. 

Why You Should Care:

The guys of Athens, GA's (by way of Deland, Fla) Roadkill Ghost Choir are, first and foremost, music fans. If you follow them on Facebook you can see the ever growing playlist that they listen to in the van. If you've seen them live you know the energy this band brings to their art. Put simply, they're one of the best bands to come up in the past few years, and they're story is just getting started. So what does a band who's opened for Band of Horses, received widespread critical acclaim for their debut album In Tongues and become known as practical warhorse of the touring circuit do in their spare time?

Record a handful of choice 80's covers obviously.

Daily Listen: Don Henley - "Sunset Grill"

Greetings from Bar Harbor! Land of otters, lobsters and no music!

Actually, I take that back. There is music here, it's just a couple decades behind the rest of the world. Which makes sense what with being a fairly isolated harbor town that is clearly exists only to satisfy the needs of their lobster overlords.

I kid. I kid. 

It's actually quite gorgeous here, but as expected, the radio dial seems to be stuck somewhere between 1982 and 1989, so why not explore that time period when established musicians made, um, intersting choices, and none so interesting as Don Henley. Only his choices actully work. Because he's Don f@#@ing Henley.

"Sunset Grill" is a song ripe with musical cliches (emotive fretless bass? CHECK! Swelling synths? DOUBLE CHECK!) but at the end of the day it's a song about what it means to be a little older and wondering if you're really satisfied. What makes you happy just living life?

In Bar Harbor it seems that question is probably asked a lot, but looking around, it seems that most of the folks here might have the answer. Good beer, good friends in an idyllic village set against the Maine coastline? Are you serious?

"What would we do without all these jerks, anyways" indeed.

Don Henley - "Sunset Grill"