Gringo Star, Shantih Shantih
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1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Gringo Star are a rock-n-roll band from Atlanta Georgia. Their 4th album "The Sides and in Between" was just released Feb 2nd Worldwide on Los Angeles label, Nevado Music (Deap Valley, Royal Canoe,etc).
Consequence of Sound described it, "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."
"Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti western weirdness. Taking cues from Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, Percy Faith, Sam Cooke, the men working on the chain gang—uh! ah!—they’re all here, their electric ghosts reaching across time, tapping Gringo Star on the shoulder like the crossroads devil to Robert Johnson, bestowing secrets, passing torches." Steve Labate Paste Magazine
The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe building a diehard underground following while sharing bills with everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, and also touring with Wavves, Best Coast, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.
Shantih Shantih is a four-piece band founded in Atlanta, GA in 2013. Shantih’s rock n’ roll blends southern gothic images with Italian landscapes, creating vivid, yet melancholic narratives. The group consists of Italian native Anna Barattin (ex Vermillion Sands) on vocals and rhythm guitar, Julia
Furgiuele on drums, Anna Kramer on lead guitar, and Nikki Speake on bass, with the exception of a few songs led by Julia, in which instruments are switched. The band shared the stage with the Black Lips, Dan Deacon, La Luz, Shannon and the Clams, Crocodiles, Peach Kelly Pop, and Night Beats.
Shantih Shantih is currently recording their second studio album. Their first full length, Winter in September, is out now on Dusty Medical Records (USA) and Wild Honey Records (Europe), their second single was released for Adult Swim’s annual compilation. https://soundcloud.com/adultswimsingles/shantih-shantih