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Grandpa's Ghost

Grandpa's Ghost on KDHX

Grandpa's Ghost recently appeared live on KDHX, watch "Carnage Queen" from the session:

Ghost members Ben and Jack will perform with Tim Garrigan as Placater at St. Louis Schlafly Tap Room on Aug 26th:

Placater is a collective performing spontaneous explorations around the songs of both Hanna and Garrigan, plus improvisations between smaller fragments of the group.

More info here.

Read an interview with Ben from the Riverfront Times.

Check out what Terrascope Magazine had to say about their 2LP set "The Carnage Queen":

"Peddling a lysergic brand of americana, this double album re-defines the word sprawling, a long strange trip that takes you places you have never been before...this collection rises easily above its influences to stand proudly as a future classic"

Read the whole review here.

Country of Piss

Grandpa's Ghost, March 2017

Released today are Grandpa's Ghost's 2LP "The Carnage Queen" and its companion piece digital album "Country of Piss" which was recorded at the same sessions. Both albums are available in the shop now and are also available digitally on Apple Music, Spotify and all other digital stores. "Country of Piss" is included as a free download with vinyl copies of "The Carnage Queen".

Grandpa's Ghost will be appearing live at:

June 04 - Vintage Vinyl (instore, 4pm), St. Louis
June 10 - Schlafly Tap Room, St, Louis
June 17 - RFT Showcase, St. Louis

The band will appear live on the air during KDHX's Mystery Train show on Monday June 5th.

Check out new tunes from both albums:

Carnage Queen preorder

The new Grandpa's Ghost 2LP "The Carnage Queen" is now available to preorder in the shop on orange or black vinyl. The vinyl comes with a download coupon featuring a bonus digital album "Country of Piss".

Read a review of the album by Doug Mosurock at Still Single:

Founding members Ben Hanna and Bill Emerson are joined by longtime drummer Jack Petracek and guest guitarist Tim Garrigan (late of stress-metal pioneers Dazzling Killmen), leveraging a sound that approximates a sideways take on Neil Young & Crazy Horse by way of Silkworm, or Wilco meets Shellac, maybe Mark Kozelek via Lungfish. They drive it hard; even the acoustic tracks feel like more fingernail lifters than fingerpickers. No bass player means no tether, so these guys get pretty far out there on the longer tracks...everyone looking for a new record with some teeth embedded in it and some clawmarks on the outside, line up here...Recommended

Check out "Our Reflections" from the new album:

Grandpa's Ghost - The Carnage Queen

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Grandpa's Ghost will release their new double LP "The Carnage Queen" on May 19th on Transduction Records.

The 2xLP set was mastered by Bob Weston and contains a digital download of the whole album plus a bonus album, "Country of Piss" from the same sessions. Initial copies of the vinyl are pressed on translucent orange vinyl and will be available to pre-order in April. The album will also be available on Apple Music and Spotify. Track-listing below.

Side One:
1. Learning How to Love You
2. Carnage Queen
3. Nellie Loves Me
4. Dandelions in My Mind

Side Two:
5. A Little Bit of Abuse
6. I Am a Specimen
7. Come Here, Come Here
8. Another Redemption Song

Side Three:
9. City of Piss (A Prelude)
10. Underground with the Dogs
11. The Snow
12. Ballad of Mary-Christ (or The Suicide Chick & St. Mary's Bullshit)
13. Our Reflections
14. The Most Beautiful Bird in the World (Specimen Reprieve)

Side Four:
15. Over My Head
16. Blues for Sparklehorse
17. Confusion of Tongues

Grandpa's Ghost

Grandpa's Ghost

The amazing Grandpa's Ghost from Pocahontas, Illinois will release their new double LP "The Carnage Queen" on Transduction Records early in 2017.

The band was originally known for its cow-punk, country/psych sound but over the course of 20+ years, has moved into more experimental terrain, collaborating with other musicians, filmmakers, writers, painters and performance artists.

On their forthcoming album the band is joined by special guest Tim Garrigan (Dazzling Killmen, You Fantastic!) - the album sees the Ghost returning to the roots of song-based psychedelia: blues, rock, country, free-jazz and folk - another stop on their singular journey as one of the braver, original voices of the American underground.

Check out two songs from "The Carnage Queen":

More details on the album release coming soon.

A great overview of the band's career at Trouser Press