Gringo Star’s “Easy” is a Nostalgic First Taste of New Album
song premiere

I think it’s fair to say we could all use a little slice of escapism, and Gringo Star’s first single off their new album does just that.

Transporting listeners to the edge of neo-psychedelic territory, and laced with a vintage string section, it’s the perfect sonic combination to pull anyone out of a rut. Speaking of strings, Peter Furgiuele from the band says:

“We really didn’t know exactly what we were gonna do when we got our buddy Dave to add some string melodies we had thought up for the song. We kind of hummed it out for him as best we could and when we heard the playback we were blown away and at that point we pretty much got him to play on every other track on the album.”

The rest of the track is led by pulsing keys, giving it that ‘60s pop vibe, while the vocals fully delve into our collective Beach Boys era nostalgia. The perfect opener for the approaching season, it’s a feel-good tune with just a sprinkle of something sad, fully capturing that salty-sweet feeling of days slipping by in the summer heat.

“Easy” is the first single off the band’s upcoming album Back To The City, out August 24. In support of the new record, the band will be touring all year in the US. See dates below.

June 23 – Jackson, MI – SPACECAMP: Summer Camp
August 23 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
August 24 – Washington DC – Black Cat
August 25 – New Haven, CT – Café Nine
August 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
August 27 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
August 28 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
August 29 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
August 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – Dizzybird
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
September 1 – Greenville SC – Pour Taproom
September 2 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
September 8 – Atlanta, GA – Bowery Presents At The Earl
September 13 – Dallas, TX – Parade Flesh
September 14 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
September 15 – El Paso, TX – The Monarch
September 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
September 17 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat
September 20 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of The Hill
September 21 – Redding, CA – The Dip
September 22 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
September 23 – Seattle, WA – Sunsey Tavern
September 24 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
September 25 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
September 26 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
September 28 – Macon, GA – The Hummingbird

photo by: John Boydston; norsez Oh/Flickr