Things that Tim Cohen has done, or is in the process of doing this month:
1. Released the a new, surprisingly mainstream sounding, single from his first and foremost band The Fresh & Onlys. Listen to it here.
2. Stepped behind the boards for the upcoming album by TDC favorite Cool Ghouls. I honestly cannot wait to hear what this is going to sound like.
3. Released yet another single from his recently released Magic Trick album Rulers of the Night. “Invisible At Midnight” continues the idea that Magic Trick is an enormous blank canvas in which this prolific musical madman can splatter his brain paint all over. Where “Torture” the first single off the album, seemed to move down a poppier road, “Invisible At Midnight” is dark and cerebral, a somber jam punctuated by big swings of almost choral background noise. Oh Tim Cohen, what will you do next?
Ruler of the Night is out on Hardly Art now.
Magic Trick plays SF on the 28th of June. Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming giveaway.
Magic Trick – Invisible At Midnight
Cool Ghoul’s first TDCed song, “Witch’s Game” was, as described by me, “a shocking 5-minute opus” that “breaks in to a thrashy sort of ode to rock ‘n’ roll.” I expected a similar sort of long form garage rock explosion, “Ghost Song” leans heavily the twang of 1970s country rock spiced up with a surprisingly funky little bass beat and some catchy back-up vocals. To say the least, it’s another step in the band living up to the promise of their three-song EP. Lets all raise our hands if we’re excited for Cool Ghouls. Okay, good. Me too.
Cool Ghouls play the Save KUSF Benefit at Benders with Uzi Rash on 4/20 and then at Sugar Mountain in Oakland with Shannon and The Clams later this month.
Their self-titled debut LP is due out this summer.
Cool Ghoul – Ghost Song
Source: Positive Destruction
Cool Ghouls claim the influences for this track to be:
“tall cans, 40s, blunts, parties, guns, 40s, crime”
From that set of influences I’d think that this song would be a drunken swagger down Young Kids Lane with genitals exposed and a belly full of puke waiting to be exhaled. Cool Ghouls have surprised me though. “Witch’s Game” a shocking 5-minute opus, starts with thick layers of fuzz and reverb, builds to a peak, breaks in to a thrashy sort of ode to rock ‘n’ roll past, and then fades out on a blanket of orchestrated noise. It’s a great song. Thinking now, maybe the Cool Ghouls squad was just saying what they were under the influence of when making this track. That sounds better.
Cool Ghoul’s just released a demo tape to their Facebook page, and you can pick up their three-track EP right here.
Cool Ghouls – Witch’s Game