The Wild Honey Pie Presents The Beehive!
Ski Lodge, Princess Music
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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ATL indie rockers Gringo Star have just announced the release of new 7inch "Long Time Gone" b/w "World of Spin," out Oct. 17 on dizzybird records. A longrunning collaboration between brothers Pete and Nick Furgiuele, Gringo Star has worked previously with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), but for this new single—just as with acclaimed 2013 LP, Floating Out to See—the band took the DIY route, recording in Pete's basement home studio. Only this time, they went one further, handling every single instrument and vocal themselves. In typical, egalitarian Gringo Star fashion, Nick sings lead on Aside "Long Time Gone," while Pete handles vox on Bside "World of Spin."
The 7inch single will be the debut release from the new Grand Rapids, Mich.based dizzybird records. "Working with Gringo Star has been on my mind since I met them at CMJ a few years ago," says Brian Hoekstra, who cofounded the label with Nicole LaRue of Grand Rapids rock club The Pyramid Scheme. "Gringo Star has a unique, adventurous psychedelic rock & roll sound that's infectious and timeless—these two sides could've come out at any point in the last 50 years. And now that dizzybird is releasing this 7inch, we all get to dream together. Put out what you love, right? Seems like a good business model."
The new Gringo Star single will be released digitally through all major online retailers, and will be available on vinyl at select record stores, the band's shows and the dizzybird records website. The band plans to release their 4th studio album in the summer of 2015. They are going immediately into the studio following the 7" tour to work on material they have been demoing the last few months.
Ski Lodge is a two-way mirror into the mind of Andrew Marr:
multi-instrumentalist, expressionist, and the newest member of the
Dovecote Records family. Marr's inward-looking, earnest surf pop
suggest, instead of Summer, a longing for Summer on an early Spring
day. By funneling influences ranging from The Morning Benders to
Arcade Fire and The Smiths into the sound of the Strokes and Vampire
Weekend, Marr manages to bypass the epic, opting for a more brassy,
lilting croon. It's music about forgiveness, youth, and staying on the
long, meandering path toward an eventual home
Princess Music is comprised of five musicians that play with chamber orchestras of varying size. The group is fronted by Tyler Ludwick, who orchestrates playful complexities and rich harmonies with a mixture of expertise and mirth. He applies his classical finger-style to an electric guitar, composition skills to string and woodwind textures, and passion for percussion to the polyrhythmic and irregular meters of the music. Princess Music displays high emotional and intellectual IQ and expresses poignant narratives found within the arrangements, which embody subtle pop sensibilities that create a sanctuary for even the most casual listener.