Veruca Salt announces release of Ghost Notes

Veruca Salt - Ghost Notes

Veruca Salt – original members Nina Gordon (guitar/vocals), Louise Post (guitar/vocals), Steve Lack (bass), Jim Shapiro (drums) – will release their first full-length album of new material written and recorded together since 1996. The album, entitled Ghost Notes, was recorded in Los Angeles, and produced by Brad Wood, who helmed production for the band’s seminal, platinum-selling debut, American Thighs. Ghost Notes will be released on July 10th, 2015 on El Camino Records. The album’s cover art, created by the band, is below.

Chicago’s WXRT – the band’s hometown station and longtime supporter – has premiered the album’s brilliant opening track, “The Gospel According To Saint Me,” today on air and online. PRESS HERE to listen. The song will continue to be played on air this week as well.

Stereogum has premiered the album’s official first single, a barn-burner of a song called “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl.” PRESS HERE to listen to it now.

Fans who pre-order Ghost Notes HERE will receive both songs as instant downloads.

Veruca Salt will also be embarking on a full-length North American tour this summer in support of Ghost Notes. Tour dates can be found below.

Ghost Notes is an amalgamation of everything that made Veruca Salt into a household name from the beginning and then some. All the hallmarks of the well-loved Veruca Salt sound are there: careening guitars, crashing drums, savory bass lines, and the unmistakable, incredible vocal interplay of the band’s two fearless leaders – Nina Gordon and Louise Post. The album presents a sonic narrative – the story of the band’s rise, demise, reconciliation, and reunion. Songs answer the myriad of questions surrounding their sudden implosion over fifteen years ago, allowing Veruca Salt to truly air their grievances, forgive each other, and make the third album they intended to make back then. Songs that were started in the mid-to-late 90’s and abandoned in the breakup have been reclaimed and reinterpreted, allowing Ghost Notes to serve as a stunning document of all the band left behind, while focusing on everything glorious to come. It is a record of hearts stitched back together and worn proudly on sleeves; a tour de force of friendship, betrayal, desperation, loss, regret, reformation, and redemption. And – at the end – the album is the jubilation of four musical peers who found each other again, and got to reconnect the best way they knew how: through song.

For anyone who proudly head banged through “Seether,” who pogoed along to “Volcano Girls,” who picked up a Les Paul guitar after seeing the band’s epically fierce live show – this one’s for you. #thebitchisback

6 thoughts on “Veruca Salt announces release of Ghost Notes

  1. This is so awesome sux I live in Australia. When are you guys coming back. The gig you guys played last year at the gov was freaking amazing.
    I dragged my sister to come see it and she wasn’t really much of a fan and she loved it. cant wait to hear your new stuff

  2. You have a great support here in Australia we love you in Perth I grew up with you guys now my kids are following they love you!!

  3. Welcome back you have been missed . Great to see the ladies of rock coming out. Love to see you guys rock out with some of the newer bands that are around ( Ie the pretty reckless, Lzzy Hale , Maria Brink ) New songs are awesome.

  4. Saw them on Friday in NYC and was blown away, I haven’t seen them in 18 years (opening for Bush at MSG).
    Can’t begin to say how much I loved the show, My own band is getting back together after a 35 year hiatus (Melodic Punk) and I feel at lot better about the reunion after seeing Veruca Salt rock better now than ever. What a great show, it has been 4 days and I’m still smiling!

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