Last year, Veruca Salt reunited for its first tour and single in over a decade. Now, the alt-rock veterans are completing the comeback trifecta with a brand new album titled Ghost Notes. Due out on July 10th through El Camino Records, it marks the band’s fifth studio LP following 2006’s IV.
More importantly, however, it serves as the first album to feature the original Veruca Salt lineup of Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro in nearly 20 years (the last full-length before Gordon’s departure was 1997’s Eight Arms to Hold You). Ghost Notes was produced by Brad Wood, known for his work on Veruca Salt’s debut, American Thighs, as well as records for Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Ben Lee.
Our first look at the rejuvenated Chicago outfit comes courtesy of the spunky, shreddin’ single “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl”. Sounds like age and time don’t mean a damn thing to Veruca Salt. Update: The album opener, “The Gospel According To Saint Me”, has also been revealed. Listen to both tracks below.
“Laughing in the Sugar Bowl”:
“The Gospel According To Saint Me”:
Ghost Notes Artwork:
Ghost Notes Tracklist:
01. The Gospel According To Saint Me
02. Black and Blonde
03. Eyes On You
04. Prince of Wales
05. The Sound of Leaving
06. Love You Less
07. Laughing in the Sugar Bowl
08. Empty Bottle
09. Come Clean Dark Thing
10. I’m Telling You Now
12. Lost To Me
13. The Museum of Broken Relationships
Pre-orders for Ghost Notes are currently on-going via PledgeMusic. In support of the LP, the band has also announced a North American tour for July.
Veruca Salt 2015 Tour Dates:
07/08 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
07/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
07/21 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
07/22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
07/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
07/28 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
07/30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
07/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club