Veruca Salt – “Laughing In The Sugar Bowl” (Stereogum Premiere) + “The Gospel According To Saint Me”

The original Veruca Salt lineup hasn’t released a full-length together since 1997’s Eight Arms To Hold You, but the band’s sonic legacy echoes and rebounds through the music of their studied fans. Colleen Green, Charly Bliss, and countless other up-and-coming contemporary artists who came of age in Veruca Salt’s shadow share an affinity for their rough-hewn pop — proof there’s still space for their pointed sound in this decade. The band underwent a series of lineup changes throughout the late ’90s and early-to-mid ’00s, but now the members behind Veruca Salt’s formative early works (Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro) are slated to release a reunion LP titled Ghost Notes, which they put together with money raised from PledgeMusic. They recorded it alongside Brad Wood, who worked on their debut, American Thighs. “Laughing In The Sugar Bowl” is the first single off of Ghost Notes; listen, view the tracklist and tour dates below, and read our Q&A with Veruca Salt here.

UPDATE: A second new Veruca Salt song called “The Gospel According To Saint Me” has emerged. Listen to that one too:

Ghost Notes track list:

01 “The Gospel According To Saint Me”
02 “Black And Blonde”
03 “Eyes On You”
04 “Prince Of Wales”
05 “The Sound Of Leaving
06 “Love You Less”
07 “Laughing In The Sugar Bowl”
08 “Empty Bottle”
09 “Come Clean Dark Thing”
10 “I’m Telling You Now”
11 “Triage”
12 “Lost To Me”
13 “The Museum Of Broken Relationships”
14 “Alternica”

Tour dates:
07/08 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
07/11 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
07/21 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
07/22 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
07/23 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
07/28 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
07/30 Boston, MA @ Paradise
07/31 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08/01 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Ghost Notes is out 7/10 via El Camino Records.

Tags: Veruca Salt