Cool Ghouls have announced their new album Animal Races is due out on August 19, 2016 via Empty Cellar Records. They’ve also shared the track “Sundial”. Cool Ghouls is a rock’n’roll band. A band for playing rock’n’roll – that electric American folk art – without pretense. Think of rock ‘n roll less as a genre and more as an action. A ritual performed with electric guitars and a drum kit to conjure a certain youthful spirit.

Inevitably, when listening to Cool Ghouls, you may recall performers of the past, other summoners of this same spirit, whose fingers were also channels through which rock’n’roll was made physical. But this band’s purpose is not to reference, fetishize, or even celebrate these incarnations of rock’n’roll that came before them. Their intention is to animate their medium – bring to life the inanimate framework that is rock’n’roll. Get the kids dancing. Get the floor at the house party to cave in. Not to sound like a rock’n’roll band, but to do what a rock’n’roll band does. A band for playing rock’n’roll.

Animal Races Track Listing:

01. Animal Races
02. Sundial
03. Time Capsule
04. When You Were Gone
05. Days
06. Just Like Me
07. The Man
08. Brown Bag
09. Never You Mind
10. Material love
11. Spectator

Tour Dates:

06/16 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
06/18 – Guerneville, CA – Deathstock II
07/07 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
08/11 – San Francisco – The Chapel
08/16 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA
08/19 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
08/20 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight
08/24 – Boise, ID – The Olympic


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