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.
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
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive