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

Sometimes all you need to create a little magic is guitar, drums, and a Tascam 38 tape machine

    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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