Florida-based indie rock band Roadkill Ghost Choir went from local acclaim to a nationwide following in the wake of their acclaimed 2013 EP Quiet Lights, which earned them an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and invitations to perform at several major festivals, including Austin City Limits and the Governor's Ball. Released in 2014, In Tongues is Roadkill Ghost Choir's first full-length album, and expands on the sound and style of their early recordings, fusing smart and stylish indie rock with the high-lonesome cry of Kiffy Meyer's pedal steel guitar and the evocative vocals of Andrew Shepard. The result is music that's by turns languid and passionate, as the ghosts of the old South dance with the ennui of the 21st century. A striking and ambitious full-length debut, In Tongues confirms the critical success of Quiet Lights was no fluke, and Roadkill Ghost Choir are a group with the potential for an impressive future.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming