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