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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stream Cool Ghouls' New Record A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye

Posted By on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

click to enlarge Cool Ghouls - JACLYN SNOOK
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We've been fans of Cool Ghouls from the first moment we heard the jangly surf twang of guitar on the opening of "Natural Life," the standout track on the San Francisco band's 2011 full-length self-titled debut.

But three years is a lot, in band years (they're kinda like dog years, only drunker), soit's with anticipation of a more polished but hopefully just as happy-go-lucky sound that we've been waiting on Cool Ghouls' follow-up, A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye. The quartet doesn't disappoint: The record, which drops November 11 on Empty Cellar, is full of big, beachy hooks and shout-along choruses, paired with some more complex and psychedelic elements, stoney, swirling guitar riffs, and Mamas and Papas-esque harmonies.

Lucky for you, you can stream the whole thing right now below, courtesy of Hype Machine.Check this space for an interview in the coming weeks — we'll get the skinny on what went into the new album before its release show Nov. 20 at the SF Eagle

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