New Music Monday: Roadkill Ghost Choir

first_img The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America Editors’ Recommendations An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Sound of Lapland Captures the Pristine Beauty of Finland on a Mixtape “Combining the experimental edge of Radiohead and the dusty roots-rock of Tom Petty, the five-piece make music that sounds tailor-made for arena-sized, prog-rock festivals and grassy, pastoral stages alike.” – Consequence of Sound“…an exciting build from what we heard on Quiet Light.” – Paste MagazineEmerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock, Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters, and violent saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar. The band released their debut EP Quiet Light in 2013 in the midst of a touring run that saw them opening for Band of Horses and 2013 festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014 the band was invited to perform on the David Letterman Show, where they performed standout track “Beggar’s Guild.” The band’s full-length debut, In Tongues, recorded in Athens, Ga., and in its home studio in Deland, Fla., with producer Doug Boehm, is out August 19. The band will be touring supporting the new album, including stops at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.Purchase Roadkill Ghost Choir’s In Tongues on Amazon or iTunes.last_img read more

Widow of QuadrigaCX CEO calls for appointment of chief restructuring officer

HALIFAX — The widow of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten says a chief restructuring officer should be appointed to oversee what remains of the insolvent cryptocurrency trading platform, saying her role as director has drawn unwanted online commentary suggesting she is trying to hide assets.In a second affidavit submitted to Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Jennifer Robertson also says that a 30-day stay of proceedings that has protected the company from lawsuits should be extended.Cotten, the company’s 30-year-old CEO and sole director, was travelling in India on Dec. 9 when he died from complications caused by Crohn’s disease.When his death was announced more than a month later, court documents revealed he was the only QuadrigaCX employee who knew the pass codes required to gain access to $190 million in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.As well, the company admitted 115,000 users were owed another $70 million in cash, much of which is tied up in bank drafts held by payment processors.Robertson, who was granted all of Cotten’s assets in his will, says a chief restructuring officer is needed to take over for her and another director because they have no significant experience in the cryptocurrency industry.The Canadian Press read more