RANCH GHOST: "LOOKIN" LP/CD
RANCH GHOST: "LOOKIN" LP/CD
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Limited Edition Hand-Screened: 50 (Colored Vinyl)
Coke Bottle Green Splatter: 150
*All vinyl comes with a free digital download of the entire album.
Ranch Ghost is a child born of an unplanned pregnancy. Raised by its four fathers and one red-haired godparent in a small home due south of Nashville, it has grown out of its fledgling stage at last and is crawling its way towards the edge of the nest.
The band has been audibly molded by the vibrations of Link Wray and Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, while the influence of Nina Simone, Hank Williams, and Miles Davis remains slightly obscured underneath the murky surface.
This album was Ranch Ghost's first endeavor into recording the sonic incarnation of each of its member's thoughts, inspirations, and creative energy. It was recorded almost entirely live within the multi-track shack behind the home of Mitch Jones, the bands’ aforementioned godfather, engineer, and producer.
Mr. Jones helped bring forth into the world a musical apparition, bearing simultaneously at times the primal growl of The Velvet Underground pushing the volume unit needles into the red, along with the punctured speaker cones of The Kinks. Deliberately injected within this chaos, there lies the necessary space for singer Joshua Meador’s prose of inequality and paper power to be able to stand comfortably, but with canines bared.
Although this album presents a slightly more rambunctious and bleary eyed version of the group than you might see first hand on a night like tonight, it very accurately and honestly portrays the core of what they stand for, which continues to be their goal in person and on records to come.
1. Black Caboose
4. Ragged Mile
5. Grow Hair / Grow Teeth
7. Gross Eyes
8. Feels So Good
9. Long Hang
10. Pale Tale
"...psychedelic and often trance-like, though still connected to garage rock, especially the well-oiled Southern variety defined by bands like the 13th Floor Elevators." - NPR
"... Ranch Ghost not only embraces its city of conception, but incorporates that authentic Southern style into a blues-meets-surf-punk roux." - FLOOD Magazine
"...a nightmarish yet exuberant cruise through Americana's swampy backwaters, roots music shot through with a howling psychedelic energy." - Under The Radar
"...a distinctly eerie cocktail of desert garage-psych, tinged with a splash of whatever wine disappeared from the Hotel California in 1969..." - Nashville Scene
"Ranch Ghost rage ahead into the night on a haunted train destined for some kind of an oblivion with a psych & surf sensibility that has the controls and dials set for a world of no tomorrow." - Impose