Monday, June 8, 2009

FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 20/22) - Gringo Star - All Y'all

Gringo Star - All Y'all (Track 20 of 22)

Album - All Y'all (Sample/Purchase)
Label - My Anxious Mouth
Photo By Skylar Reeves

Georgian garage rockers Gringo Star, not to be confused with the Beatle, first formed under the original moniker A Fir-Ju Well, named after the surname of the original band of bros. Nick and Pete Furgiuele. Several years later, they've fared quite well with a four-man band and their debut full-length, All Y'all, produced/mixed by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective), consisting of a healthy dose of psych-laced garage-rock that shifts styles from surf to psychedelia like their musical brethren, Black Lips. I first got hip to the band at KCRW's CMJ showcase and was very impressed by their sound, drawing links to the early kinks and The Animals of the 60's heyday. Here's the music video to our featured four to the floor banger, All Y'all.

Gringo Star "All Y'all" from on Vimeo.

For All Y'all who weren't privy to their live show, the band will be playing at this summer's Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. For a preview of some solid alternate live cuts from a previous trip to Chicago, check out their recent daytrotter session.

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