Which brings us to their new album, Ghost Ranch, one of Son of the Velvet Rat’s most bare-boned albums to date that seems to pre-emptively make up for lost time. With stripped down instrumentation and arrangements, there’s a campfire intimacy to Georg and Heike’s hushed confessionals, which makes them feel like they’re right there with you, even when they’re not. Continuing the divinitive standard of songwriting, these eleven new pieces communicate predestination; a familiarity you can’t quite place yet leaving us with that inexplicable feeling they’ve always been around.
Son of the Velvet Rat’s new album, Ghost Ranch, was recorded at Red Barn Recorders in Morongo Valley/CA and co-produced by Gar Robertson with Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass. It features Jolie Holland on backing vocals and violin. Marc Ribot guests on electric guitar.
A Pre-Release Party is being held at Spaghetti Western, February 3, 2024, at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite