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22 Feb 2020
Via del Mandrione 3, Roma
The Ghost Wolves
Blistering Texas Rock N’ Roll duo (US)
new 7” out "Let's Go To Mars" on Dirty Water Records & Third Man Records
Formed in 2011 and hardly taking time to sit since then, the Ghost Wolves create, record and tour at a dizzying clip. Blending rock n' roll, punk rock, garage and blues with electronic elements, the duo has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the modern rock n’ roll underground, touring internationally for almost 8 years straight, with nearly 1000 shows between them in 23+ countries including most of western Europe, the USA, U.K. and Japan.
The recording sessions took place during a very dark time for Carley and Jonny, who have been married for 7 years. Jonny's father, John, received a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2018. "I was in Connecticut with my dad in the hospital and Carley was in Texas sending me song demos. I'd write her back my thoughts and we went on for a while like that. I was up there almost a month when they first hospitalized him. When he stabilized somewhat, I went back to Austin to take a break and be home briefly, and that's when we recorded this. So we were creating with all of that hurt going on in the background. It was therapeutic for me in a way, to be there with these people, working on art. And I think it came out on the record. It's definitely darker and more intimate than our previous albums."
The three tracks from the sessions are out now on 7" vinyl and digitally by Third Man Records. About the partnership, Carley remembers, "We sent a bunch of labels all the music we recorded, 10 tracks total. When Third Man said they wanted to release some of it, we were popping champagne and screaming at the sky. For us it was like hitting the lotto. We're just fans of the label. They have so many of our heroes in their catalogs, people like Muddy Waters, Wanda Jackson, Dead Weather, Jerry Lee Lewis, the White Stripes. It's mind-blowing that our music will be there alongside them. It doesn't feel real, it feels like a dream."