Gringo Star

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Gringo Star
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Indie rock Paranoid pop
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Gigantic, Cargo Records, My Anxious Mouth, Inc., Dizzybird Records
Members Nicholas Furgiuele
Peter Furgiuele
Past members Peter Delorenzo, Matt McCalvin, Christopher Kaufmann

Gringo Star is an American indie rock group consisting of two musicians from Atlanta, Georgia. The group was founded in 2008 by brothers Nicholas and Peter Furgiuele, along with Peter Delorenzo and Matt McCalvin, later replaced by Christopher Kaufmann. Delorenzo left the band in 2012 and Kaufmann in 2013.

Gringo Star announced in March 2015 the band had completed it's yet to be named and released 4th full-length album. Finalization of the album dove-tails with the band's upcoming tour in April and May, 2015, in support of Brian Bell's (Weezer) band, The Relationship. Following that, the band will tour with Dreamers, with whom the Gringos will play an array of dates in May and June 2015, from Kansas City to Brooklyn.

Gringo Star's critically acclaimed debut All Y'all was self-released in 2008 and subsequently distributed in Europe by Cargo Records.[1][2] It was produced by Grammy Award-winner Ben H. Allen. The album was rated one of the top albums of the decade and received many favorable reviews.[3][4]

The band signed to Brooklyn-based record label Gigantic Music for Count Yer Lucky Stars, released on October 25, 2011. It was also produced by Allen and engineered by James Salter. It, too, received high marks.[5][6] The album made many lists for one of the best albums of the year. See, e.g.,[7]

The Band has a new album entitled Floating Out To See that they recorded, mixed, and produced themselves, at Studio 234 Atlanta, released Oct 22, 2013, on their own label, My Anxious Mouth Records. This album, too, garnered positive attention, some music writers picking it as one of the 10 best albums of the year with one saying that it was testament of what can be done if you take a risk or simply use your imagination. [8][9][10][11][12][13][14] As more people discover the album, the accolades continue to roll in. [15]

Their song, "Find a Love" from "Floating Out to See" was featured as the "Song of the Day" by KEXP.[16] The song "Shadow" from Count Yer Lucky Stars was featured on NPR's All Songs Considered in its 2011 Fall Music Preview.[17] In 2014, Gringo Star released a 7 inch vinyl record issued by Dizzybird Records out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, featuring "Long Time Gone" and "World of Spin," the latter premiered by Paste Magazine on September 18, 2014. [18] [19]

The band was featured in a 2011 award-winning documentary, Hurry up and Wait.[2][20] Gringo Star has shared the stage with numerous other groups and musicians, including Best Coast, the Black Lips, and J Roddy Walston and the Business.[21][22][23] In 2012 the band played the Super Bowl Village.[24] Gringo Star has played many music festivals, including Lollapalooza,[25][26] Secret Stages,[27] Bunbury,[28] Forecastle,[29] SunFest [30] at the Big Guava Festival in May 2014, and they will soon be appearing at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn from June 12 to June 14, 2014.[31][32]

Gringo Star has been profiled in Spin and several times has recorded at Daytrotter and Paste Magazine.[33][34][35][36][37][38] They have been perennials at SXSW.[39][40]

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  13. ^ In, Shrum. "Album Review: Gringo Star – “Floating Out To See”". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  14. ^ Wendleton, Jason (2013-12-12). "FLOATING OUT TO SEE By Gringo Star". Defending Axl Rose. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  15. ^ Amy Foxworthy (2014-05-26). "The Gringos are Coming! The Gringos are Coming! (Indy In-Tune Blog)". Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  16. ^ Plyler, Britta (15 January 2014). "Song of the Day: Gringo Star - Find a Love". KEXP. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Fall Music Preview". All Songs Considered. NPR. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Best Coast". Songkick. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
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  23. ^ "Black Lips/Gringo Star @ Maxwell's: Who Do You Love?". Music Snobbery. 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
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  25. ^ BWW News Desk. "BMI Announces Line-up Of Performers For Lollapalooza Festival Held 8/7-9". Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
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  28. ^ Emily Maxwell, WCPO Digital (2014-08-01). "Bunbury Music Festival 2013: A guide to this year's festival - Story". Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  29. ^ "KY, Louisville - 07.10-12.09 - Forecastle w/ lots of bands & DJs [Archive". Bluelight. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  30. ^ Fischer, Reed (2010-03-24). "SunFest's New Music Night: These United States, Crash Kings, Constellations, Gringo Star, and We Are Scientists | Miami New Times". Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  31. ^ "2014 Music Lineup". Northside Festival. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
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  33. ^ "Gringo Star | SPIN | Profiles | Spotlight". SPIN. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
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