Switch Ghost is a gritty psychedelic rock band. Their sound is predominantly rooted in 1970’s era classic rock and bears a slight resemblance to other contemporary vintage sounding acts like The Black Keys, The Murlocs, or The Sheepdogs but with strong improvisational tendencies.
Yet, the music of Switch Ghost is not entirely a retro sound. With three distinct songwriters, Switch Ghost spans a wide musical territory. A typical live show sees them making their way from guitar heavy blues rock songs in the style of The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule to quirky Talking Heads-esque dance numbers with a healthy dose of spacey grooves and improvised instrumentals mixed in throughout. A country-western shuffle might melt into a reggae bounce. A down tempo trance could give way to an arena rock sing along. Middle eastern motifs collide with viking funeral songs in a manner that is both familiar and foreign while digital elements blend organically with analog tube amplifiers in a sound that is both traditional and forward-looking.
Currently working on their next release, Switch Ghost has been performing all over the front range of Colorado in support of their self-titled debut album.