Dark, intense and introspective, Ghost Painted Sky is music from the turmoil of heart and soul.
A full length album is in the works, but in the meantime, two EPs are available at ghostpaintedsky.bandcamp.com
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Ghost Painted Sky is the solo studio project of David Strong (vocals, guitar, drums, bass VI, bass guitar, keyboard, occasional programming).
The music and lyrics tend toward the dark and intensely personal, strongly influenced by the classic goth, darkwave, and post-punk sounds of the 80s and 90s (along the lines of The Cure, Joy Division, Clan of Xymox, The Sisters of Mercy, Swans, Requiem in White, early Lycia and Human Drama).
After involvement with several bands (including Twelfth of Never), and earlier solo projects (including an ultimately abandoned precursor to Ghost Painted Sky), David took a hiatus from music altogether for several years, before re-emerging after a period of great personal difficulty and transformation in 2014, with the self-titled Ghost Painted Sky EP. The primary themes and feel of the project reflect the dark nature and soul-searching of those and similar experiences.
The summer of 2015 saw the release of a second, somewhat more rock-oriented EP, The Shadows Breath, and a live band lineup make its debut.
2016 has been a quiet year, in which we have mostly been writing and recording new material. Work on a full-length album continues, with a projected release date sometime later in 2017. A new EP and single will be out soon…
•We now have 1 1/4" pin back buttons, available here.
•2016 has been a quiet year for Ghost Painted Sky (no live shows, no official releases yet), but that's in part because we have been busy writing and recording. We'll have a new 4 song EP and a 7" vinyl single out in the first half of 2017, and a debut full-length album out later in the year. Until then, check out our cover of New Order's "Doubts Even Here."
•The song Sisyphus, from the new EP, now has a video.
•The new EP, called The Shadows Breath, is now out in both CD and downloadable digital formats, you can get it on the Bandcamp page, or listen on the Soundcloud page.
•Ghost Painted Sky T-shirts in both men's/unisex
and women's cuts are now available,
see the Bandcamp merch page for details.