Switch Ghost is a gritty psychedelic rock band based out of Colorado. 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 and The Sheepdogs.
Yet, the music of Switch Ghost is not entirely a retro sound. With four 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 Lynyrd Skynyrd, 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. Digital elements blend organically with analog tube amplifiers in a sound that is both traditional and forward-looking.
In the one year of the band’s existence Switch Ghost has amassed a considerable amount of original material. They are currently finishing production on their debut studio album due out winter 2015/2016.