NY TIMES NAMES GRINGO STAR 1 of 4 BANDS WORTH CHECKING OUT AT THIS YEAR’S CMJ FEST (w/TWIN PEAKS, THE KILLS & POMPEII), BAND’S NEW 7-INCH SINGLE OUT TODAY ON DIZZYBIRD RECORDS
RIYL: The Kinks, the Stones, Dr. Dog, T. Rex, Black Lips, The Byrds, Animal Collective
“Worth checking out … despite the Beatles nod, this young quartet takes its influences from the Kinks and the Rolling Stones.” – The New York Times
“A classic rock & roll romp. Hits you right in the guts… and the heart.” – Consequence of Sound
“Good stuff, catchy and hyper-confident.” – Pitchfork
“Addictive.” – KEXP
Oct. 17, 2014 – The NY Times has named Atlanta indie rockers Gringo Star one of four bands worth checking out at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon, which runs from Oct. 21-25 in New York. The other artists recommended by the Times were Twin Peaks, The Kills and Pompeii.
Listen to “Long Time Gone”
Watch “World of Spin” video on YouTube
This news arrives as the band releases a new 7-inch single today on dizzybird records—”Long Time Gone” b/w “World of Spin.” The single’s B-side premiered last month at Paste, while the A-side and the video for the B-side debuted this month at Consequence of Sound and CMJ, respectively.
Currently on tour across the Midwest en route to New York for CMJ, the band celebrates today’s single release in its label’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., with an in-studio interview at WYCE (4 p.m. CT), an in-store at Vertigo Music (6 p.m.) and a release show tonight at The Pyramid Scheme (9 p.m.) with labelmates Heaters.
Gringo Star’s CMJ performances this year will be Oct. 22 at Niagara (Holy Underground showcase), and Oct. 23 at The Knitting Factory (Culture Collide showcase). Check below for a full list of remaining tour dates.
GRINGO STAR – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Oct 17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme (dizzybird records launch party)
Oct 18 – Green Bay, WI @ The Lyric Room
Oct 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Oct 21 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Oct 22 – New York, NY @ Niagra (CMJ-Holy Underground)
Oct 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Culture Collide CMJ Showcase)
Oct 24 – Columbia, SC @ Conundrum Music Hall
Oct 25 – Macon, GA @ OKTOBERFEST
Oct 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Dashboard Gallery
Nov 5 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
Nov 6 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
Nov 7 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s
Nov 9 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
To set up an interview with Gringo Star, or get your hands on press passes, music, hi-res photos, album art or videos, contact Baby Robot publicity director Steve LaBate.