Los Angeles psychedelic rock band SPINDRIFT will release its new album SPINDRIFT: Ghost of the West on October 22 via Tee Pee. The penultimate documentation of SPINDRIFT’s fascination with the surreal qualities and legendary mythos of the Wild West, the album is described as a “sonic western exploration into the Great Unknown” and “an homage to “everything Western.” The record was inspired by the group’s 2012 “Ghost Town Tour”, a five week, self-guided tour through more than 20 of America’s western ghost towns. During the trip, many landmarks, tourist attractions (Deadwood, South Dakota), western museums and monuments (such as Cathedral Gorge State Park and Arizona’s Sonoran National Desert) were reached and at every stop along the way, SPINDRIFT made field recordings and performed live, putting their “spin” on classic, Golden Era cowboy songs of the old West.
Now, The Onion A.V. Club premieres the new SPINDRIFT single “The Matador and the Fuzz”, calling the song “equal parts Calexico and Tarantino” and “a haunting listen”. Take a short break from your work day, listen and drift back to a time gone by with “The Matador and the Fuzz” now at THIS location!
SPINDRIFT has also just announced North American tour dates in support of the new LP. The 20 city trek will kick off on October 23 in Los Angeles and run through mid-November, hitting Brooklyn, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, DC and more along the way.
SPINDRIFT frontman Kirpatrick Thomas comments, “James, Henry, Michelle, and I are looking forward to hitting the road once again this fall, especially with this new soundtrack in tow. We’ll be projecting sequences from the upcoming film companion during our performances. ‘Spindrift: Ghost of the West’ is the type of film and soundtrack that addresses America’s current status and its going to be great to present that live to our fans. We hope all the shows will be a transcending experience.”