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Gringo Star practice sweet, scuzzy sorcery on new single “Magic” — listen

on July 12, 2016, 11:05am

Photo by Vincent Monsaint

Brothers Nick and Peter Furgiueles grew up on a steady diet of rock and roll, and it only takes one listen to Gringo Star’s new song “Magic” to hear that these guys know their way around a riff. Plenty of bands draw liberally from power pop and garage rock, but few are discriminating enough to know exactly which parts to take from each and which to leave on the cutting room floor. Their aesthetic is pure garage, the kind of thing that can’t be faked but is born after years of touring in sweaty basements and rock clubs. It’s the melodies, however, that really set these guys apart from your standard-issue rock revivalists. “Magic” lives up to its name by reminding us of all the ways a song can make us shake in the body and in the soul. But the song’s title actually came from something a bit more literal. “The song gets its sound from using our Tascam 38 tape machine to make loops that sound like Tinker Bell’s magic wand,” explains Peter. “It’s a guitar song written on piano.”

Check it out below, and scroll down to check out Gringo Star’s upcoming tour dates.

“Magic” Single Artwork:

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Gringo Star 2016 Tour Dates:
08/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Double Door Inn
08/11 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
08/12 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
08/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
08/15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
08/16 – Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
08/17 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
08/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
08/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
08/21 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
08/23 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
08/24 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
08/25 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
08/28 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room (The Studio)
08/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
08/30 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
08/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
09/01 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
09/02 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
09/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
09/04 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
09/06 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s
09/07 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
09/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/15 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
09/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
09/20 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
09/30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
10/05 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
10/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/07 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/08 – Dallas, TX @ Doublewide

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