Spindrift To Perform Soundtrack Live

Spindrift Screening New Film & Performing Soundtrack Live This Summer (Watch a Trailer & Live Video), Spindrift start their tour in Los Angeles, CA
Psychdelic Western band Spindrift will be kicking off a special tour later this month, screening their original film SPINDRIFT – GHOST OF THE WEST and performing its soundtrack live across the Western US. The film was shot during the band’s 2012 Ghost Town Tour, where they performed live at national parks, historical sites, vast deserts, and strange & forgotten locations. Full of hauntingly gorgeous landscapes and set to a soundtrack of trippy, reverb-soaked tracks, this summer marks the first-ever screenings of the film, though it’s official soundtrack was released last year on Tee Pee Records.

You can watch a trailer for the film here, and check out an outtake from the film— featuring Spindrift performing classic cowboy tune “Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie”— below.


SPINDRIFT – GHOST OF THE WEST, directed by Burke Roberts, is not the band’s first foray into the film world— their sound has always been heavily influenced by Spaghetti Westerns and they’ve soundtracked a handful of films, including 2008’s Tarantino-produced Hell Ride. Since forming in 1992, Spindrift’s various lineups have included members of Psychic TV, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Warlocks, and they’ve toured with Dead Meadow, BRMC, The Dandy Warhols, and The Black Angels. Led by the deep, bellowing baritone of frontman Kirpatrick Thomas, the band’s unique sound has been described as “experimental,” “cinematic,” and like “living the American dream, were it written by acid-popping UFO enthusiasts.

Spindrift on Tour:

7/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Downtown Independent 

7/30: San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

7/31: Nevada City, CA @ National Hotel

8/2: Seattle, WA @ LoFi Seattle

8/3: Portland, OR @ Star Theater

8/4: Portland, OR @ Star Theater

8/5: Boise, ID @ The Crux

8/6: Idaho Falls, ID @ The Sickhouse

8/8: Ogden, UT @ TBA

8/9: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Garage

8/22: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s (w/ special guest Jello Biafra)       

8/23: Rock Formation Fest II – Wonder Valley, CA @ Palms Restaurant (w/ special guest Jello Biafra)

9/20: Giddings, TX @ Weird West Fest (film screening only)



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