Friday, August 19, 2016
Cool Ghouls - Animal Races
The bottom line for us here is that Animal Races is the best work yet by a band we have followed since their first demos popped up on the web. I'm going camping this weekend and this album is one of the few that I'm taking with me. I'm hoping the mountain goats in the central Cascades appreciate it.
Animal Races is available via Cellar Door in North America and Melodic Records in the UK/Europe. Burger Record has the cassette. Cool Ghouls are Alex Fleshman (drums/percussion/piano), Pat McDonald (vocals/guitar/drums/mellotron), Ryan Wong (vocals/guitar/bass/mellotron), and Pat Thomas (vocals/bass/guitar/farfisa). For this album, they received contributions from Tom Heyman on pedal steel, and producer Kelley Stoltz on midi guitar and percussion. The album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young.
By the way, Cool Ghouls are traveling the western states right now, so check and see if you are in the vicinity of a show.
Bandcamp for Animal Races