Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Roadkeeper. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I really liked the energy of his music.
The first thing that struck me about Rodakeeper’s music was the John Carpenter-like keys, eighties sounds perfect for those thriller movies that you watch while eating popcorn and sipping Coca-Cola.
This sound manages to mix this past taste of making music with a modern approach that is evident in the chord progression and harmonic construction of the songs.
This music would be the perfect soundtrack for the television series Stranger Things.
If you want to visualize the world created by this band, it would be the world of Stranger Things, a series set in the ’80s that has a Sci-fi twist that makes it modern.
Reverberated sounds and an ethereal voice distinguish the sound of these guys.
Nostalgic melodies that make you travel with your mind and make you dream.
A nice discovery that I absolutely recommend.
Enemy Mine is Roadkeeper ‘s Single Out Now!
Dreamy music that makes you travel!
The Texas quartet Roadkeeper formed in 2018 as an independent, self-produced project that combines a songwriter’s emphasis on lyricism with the soundscape and sense of space of shoegaze and psychedelia. The core band of producer John Eric Hetherington, guitarist Trevor Tull, bassist Daniel Griffith and drummer Nicklaus Cogdill is one color on the canvas rather than the canvas itself. The group produces songs that are humanist, socially conscious and at times political, couched in cinematic analog synthesizers, noise rock guitars and a specific 80’s acoustic guitar shimmer.
The lyrics to Enemy Mine were written about the far-right radicalization of vulnerable young people in the U.S. by white nationalist professional pundits who are fed viewers and readers by algorithms on social media and YouTube. There is an organized effort to convert impressionable young people into radical white supremacists and encourage them to undertake radical action against marginalized people and progressive political movements. Enemy Mine is about the dissonance between the perceived realities of radical white supremacists and that of everyone else.