Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star are heading out on a UK & EU tour in 2019. Combining a love for the pioneers of the past with a sense of vital originality, the band seamlessly fuse garage rock, doo-wop harmonies straight from a fifties jukebox, and surfed-up alternative guitar riffs. There’s no premeditation, posturing, or overthinking required in the songwriting process. Today XS Noize is pleased to premiere a live version of ‘Back to the City’ – listen below.
Gringo Star are made up of brothers Peter [vocals, guitar, keys, percussion] and Nick Furgiule [vocals, bass, guitar, percussion], Josh Longino [guitar, bass], and Mario Colangelo [drums].
“There’s never much premeditation,” says vocalist Nick. “We don’t overthink it. The music comes together the way it’s meant to. We simply make what we want to hear.” “We tried hard to make an album we liked ourselves without considering what’s popular,” agrees Peter. “At the same time, we refined the process and came up with some new ideas.”
Check out the exclusive XS Noize premiere of ‘Back to the City’ – BELOW:
This sense of spontaneity can be heard on 2018 record Back To The City which the band recorded and self-produced in Peter Furgiuele’s Studio 234.
“Gringo Star’s “Back To The City” recorded Live Sept 8, 2018, at The Earl Atlanta, GA. From the upcoming live album Controlled Burn on Baby Robot Records (Summer 2019). The song is from the album Back To The City (Nevado Records)released Aug 2018.”
Catch the band in their natural habitat at a UK show in February 2019.
L I V E
Feb 6th, Firenze, IT – Annibale Night
Feb 7th, Bergamo, IT – Edone
Feb 8th, Biel, CH – Spinnerei
Feb 9th, Rouen, FR – Le Kalif
Feb 10th, Cambridge, UK – Storey’s Field Center
Feb 11t, Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Feb 12th, London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
Feb 13th, Bristol, UK – The Lanes
Feb 14th, Chelmsford, UK – Bassment
Feb 15th, Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
Feb 16th, Glasgow, UK – Sleazys
Feb 17th, Teesdale, UK – Sports & Social Club
Feb 18th, Dortmund, DE – Labsal
Feb 19th, Koln – Tsunami Club
Feb 20th, Tours, FR – Canadian Cafè
Feb 21st, Paris, FR – Supersonic
Feb 22nd, Angers, FR – Joker’s Pub
Feb 23rd, Strasbourg, FR- Café de la Biennale
Feb 25th, Mannheim, DE – Altes Volksbad
Feb 26th, Berlin, DE – Basement Bash Vol.XVI – Urban Spree
Feb 27th, Hamburg, DE – Molotow
Feb 28th, Haldern, NO – Siste Reis
March 1st, Göteborg, SE – Klubb High Time @ Musikens Hus
Mar 2nd, Hannover, DE – Café Glocksee