Grandpa's Ghost release career retrospective

Grandpa's Ghost

Grandpa's Ghost will release a career-spanning retrospective on October 26th, coinciding with their entire back-catalog becoming available digitally on Apple Music and Spotify.

To mark the release, the band will be appearing for an in-store performance at Rich's Record Emporium in Collinsville, IL on October 28th.

Lilac Perfume & Stomach Pump plots the band's singular, eclectic path over 23 years and 12 albums—several of which are multi-disc sets. Each stage of the band's prodigious output is represented—the skewed country rock of their first three albums, the deeply fried psychedelia of the Upland years and the sonic experimentation of their work with filmmaker James Fotopolous. Last year's sprawling releases from The Carnage Queen/Country of Piss sessions brings things up to date. The compilation also features two previously unreleased songs, "Flowerland" (from the band's yet unissued soundtrack to Fotopolous' "Alice in Wonderland" film) and "Dance of Death Blues".

Check out "Cheater (Electric)" from the compilation:

Nango LP available now


Nango's "Setsuwasetsu" LP is available now on black or yellow/red splatter vinyl, order it here.

Watch out for the August issue of The Wire on sale soon which will feature a track from the album on its Wire Tapper compilation CD.

Spook Irish Tour

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Following the success of their sold out St Patrick’s Festival show, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock head out on a short Irish tour in support of their acclaimed "Lockout" album.

9th June - Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick (Out On A Limb Records 15th Anniversary Show)
13th June - Roisín Dubh, Galway
14th June - Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
15th June - De Barra's, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Nango - "Setsuwasetsu"

Nango 2018

June 27 sees the release of Sapporo based trio Nango's first vinyl LP on Transduction. "Setsuwasetsu" combines the band's two EPs - "Setsuwa" (2016) and the just-released "Wasetstu" on to one vinyl LP.

Nango are a three piece band based in Sapporo, Japan. The trio - Toshiaki Takeda (guitar, vocals), Akane Terui (bass) and Ryutaro Iwasaki (drums) came together in university and have firmly established themselves as one of the leading lights of the city's burgeoning underground scene over the past two years.

Citing influences as disparate as Zazen Boys and The Mars Volta, Nango take a free-wheeling approach to the guitar/bass/drums format, effortlessly shifting from feedback-laden punk-prog howls to intricate, psychedelia-tinged grooves, with Toshiaki Takeda's dream-like, stream of consciousness lyrics an essential component of the band's sound.

The LP will be available on black or yellow/red splatter vinyl.

Side One:
Ninja World
Gorilla Panic
Kosher Creatures
Self Recognition

Side Two:
Zui Zui
Ten Fingers Ten Toes

Check out the video for "Ten Fingers Ten Toes":

Lockout preorder

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock's new album "Lockout" is available to preorder in the shop on red or black vinyl, CD or download. Orders will arrive on or before the March 16th release date.

Preorder Lockout now

Tickets are going fast for the album's launch as part of the St. Patrick's Festival on the same day, get them here.

Check out a video of the band plus orchestra performing "The Batons":

The Spook announce Lockout details

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock - Lockout

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have announced details of their third album Lockout where they expand to an 18-piece electric guitar orchestra.

The album will be released on March 16th on Transduction Records on vinyl, CD and all digital streaming formats. Pre-order details available soon.

The band will launch the album at The Pepper Canister Church in Dublin as part of the St. Patrick's Festival, also on March 16th with a full orchestra performance. Tickets are available are €13.50 and available to book online.

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Lockout is a grand departure for the The Spook, adding epic volume and scale to the band’s unique sound and a sharper, more political voice. The album tells the story of the 1913 lockout, the struggle of Dublin workers against exploitative working conditions led by Jim Larkin and James Connolly’s ITGWU union.

Track Listing:

  1. Movement I: A Debt That Must Be Paid / A Fair Wage For A Fair Day's Work / William Martin Murphy's Midnight Mass
  2. Movement II: The Trams Are Stopped / From A Window At Liberty Hall / Ringsend Riot / Larkin in Disguise / The Batons
  3. Movement III: Church Street Collapse / James Nolan Laid To Rest / The Asquith Inquiry / A Rose With The Loaf / The Hare And The Fraternity
  4. Movement IV: A Storm Driven Wave / Suffrage / Larkin At The Prison Gates / The Decade Of Centenaries

Check out the video for "The Hare and The Fraternity":

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.