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.
Meanwhile, work on the full-length album continues, with a projected release date sometime in early 2016. The intervening months will see a couple additional EPs and singles released…
•Ghost Painted Sky wants to thank everyone who came out to any of the most recent round of live shows (you can see some pics from the shows here). We also want to thank the show organizers and promoters, as well as the other bands and DJs who performed at these shows. We will be spending the winter working on the first full-length album in the studio, but will be back out playing live in the spring!
•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.
•Ghost Painted Sky debuted as a live band on July 25th, 2015, as part of
the 2015 Upper Valley Music Festival. Thank you to all who came out to see us, and special thanks to those who played as part of the live Ghost Painted Sky lineup for this show (Aurora, Greg, John and Peter), as well as the festival organizers for having us be a part of this event...