Show Announcement: Graveface Roadshow w/ CASKET GIRLS + More!

Circle Thursday, March 20th on your calendars because the GRAVEFACE ROADSHOW is coming to Churchill’s!  Tickets are on sale now for just $8 in advance online or cash-only at Sweat.

The Savannah-based label is bringing along THE CASKET GIRLS, THE STARGAZER LILLIES and DREAMEND.  You may remember “eerie pop” trio The Casket Girls from their awesome set opening up for Black Moth Super Rainbow at The Stage in October ’12!  Read their full bio below.
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If you like classic shoegaze, you will definitely not want to miss openers The Stargazer Lillies.  “Linking up with Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow and live drummers EJ DeCoske and Johnny Lancia, they’ve teased influences like the French pop of Air and the shoegaze of Lush and Slowdive out to create a record of dripping dream pop.”

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And first but not least we’ve got “murder folk/haunted country” act Dreamend opening up the night.  So to reiterate, that’s three super-cool out-of-town bands for just $8, or $10 at the door.  Don’t miss it!

The Casket Girls is a new three-piece band hailing from Savannah, GA. Comprised of Ryan Graveface (Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Marshmallow Ghosts, Dreamend) who wrote and played all the song structures, and newcomers, Elsa and Phaedra Greene, who wrote and performed all of the vocals. On Sleepwalking, the band’s first release, the unique collaboration bears to be more than the sum of its parts – as the girls’ haunting and upbeat pop sensibility imbues Ryan’s inspired instrumental musings with such a sense of purpose that you must wonder how one could exist without the other.The Casket Girls happened – as most things do – by accident. Ryan was visiting his future home, and in walking through one of the city’s 22 squares, he happened upon two girls playing autoharp and singing bizarre songs. He watched from afar, eventually approaching them with the idea for the band. Ryan had been (and still is) obsessed with the Shangri-las, and the sisters personified his desire of a far darker and more complex version of the 60s group.

The band’s debut album, Sleepwalking, came about rather quickly. Ryan sent Elsa and Phaedra 20+ songs he thought they could add to, and they came back with vocals for 15 of them. He asked TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, Soft Drugs, Headphones) to throw down some substantial drums to contrast the weaker drum machines he had already recorded, and the album was finished. Sleepwalking has a number of exceptional tracks that are sure to be anything from radio hits to jams blasted in the privacy of a nerd’s home. “Heartless” is a driving, yet depressive disco. The title track is a sweeping epic with bleakly resolute lyrics.