Meet Cool Ghouls, makers of crackly, ramshackly garage jangles by way of San Francisco.  Looking back as much as they look forward, these 4 ghouls draw inspiration from the modern wave of California psych acts like Thee Oh Sees and Allah-Las, but also tip their hats to the innovators of the scene…The Byrds, Love, Jefferson Airplane and the lot.

The beginning of The Mile plays like a lost Link Wray number, growling out ‘Rumble’-style guitar swagger, but shifts into stoned beach melody a la Arthur Lee.  It’s the kind of tune that would’ve brought the hippies and the bikers together in perfect harmony.  If Cool Ghouls were on the bill at Altamont, we would’ve seen Hell’s Angels twistin’ with long-hairs, sharin’ each other’s joints and drinking out of the same acid kool-aid bottles without even wiping it off first.

Grab a yellow-splattered ‘swirling fire’ record for $17 while you still can.

The Details

Limited 'Swirling Fire' colored vinyl edition (Red and Orange A Side / B Side with Yellow Splatter). Pictures pending!

Includes digital pre-order of A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

Shipping out on or around 11 November 2014

Edition of 300

Thanks to Daniel Bloomfield for the tip!

Price $17

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