New Audio: The Warmly 60s Sounding Psychedelic, Garage Rock Sound of Cool Ghouls’ Latest Single “The Creature That I Am”

With the release of A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye, earlier this year, the San Francisco-based quartet Cool Ghouls have received attention and praise for a sound that channels the classic 60s rock sound of acts like The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and others as the band’s material is generally comprised of jangling guitar chords, simple yet propulsive percussion and layered, multi-part harmonies which you’ll hear in the first 2/3s of the band’s latest single “The Creature That I Am” before the song turns into a free-flowing, psychedelic and downright ecstatic jam-based frenzy over the course of the song’s last minute or so. Sonically, the song evokes the sensation of tripping on hallucinogens with friends as you were meandering through a cemetery or a meadow on a bright sunny day — all while lyrically, the song discusses self-awareness, in the sense of realizing how someone else might see you if you had recently spent an all-nighter and hinting at one’s connection to other things including their own spirit. Overall, the song is a hazy and loving homage to a familiar and beloved sound; so much so, that it sounds as though it could have easily been released in 1966 or 1967.

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