Indie rockers Gringo Star to drop new 7-inch, hit the road for U.S. fall tour

Indie rockers Gringo Star to drop new 7-inch, hit the road for U.S. fall tour

“Like a ’60s beach party on acid.” – Consequence of Sound

“Good stuff, catchy and hyper-confident.” – Pitchfork

“Addictive.” – KEXP

Aug. 29, 2014 — ATL indie rockers Gringo Star have just announced the release of new 7-inch ‘Long Time Gone’ b/w ‘World of Spin’, out Oct. 17 on dizzybird records.

A long-running collaboration between brothers Pete and Nick Furgiuele, Gringo Star has worked previously with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), but for this new single—just as with acclaimed 2013 LP, Floating Out to See—the band took the DIY route, recording in Pete’s basement home studio. Only this time, they went one further, handling every single instrument and vocal themselves. In typical, egalitarian Gringo Star fashion, Nick sings lead on A-side “Long Time Gone,” while Pete handles vox on B-side “World of Spin.”

The 7-inch single—along with a 10-inch from Gringo Star amigos, Heaters—will be the debut release from the new Grand Rapids, Mich.-based dizzybird records. “Working with Gringo Star has been on my mind since I met them at CMJ a few years ago,” says Brian Hoekstra, who co-founded the label with Nicole LaRae of Grand Rapids rock club The Pyramid Scheme. “Gringo Star has a unique, adventurous psychedelic rock & roll sound that’s infectious and timeless—these two sides could’ve come out at any point in the last 50 years. And now that dizzybird is releasing this 7-inch, we all get to dream together. Put out what you love, right? Seems like a good business model.”

The new Gringo Star single will be released digitally through all major online retailers, and will be available on vinyl at select record stores, the band’s shows and the dizzybird records website.

Gringo Star has also just announced a 25-date run of dates through October and November, as well as a one-off at anticipated garage/psych fest Meltasia on Sept. 6. Scroll down for a full list of upcoming shows…


Gringo Star – Fall Tour 2014
10-1 New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
10-2 Hattiesburg, MS @ The Thirsty Hippo
10-3 Jackson, MS @ Martin’s
10-4 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
10-5 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz
10-6 Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
10-9 Wichita, KS @ Lucky’s
10-10 Kansas City, MO @ PSYCH FEST
10-11 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR
10-12 Columbus, OH @ Woodland’s
10-14 Indianapolis, IN @ The HiFi
10-15 Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
10-16 Chicago, IL @ The Red Line
10-17 Grand Rapids, MI @ dizzybird records launch party @ The Pyramid Scheme
10-18 Green Bay, WI @ The Lyric Room
10-19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
10-21 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
10-22 New York, NY @ CMJ-Holy Underground @ Niagra
10-25 Macon, GA @ OKTOBERFEST
10-30 Atlanta, GA @ Dashboard Gallery
11-5 Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
11-6 Miami, FL @ Bardot
11-7 Orlando, FL @ Will’s
11-9 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
To set up and interview with Gringo Star, or get your hands on press passes, advance music, videos, hi-res photos or other assets and information, contact Baby Robot publicity director Steve LaBate.

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Indie rockers Gringo Star to drop new 7-inch, hit the road for U.S. fall tour