The Atlanta, indie rock band, Gringo Start is thrilled to announce their new studio album, Back to The City, to be released on August 24th on Nevado Music. The band has unveiled the first single, “Easy.” CLICK HERE to listen exclusively on Culture Collide.
Peter Furgiuele, from the band says, “We really didn’t know exactly what we were gonna do when we got our buddy Dave to add some string melodies we had thought up for the song. We kind of hummed it out for him as best we could and when we heard the playback we were blown away and at that point we pretty much got him to play on every other track on the album. “
The album is the band offering another fresh take of garage, psychedelic and classic rock and roll, this time even offering strings. Back To The City is the first album recorded with Gringo Star’s newest secret weapon – Joshua Longino who help swap on guitars, bass, percussion and vocals with the Furgiuele brothers. As well a first with some lush strings by Dave Claassen.
Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti western weirdness. Taking cues from Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, Percy Faith, Sam Cooke, the men working on the chain gang—uh! ah!—they’re all here, their electric ghosts reaching across time, tapping Gringo Star on the shoulder like the crossroads devil to Robert Johnson, bestowing secrets, passing torches.
The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe building a diehard underground following while sharing bills with everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, and also touring with Wavves, Best Coast, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The Orwells, and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.
In support of the new album, the band will be touring all year in the US. See tour dates below.
June 23 – Jackson, MI – Spacecamp: Summer Camp
August 23 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
August 24 – Washington DC – Black Cat
August 25 – New Haven, CT – Café Nine
August 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
August 27 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
August 28 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
August 29 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
August 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – Dizzybird
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
September 1 – Greenville SC – Pour Taproom
September 2 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
September 8 – Atlanta, GA – Bowery Presents At The Earl
September 13 – Dallas, TX – Parade Flesh
September 14 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
September 15 – El Paso, TX – The Monarch
September 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
September 17 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
September 20 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
September 21 – Redding, CA – The Dip
September 22 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
September 23 – Seattle, WA – Sunsey Tavern
September 24 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
September 25 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
September 26 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
September 28 – Macon, GA – The Hummingbird