Ghost Painted Sky is a New England-based duo (with sometime collaborators) creating dark, intense, introspective music, with a sound built upon the influence of the classic goth, post-punk, and darkwave sounds of the 80s and 90s.
Ghost Painted Sky began as the solo studio project of David Strong, as a way to process some major life changes through songwriting, which resulted in a debut self-titled EP released in 2014. The following year brought a second short EP, The Shadows Breath, and the first live performances.
In 2017 and 2018 Lisa Wood began contributing vocals with the Scars EP, and then the first full-length Ghost Painted Sky album, Flightless, released in the summer of 2018. Lisa has since become the second official member of the band and primary vocalist.
Out of the turbulence of 2020 and early 2021 came several virtual shows, and appearances on the compilations The Unquiet Grave 2020 (Cleopatra Records, 2020), 33 Gothic Bands You Should Know, Volume 8 (Post-Gothic, 2021), and You Are Still Not Alone (Darkness Calling, 2021).
In autumn of 2021, Ghost Painted Sky released the Ephemeral Wake EP, featuring two new songs, "There Against the Wall" and "Ordinary Song," and a revisitation of "A Fleeting Moment" from the Flightless album, as well as a reworking of sometime guitarist Michael Rebeiro's song "Fallen Beauty."
2022 finds Ghost Painted Sky continuing to work on new material for a second full-length (including recent digital singles for "Corridors" and "The Fire, The Flame"), new live shows, and a continuation of the ever-present theme of songwriting as vessel for personal exploration and catharsis.
•Next live shows are: Friday December 9th at The Rendezvous in Turner's Falls, MA, with The Dye (NYC) and The Spearmint Sea (duo show). Show starts at 9:30 pm, is all ages, with no cover!
Tuesday December 13th at O'Brien's Pub in Allston, MA with The Dye, The Spearmint Sea, and The Shallows. Doors at 8:30 pm, 21+, $12. More details and additional shows on the Live page.
•Our latest single, "Corridors," is available as a name-your-price download on our Bandcamp page, and now has a new video on YouTube.
•All size (Small to 3XL) unisex/men's T-shirts are back in stock.