31 Days of Horror (Music Videos) Day 8: Okay technically, its not about the music video, rather the song by Shakey Graves! In celebration of his sophomore album out yesterday, And The War Came, I'd love for you to hear this haunted love song, "Dearly Departed." It has been my jam all year, its good on record, but even better when you see it live.
It was written by Shakey Graves and Esme Patterson last Halloween morning over coffee before their bands played a big show in Boulder at the Fox Theatre. Who writes such a hit in one morning?! At the time Esme was in Paper Bird and she left the band last month after 8 years. She is currently playing solo as well as being a part of Shakey Graves on tour this fall (SEE THEM LIVE!).
Shakey Graves is Alejandro Rose-Garcia and he's an amazing Austin musician. Growing up in Austin his parents also got him involved in local theater, which led to him being cast in films by Robert Rodriguez. His most recent film, Sin City 2 has a brutal death scene of Shakey getting killed by one of the films' stars and if you want to hear about it, he gives some spoilers away in my interview and studio session with him recorded back in April: