Parkersburg, West Virginia-based hard rock band Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost will release its new self-titled album on July 8 via Standby Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere its new song and music video, “826.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Jesse Smith (also the founding member of metalcore band Zao) said, “Over the years I have struggled to find my place as a songwriter. I’m a fan of heavy music, but I’ve always been into all types of stuff. When I began writing these songs, I just wrote from the heart, with no preconceived notions of what they would turn out to be but it’s been an amazing experience creating music and art with so many dear friends.
“These songs are straight-up what I was looking to do. When I began, I wasn’t sure who I was, but now I know.”
For the video, he adds, “We’ve been toying with the idea of doing our own videos for a while. We got together at our buddy’s production studio @recordatamp and ran the song live. It feels good to be in control.”
Smith and his live band–drummer Brandon Joy, bassist Ralph Moyers, and guitarists Breyer White and Dakota Walker, will be on tour with He Is Legend this summer. See dates below.
To get Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost, visit Standby’s webstore or iTunes. For more on Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Tour Dates (with He Is Legend):
7/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar
7/11 – Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
7/14  – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
7/15 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
7/19 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
7/20 – Webster, NY @ Harmony House
7/21 – Wareham, MA @ 3065 Live
7/22- Harrisburg, PA- Federal Taphouse
7/23 – Vineland, NJ @ The Oak Tavern
7/24- Morgantown, WV- 123 Pleasant Street
7/25 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom