Forming in 2011, the band released their debut EP, Quiet Light, in 2012. Self-released, the mastering and printing of the record was supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Quiet Light premiered on Consequence of Sound and received positive critical acclaim from outlets such as Absolute Punk and The Dropp. In January 2014 the band was invited to perform on Late Night with David Letterman, where they performed standout track ?Beggar?s Guild.? They also were one of the bands handpicked to join the inaugural Communion Presents Tour Dates, an artist showcase curated by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett.
Their debut full-length album, In Tongues, was released 19 August 2014 to wide critical acclaim. Recorded in their home studio and produced by Doug Boehm, the album received exclusive streams on Consequence of Sound and Paste Magazine, as well as positive reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Relix and In Your Speakers. Rolling Stone?s Cady Drell noted that Andrew Shepard?s vocals on the opening track “make him sound like the latter-day Tom Petty he’s been pitched as, and that “synths and roiling surf rock guitars illuminate fans’ flattering comparisons of Shepard to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James?. Similarly, Justin Jacobs of Relix magazine stated ?Roadkill Ghost Choir hit the sweet spot between Mumford & Sons? power-folk and My Morning Jacket?s passionate post-Southern rock.