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Cool Ghouls - A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye
Cool Ghouls
A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Empty Cellar)
18,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“San Francisco’s Doomed” ... or so they say. There are, however, four Cool Ghouls who will have none of that. Born and raised in Fog Nation’s strip-mall suburbs, these boys dreamed of the day when they would move to Shaky City. San Francisco was their destiny—the town their electric heroes Creedence, Thee Oh Sees, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Flamin’ Groovies, etc. call(ed) home. Thank the gods their dreams came true! Their loud guitars, acid riffs, party screams, and stacked-as-fuck three-part vocal harmonies are echoing down the alleys and shaking foundations. A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye is Cool Ghouls’ sophomore full-length album, and it rules. Recorded live to tape by San Francisco’s SONNY SMITH (Sonny and the Sunsets) and mixed and mastered by MIKEY YOUNG (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring), this record elevates the band’s psychedelic garage jams to a whole new level. Empty Cellar Records is very stoked to present ten new, delectable Cool Ghouls songs brimming with infectious, creative energy. This record is an excellent complement to the never-ending nights of a never-ending summer. San Francisco is still doomed... it always has been and always will be. At least these Cool Ghouls are here to help it go down with just a little bit of true class.
Cool Ghouls - Cool Ghouls
Cool Ghouls
Cool Ghouls
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Empty Cellar)
18,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
First things first: COOL GHOULS are not a retro act. If you seek musical salvation in the form of mop-topped mannequins with vintage riffs and hand-me-down rags, please stop reading. Yes, the Cool Ghouls borrowed their name from George Clinton's Funkadelic-era pre-show banter. Yes, they dwell penniless in the storied hills of culturally resurgent San Francisco. But these boys have their feet firmly planted in the soil of the now. They look not backwards for approving nods of hipster forebears, but rather skyward, hoping that the 'supernatural forces' they yodel for, guide them to all corners of a half-deserving world. Truth be told, this being their first official release, they may even be a bit naive in their dogged pursuit of the true-blue, home-spun, rock and roll lifestyle. If one were to ascribe to them a 60's-reverent description, as one often does in the case of San Francisco bands, one would most likely find an artistic kinship with some the most inimitable, idiosyncratic, yet unmistakably influential bands of the retro-fitting oeuvre. The Troggs, The Monks, Sir Douglas Quintet come to mind immediately. Like the aforementioned, the Ghouls are natural heirs to the folkloric lineage which precedes them, adding dashes of weirdness where needed. These young men have honed their three-headed vocal attack in front of ambitious and unexpected chord progressions, an unrelenting rhythm section, and a keen ear for harmony.
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She's, The - All Female Rock And Roll Quartet
She's, The
All Female Rock And Roll Quartet
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Empty Cellar)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
With their respective tongues in their respective cheeks, Sami Perez, Hannah Valente, Eva Treadway, and Sinclair Riley of The She’s proudly present their second album All Female Rock And Roll Quartet. This time band is behind the wheel, self-producing with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus. Lyrically, the band delivers a more mature, grounded, and self-aware album than ever before. Their storytelling is cathartic and relatable. Across twelve tracks, they examine themes of guilt, heartbreak, disappointment, frustration, yearning, and acceptance, effortlessly balancing lyrical sophistication and bluntness, like in “Death Dreams” when Perez plainly asserts “hate how you treat the air like you’ll find your breath in it somewhere.” Tonally, this album strays a bit from earlier releases. Drawing inspiration from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sleater-Kinney, and tUne-Yards, the bands have officially leveled up in terms of sonic experimentation and eccentricity. From the blown-out wall of blistering guitars in “Ashes”, to the trance-inducing ebb and flow of the rhythm section in “Sorry”, to the spacious, angelic build up of vocal, guitars, and percussion in “Holly”, this offers up a plentiful spread of compelling tones and arrangements for listeners to lose themselves in. This album is not what long time fans of The She’s might expect—they’ve been through some stuff since their last release. Sonically raw, this is a vulnerable and honest depiction of who the band is now, boasting a new level of confidence and creativity in songwriting, storytelling, and musicianship, willing to let moments go unresolved and let loose ends hang with intention and certainty.
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Latter, The - Ivorics
Latter, The
Ivorics
Tape | 2015 | US | Original (Empty Cellar)
6,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
It has been said that there are two sides to Tim Cohen, frontman for The Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick. Cohen, however, is a man with many sides. Perhaps you are you aware of his producer / engineer side via his work with Cool Ghouls, Wet Illustrated, The Dry Spells, etc. Or maybe you are in the know when it comes to his black metal side as Amocoma (tUMULt). But… are you aware of his MC side? You read that right! A decade before he surfaced as a San Francisco garage icon, Cohen spit fire under the alias "Feller Quentin" in hip hop collective The Latter. This cassette, Ivorics, contains over a dozen original hip hop tracks by the group, written and recorded between 1998 and 2003. The beats are dope (by Feller Quentin and Eddie Vic). The lyrics are fresh. The styles are incomparable. Limited to 100 cassettes.
Cairo Gang - Tiny Rebels
Cairo Gang
Tiny Rebels
LP | 2013 | US | Original (Empty Cellar)
16,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Tiny Rebels is a new collection of songs by The Cairo Gang. They are about awareness. They show a new economy in the work of The Cairo Gang'sleader Emmett Kelly, conjuring up quick and defined songs un-housed in the shimmering of two burning electric 12-string guitars. The sound of them a swirling desert night sky under which songs call to arms multiple voices that long to be freed from the constraints of song. To be re-blooded in a frenzy of hard hitting drums and bass. All the while set against a wild array of compressed overtones that jangle by the hand of Kelly's inversly delicate touch. In The Cairo Gang's previous efforts The Corner Man and the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy collaboration The Wondershow of the World, Kelly displayed a heaviness in subtlety. The sound of this record is what distinguishes it the most from previous works. Each song has the same instrumentation. two electric 12-string guitars, bass, and drums, with many voices often double tracked exciting a gorgeous spring reverberation and cut fiercely onto quarter inch tape. Always in the red and fighting for space, the layers are deeply compressed and pulsating, creating an un-ease that fluctuates as if the listener is in a vacuum, pushing and pulling. When cranked, it sounds as if there is music happening beyond the music. in the abstraction of the guitar sound. In the spacial irrecognition of the tape and reverb. The nonpresence of the drums.. the jagged tremoloes.. The Cairo Gang has armed itself well on this record. turn it up loud and let it wash over you like an ocean.
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