Dark, intense and introspective, Ghost Painted Sky is music from the turmoil of mind, 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 began as the solo studio project of David Strong (vocals, guitar, drums, bass VI, bass guitar, keyboard, occasional programming).
The music is 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), tending toward the dark and introspective.
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 personal difficulty and transformation in 2014, with the self-titled Ghost Painted Sky EP.
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.
While 2016 was a quiet year, outwardly, it was mostly spent writing and recording new material.
Now in 2017, work on two full-length albums continues, with a projected release date for the first of them sometime later in 2017. Meanwhile, a new EP and 7" single will be out soon…
•Ghost Painted Sky will be the special guest on Xenocyx on WMUA FM this Thursday, March 16th, 2017 from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. We will be debuting new tracks, spinning some favorites, and chatting with DJ/host Purple. Stream it live at wmua.org, or tune in to 91.1 FM in Western Massachusetts.
•We now have 1 1/4" pin back buttons, available here.
•2016 was a quiet year for Ghost Painted Sky (no live shows, no official releases), but that's in part because we were 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.