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Veruca Salt announces reunion album, Ghost Notes, premieres two new songs — listen

New LP marks the first to feature the original lineup in nearly 20 years

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    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.

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    “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl”:

    “The Gospel According To Saint Me”:

    Ghost Notes Artwork:

    Veruca Salt new album reunion Ghost Notes

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    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
    11. Triage
    12. Lost To Me
    13. The Museum of Broken Relationships
    14. Atlernica

    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

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