"We work ourselves wretched for one old wood coffin, if life doesn't get you, love will finish you off" sings K.S. Rhoads on his stunning debut album Dead Language, which American Songwriter Magazine declares, " is an exhibition in style, grace, and limitless possibilities." Listen Nashville says: "Rhoads has the perfectionism and musicianship of Roger Waters as well as a similar political chip on his shoulder." His music has been called "... a masterful marriage of indie-pop, orchestral, and american folk." His lush string arrangements recall Danny Elfman, and his lyrics recall F. Scott Fitzgerald. His live performances are rapturous and sporadic, usually with a string section and small choir. Often, in lieu of a band, he will perform using loop pedals, layering multiple instruments and harmonies, and creating beautiful textures and rhythms by way of singing and beat-boxing, all instantaneous, and all by himself. In January 2010, he performed at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah. On September 8th, 2011, he performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, for which he scored and arranged all of the music. He produces, scores, arranges, and writes songs for many other recording artists as well. After two years of extensive touring (over 210 dates), string arranging, writing and producing, he has just wrapped up production on his second album The Wilderness, which he has said, "...hopefully doesn't suck." The Wilderness is out March 5th.