Wednesday, November 26, 2014

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers! We're back with another great Pick after a week's hiatus spent celebrating our sixth year on air as a radio show in addition to the blog here. I was blown away with this Pick the first, and second, time I heard it: from San Francisco, California: Cool Ghouls! Their new album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye, is available via Empty Cellar Records! (In vinyl as a limited run of "swirling fire"!) Beautiful!

Together members Pat Thomas, Ryan Wong, Pat McDonald, and Alex Fleshman, have built quite a powerhouse of psychedelic sounds. An embarrassment of riches are contained in the grooves, caught live-to-tape in the recording studio by Sonny Smith, (of Sonny & the Sunsets.) What Mr. Smith has done is capture a document of a band firing on all cylinders, first purring then roaring then careening. Strap in!!! This a ride you'll be glad you took. Multiple times. Highest recommend.

Note: the album is also available on cassette via those wacky guys at Burger Records.

You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every other Thursday from 11pm to 1 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!

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