Cool Ghouls release new single “Spectator”
Empty Cellar Records has announce the release of San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls, new album Animal Races. Today, the band shares the third track “Spectator” from the upcoming album Animal Races will be available on LP/CD (8/19) in the USA via Empty Cellar Records and the EU/UK via Melodic Records; and also, on cassette via Burger Records. Click here to pre-order the album on Empty Cellar Records.
For the uninitiated – Cool Ghouls play rock’n’roll. That’s about all there is to it. They’re California natives. They try to do a good job. They like to try to elevate and get far out. They also like to keep it real. They like to make friends and have a good time. They don’t like bullshit. They want to keep growing and learning how to become more powerful musicians. This record reflects the discoveries they’ve made over the last five years about live performance, themselves, and each other.
The eleven tracks, recorded to tape by Kelley Stoltz in his backyard studio and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control), are first and foremost documents of the four-piece’s live performance of the tunes. Many of the songs were road-tested, but – unlike the prior records – a few of them were not. This opened the door for some new looks: an acoustic guitar, some synth, upright piano, a little pedal steel wizardry from Tom Heyman, etc. It’s Cool Ghouls doing what they’ve always done, but in more ways and better.
Animal Races will be available on LP/CD (8/19/16) in the US via Empty Cellar Records and the EU/UK via Melodic Records, and worldwide on cassette via Burger Records. All versions feature full-color artwork painted by Shannon Shaw (Shannon and The Clams).
8/11 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
8/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Resident
8/17 Tucson, AZ – TBA
8/18 El Paso, TX – Monarch
8/19 Austin, TX – Barracuda
8/20 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
8/22 Denver, CO – TBA
8/23 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
8/24 Boise, ID – The Olympic
8/25 Portland, OR – Baker Ballroom
8/26 Seattle, WA – TBA
[Empty Cellar Records]
Street Date: August 19, 2016
1. Animal Races
3. Time Capsule
4. When You Were Gone
6. Just Like Me
7. The Man
8. Brown Bag
9. Never You Mind
10. Material love
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