Gringo Star has released a new track called “Magic”. The track is from the Atlanta, GA psych-rockers upcoming album The Sides And In Between on August 26 via Nevado Music. About “Magic” Gringo Star’s Peter Furgiueles says, “The song gets its sound from using our tascam 38 tape machine to make loops that sound like tinker bell’s magic wand. It’s a guitar song written on piano.”
Gringo Star has also announced an extensive summer and fall tour. The band’s upcoming tour will kick off on August 10 in Charlotte, NC and will make stops in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. Look for additional shows to be added in the coming weeks. All confirmed shows can be found here.
If you know a little about brothers Nick and Peter Furgiueles’ roots, it all makes sense. “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.” Not to mention how Nick and Peter used to raid their parents’ record collections, cutting their teeth on the likes of Buddy Holly, The Animals and The Kinks. “Our favorite music comes from the ’50s,” Peter says, “and that music influenced all the ’60s bands we like.”
The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe, building an 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 and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.