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Gringo Star announce new album on June 2 and Share New Single "Told Me Once Before"

Gringo Star is also announcing U.S. and European tour dates. The upcoming U.S. tour will include shows in Orlando, Savannah, New York City, Atlanta and more

On June 2, Atlanta's Gringo Star will release their new album On And On And Gone on My Anxious Mouth. Today the band is sharing their new single "Told Me Once Before." The song debuted at Flood Magazine and will be on all streaming platforms on March 3rd for any playlist shares.

On the song the band's Peter Furgiuele says:

‘'Told Me Once Before’ represents one of the most minimalistic approaches to recording a song we’ve ever done. Most of the instruments were recorded live through a handful of mics. We tried to capture most of the song in the room live as a band on our ‘70s Neumann u87 microphone and later had our great friend Dave Claassen come in and add the string parts. It was a song I wrote during Covid isolation and Nick and I got together soon after and finished off the loose ends."

Gringo Star is also announcing U.S. and European tour dates. The upcoming U.S. tour will include shows in Orlando, Savannah, New York City, Atlanta and more.

Gringo Star have made a name for themselves as one of Atlanta’s most valuable rock & roll exports, carrying the torch for hazy, psychedelic garage rock in a city primarily valued for its contributions to hip-hop. Brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele are the constant creative force of Gringo Star, and have outlasted wave after wave of buzz bands and indie blog darlings, carving their own career path through constant reinvention and an unparalleled work ethic, amassing a loyal and enthusiastic international fanbase along the way. Their mind-bending take on doo-wop inspired R&B and British Invasion rock & roll has garnered praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine, KEXP & more, and landed them on bills alongside everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, not to mention tours with Wavves, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and their Atlanta-based contemporaries Black Lips.

Though the band’s 2008 album, All Y’all serves as the start of Gringo Star’s storied career, the band’s core songwriting duo, the Furgiuele brothers, have been playing together since they were kids, born into a family with strong ties to Georgia music history. “Our grandad started out in radio in the ’40s and ’50s in Columbus, GA.,” Nick explains. “He was a huge promoter of R&B back when it was still super segregated, and he was playing black music and putting on shows with Little Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, a lot of Gospel shows. So we grew up hearing all these stories, listening to all this music. Our grandfather was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame posthumously. And my grandma—all her photo albums are like Jackie Wilson shirtless backstage, hanging out.”

With their family’s R&B connections and their young obsession with early rock & roll, it wasn’t long before the two brothers started making music themselves. When Nick was 15 and Peter just 11, they picked up bass and drums, respectively, formed a rhythm section and joined their first garage band.

“We played together in the house and messed around on a little two-track,” Nick says. “We’ve been writing songs together since before Peter was a teenager. We even played his 8th-grade dance.” Eventually, the brothers formed Gringo Star and began the career that has come to define their last decade. All Y’all and Count Yer Lucky Stars forced the world to pay attention. 2013’s Floating Out To See found the band experimenting with producing their own records and layering more keys and strings into their compositions. 2016’s The Sides and In Between contained some of the finest songwriting of the Furgiuele’s career, and 2018’s Back to the City reinvigorated their sound with a new intensity, equally dark and shimmering. The band’s legendary live energy was captured in 2019’s album Controlled Burn (Live In Atlanta).

Despite multiple personnel changes, Nick and Peter have remained steadfast in their partnership, continuing to stand by one another through thick and thin in their artistic endeavours. There’s no telling what comes next for Gringo Star, but there’s no doubt that the Furgiuele brothers will continue to write and record on their own terms. “We’ve had a lot of opportunities over the past ten years. If we had an idea about something we wanted to, we did it,” says Nick. “I can’t think of a single thing I’d change.

Gringo Star Tour Dates

U.S. Tour Dates

03.11- Macon, GA @ Fall Line Brewery

04.06 - Tampa, FL @ On The Rocks

04.07 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub

04.08 - Savannah, GA @ El Rocko Lounge

04.22 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

04.27 - New York, NY @ TV EYE

04.29 - Asheville, NC @Fleetwoods

05.05 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

05. 18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern

05.19 - Green Bay, WI @ Badger State Brewery

05. 20 - Windsor, ON @ Meteor

06.02 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia

EU/UK Tour Dates

06.09 - Strasbourg, FR @ La Grenze

06.11 - Tarragona, SP @ Mojo Club (matinee session)

06.11 - Zaragoza, SP @ Lata de Bombillas

06.13 - Madrid, SP @ Funhouse

06.14 - Vigo, SP @ Kominsky

06.15 - Lugo, SP @ Clavicembalo

06.16 - Gijon, SP @ Tizon Sound

06.17 - Santande, SP @ TBA

06.18 - Sopelana, SP @ La Atalaya del Gardoki

06.21 - Nantes, FR @ Fete de la Musique at Le Chien Stupide

06.22 - Paris, FR @ Supersonic

06.24 - London, UK @ Moth Club

06.26 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

06.27 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's

06.30 - Mannheim, DE @ Alter


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