with NEIGHBOR LADY
Gringo Star are an Indie Garage Pop band from Atlanta, Georgia, founded by brothers Pete and Nicholas Furgiuele, and joined in 2016 by Josh Longino (featured on the new album) and Mario Colangelo. Their 5th album “Back to the City” is coming out Aug 24, 2018 via Nevado Music, an L.A. based label (Deap Valley, Eternal Summers, Yukon Blonde). The album was produced, written, recorded and mixed at Studio 234 in Atlanta by the brothers. Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti western weirdness. Taking cues from Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, The Kinks, Sam Cooke, they’re all here, their electric ghosts reaching across time, tapping Gringo Star on the shoulder like the crossroads devil to Robert Johnson, bestowing secrets, passing torches.
Atlanta based Neighbor Lady is comprised of singer songwriter Emily Braden, guitarist Jack Blauvelt, bassist Merideth Hanscom, and drummer Andrew McFarland. With Braden’s strong, haunting vocals paired with dreamy Americana rock, they attracted attention in June 2016 with the release of the single “Consider Me Mean”. Neighbor Ladyâs momentum is indebted to their blend of powerful psychedelic indie-rock set to Bradenâs tender and soaring vocal melodies, creating a sensation both comforting, yet heartbreaking in the same moments. Neighbor Ladyâs self-recorded debut LP, âMaybe Laterâ was mixed by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Now Its Overhead) and mastered by Jason NeSmith (of Montreal, Casper and the Cookies) and is slated for release early 2018.