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Gringo Star announce new album Floating Out To See, hear “Find a Love”

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    With their first two records, 2008’s All Y’all and 2011’s Count Yer Lucky Stars, Atlanta’s Gringo Star enlisted A-list producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter) to help guide their poppy blend of vintage psych-rock. For album #3, Floating Out To See, the made plans to do everything DIY, producing, engineering, and mixing the entire 13-track LP at their local Studio 234. Shortly after the band started recording, co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Pete DeLorenzo departed the band, leaving only core members/brothers Peter and Nicholas Furgiuele to soldier on. But as they explain it, the siblings relished the chance to forge their own creative path.

    “It’s been cool without the safety net of a producer,” Peter Furgiuele said in a press release. “This record is more ourselves. There’s no other filter besides our filter.” Added Nick Furgiuele, “With the last two records, we’d just go into the studio for a couple weeks and crank it out. This time, we threw down a chunk of cash on a super-nice microphone, and recorded everything in our leisure, which led to a lot more experimenting. We always loved Pete D’s songs and we loved playing with him. But I feel like there’s more continuity now than ever before. Despite going through three drummers in the past year, me, Peter, and (collaborator Chris Kaufmann) are feeling super tight.”

    The resulting surge in independence and experimentation has yielded standout tracks like “Find a Love”. Without Allen’s influence, the band’s buffed out the majority of the pop sheen that made Count Yer Lucky Stars so alluring, leaving only a grim-ridden surge of fuzzy guitars that wail like beached Orcas, the one-two smash of big, blown-out drums, and stoner harmonies that sound endearing amid the aural onslaught. Still, without some of their older, more accessible tendencies, the band manages to sound more rollicking and carefree than ever before. Watch the accompanying music video below, which is like an old iTunes commercial shot through the eyes of a mescaline user.

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    Floating Out To See is due out October 22nd via the band’s own My Anxious Mouth Inc. imprint. For more sounds, be sure to listen to lead single “Going Way Out”. In support of the record, the band will be on tour this fall/winter, beginning September 28th in Kansas City. Consult their full schedule below.

    Floating Out To See Tracklist:
    01. In the Heat
    02. Find a Love
    03. Going Way Out
    04. Want Some Fun
    05. Taller
    06. Satisfy My Mind
    07. Peephole
    08. Zo Zo
    09. Lovesick
    10. Look For More
    11. In the Sun
    12. 100 miles
    13. The Start

    Gringo Star 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar *
    09/30 – Denver, CO @ High Dive *
    10/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
    10/02 – Boise, ID @ Red Room *
    10/03 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
    10/05 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret *
    10/06 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown *
    10/07 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern *
    10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
    10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
    10/12 – San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brewing Co/ *
    10/13 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
    10/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
    10/16 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush *
    10/17 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *
    10/18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Indoors *
    10/21 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
    11/07 – Augusta, GA @ Sky City
    11/08 – Athens, GA @ Green Room
    11/09 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
    11/10 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
    11/11 – Northampton, MA – The Elevens
    11/12 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
    11/13 – Boston, MA @ Church
    11/14 – Providence, RI @ Fete (Lounge)
    11/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo
    11/16 – New York City, NY @ Pianos
    11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
    11/18 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
    11/20 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
    11/21 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
    11/22 – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge
    11/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
    12/10 – St/ Louis, MO @ The Demo
    12/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
    12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
    12/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
    12/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Do317
    12/15 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s

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    * = w/ J Roddy Walston & The Business

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