Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

Marbled Eye, The Gonks

Wed · January 30, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

Cool Ghouls
Cool Ghouls
Empty Cellar Records is stoked to announce the third full-length release by San Francisco's Cool Ghouls, Animal Races. Fans of their self-titled debut and 2014's A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye will be similarly stoked to hear how this band has continued to evolve. If the first album was a celebratory debut, and the second an earnest venture into deeper waters... this third album is like the crystal born of the murky womb that was the second, fertilized by the initial intention of the first. Not only have the ghouls reaped the crop they sowed; they’ve baked it into some new kind of bread!

For the uninitiated - Cool Ghouls play rock'n'roll. That's about all there is to it. They're California natives. They try to do a good job. They like to try to elevate and get far out. They also like to keep it real. They like to make friends and have a good time. They don't like bullshit. They want to keep growing and learning how to become more powerful musicians. This record reflects the discoveries they’ve made over the last five years about live performance, themselves, and each other.

The eleven tracks, recorded to tape by Kelley Stoltz in his backyard studio and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control etc.), are first and foremost documents of the four-piece's live performance of the tunes. Many of the songs were road-tested, but - unlike the prior records - a few of them were not. This opened the door for some new looks: an acoustic guitar, some synth, upright piano, a little pedal steel wizardry from Tom Heyman, etc. It’s Cool Ghouls doing what they've always done, but in more ways and better.

Animal Races will be available on LP/CD (8/19/16) in the US via Empty Cellar Records and the EU/UK via Melodic Records, and worldwide on cassette via Burger Records. All versions feature full-color artwork painted by Shannon Shaw (Shannon and The Clams). Distributed by Revolver/Midheaven (USA).
Marbled Eye
Marbled Eye
Marbled Eye was formed in 2016 after Christopher Natividad and Michael Lucero were rumored to be collaborating on demos and booked (without their permission) to debut the songs at a Mission district warehouse show. The demos would soon be recorded at Oakland's Secret Bathroom Studios and materialize as the SF / Oakland band's self-released, self-titled debut EP, which was recently issued on cassette via San Francisco's Melters.
The Gonks
New supergroup featuring members of Sonny & the Sunsets, The She’s, and Cool Ghouls!
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com