Touched By Ghoul release ‘Cancel The World’ title track to upcoming album; ex-Sybris, Pink Frost

Touched By Ghoul drop prophetic single “Cancel The World”, title track to upcoming LP
Chicago quartet w/ members of Sybris, Pink Frost slightly tame their noise-punk on sophomore LP
Hear/share “Cancel The World” (Bandcamp) (Spotify)
“Mullenhour’s vocals rise to heated roars worthy of stardom, which lend themselves perfectly to Touched by Ghoul’s brand of rock that is loud and heavy…” — Gaper’s Block
Chicago quartet Touched By Ghoul share the title track from their forthcoming sophomore album Cancel The World today. Hear and share “Cancel The World” via BandcampSpotify and Apple Music.
New Noise Magazine recently shared lead single “Better Than Me” HERE.
Funny story: Chicago’s quartet of weirdos Touched By Ghoul recorded their sophomore album Cancel The World at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in July 2019 with the title already in place. They mixed it in January 2020, and then the world was actually cancelled. After idling for months, the album was sent for pressing the vinyl to support tour dates. Tours were again cancelled. And, the pressing plant’s press was broken. Cancelled.
Of course, everyone’s been through the wringer over the past couple of years, and some much more severe than this. But, Cancel The World may just be the forbidden music so many artists have sought to make. Ironically, the album finds the band taming its aggressive Birthday Party / Babes In Toyland noiserock attack ever so slightly in order to embrace melodies and allow their tousled cynicism to truly shine on songs like “Better Than Me”, “Lost At The Costco” and the title track. but that doesn’t mean their acerbic wit isn’t on full display.
Touched By Ghoul is fronted by former Sybris singer/guitarist Angela Mullhouer, along with guitarist Andrea Bauer and the rollicking rhythm section of bassist Alex Shumard and drummer Paige Sandlin. The intrepid group made its debut with 2016’s Murder Circus album (also on Chicago imprint Under Road Records) and for a while things were going pretty great pre-pandemic: TBG played some awesome shows (supporting Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field, Wayne Kramer’s MC50, Local H), received great press and built up a small army of zombified followers.
At last, with nothing more than this album on the horizon for the time being, Touched By Ghoul are here to undo whatever star-crossed curse they’ve brought unto the world, one gloriously weird, catchy song at a time.
Cancel The World will be available on LP, download and streaming on December 3rd, 2021 via Under Road Records. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Artist: Touched By Ghoul
Album: Cancel The World
Record label: Under Road Records
Release Date: December 3rd, 2021
01. Better Than Me
02. God Hospital
03. Quick Question
04. Lost at the Costco
05. Sitcom
06. Cancel The World
07. Suicide Space Camp
08. Yacht Problems
09. Cancel The World Redux
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