Wooden Ghost
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Wooden Ghost

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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The best kept secret in music



'the band has found a way to make music that transcends fads, and will resonate in your mind long after you've left the comfort of your stereo' - Dave Madden


'Brent Cole's voice shows the influence of Gordon Gano, The Meat Puppets's Kirkwood brothers and traces of Mr. Thom Yorke, but again, it's more an example of great minds thinking alike ' - Splendid E-Zine


'Albums such as Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Califone's Quicksand/Cradlesnakes have thrived on such experimentations. Looking Back Without Turning Back inhabits a similar space with its sweeping balladry and offsetting feedback.' - Rob Moran


'affecting in both its sweet orchestration and its dark originality.' - N/A


harmonic splendor. The band's sound is rich and full, with subtle electronic touches. A very enjoyable offering.
Punk Planet - Punk Planet

"Go Ga-Ga for Wooden Ghost's TRUE GOLD..."

"Loaded to the hilt with bass and steady rhythmic percussion... The result has Wooden Ghost pushing forth an album that will have critics in the indie rock world going ga-ga."-Smother.net - Smother.net


"True Gold..."NEW RELEASE 2007! Limited Edition Gold Embossed Covers/ ENHANCED CD with VIDEO for 'World Keeps Turning'. Out NOW on Ex-'Cuse Records...
"No Minute Gone Comes Ever Back Again..." our first full length recording, released on CD in 2003 by Tuolumne Records of NYC.
"Looking Back Without Turning Back" our second full length recording, released in 2004 as a CD-R by Tuolumne.
"An Animal" a split 7"(vinyl!!) released late 2004 with Huggabroomstick of NYC.
"Wooden Ghost/Lionshare" our second (maybe last!) 7" split with Cambridge, UK based Lionshare, released in late 2004.
"Ask the Dust" ( instrumental home recordings 1999-2002) re-released on CD-R in early 2005.
"Resurrect" 4 song e.p. self-released on CD-R in early 2006.


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Wooden Ghost is the crossing point where the pavement turns to the gravel road.
These Brooklyn based musicians have finished a new full length Album and are issuing a challenge to the music industry, it's critics and pedagogues, and it's right in the title...
'True Gold Does Not Fear the Refiners Fire'. Heavy guitars and dynamic drumming set the
stage for endless melodies and swift time changes that leave the listener, and live
audiences swirling.
A multi-instrumentalist in the studio and on stage, Brent Cole composed and
recorded his first 3 original EP's as Ask the Dust, finding inspiration in musicians
spanning several genres, including: J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Neil Young and Built to Spill.
Continuing to record and perform with such New York City luminaries as Dufus,
The Moldy Peaches and several others, Brent placed Wooden Ghost in the driver's seat,
entering the studio in the fall of 2002 to record their debut album.
Wooden Ghost features the soaring lead guitar of Scott Loving and thunderous
drumming of Michael Napolitano, long time friends and collaborators. The true live
(and recorded) sound was solidified with the melodic bass of Mark Ospovat, also WG's
Engineer in the studio. Lyrically reflective, rhythmically bold, Brent has a hand in the
engineering of the band's sound and brings his experience of performing in front of global
audiences to the table.
Wooden Ghost has released THREE full-length albums and two collaborative split vinyl recordings.
In addition, the band has independently organized their own tours in both the United Kingdom and
throughout the North East. Critics in the United States and abroad consistently praise the sound
of Wooden Ghost.