Gringo Star goes DIY on 'Long Time Gone' 7-inch

Brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele do it all themselves on Gringo Star's newest 7-inch.

Although Gringo Star’s critical acclaim is built on the group releasing a string of well-crafted studio recordings, brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele took a D.I.Y. approach when recording their latest 7-inch, “Long Time Gone” (Dizzybird Records). Instead of reconnecting with a past collaborator, such as Grammy-winning producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter), the Furgiueles played all the instruments themselves, and recorded both songs in Peter's basement. The end result is another fresh-sounding nod to some of the more experimental and psychedelic pop hits of the '60s.

Nick sings “Long Time Gone,” another in a long line of solid Gringo Star tracks that adds a modern indie spin to baroque pop and the brothers’ beloved Kinks. On “World of Spin,” Peter takes over vocal duties for a sunshine-drenched sound collage that owes as much to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds as The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society.

The group has been busy touring the Midwest, and being one of the more hyped acts to play this year's CMJ in New York. Gringo Star swings through town tonight (Thurs., Oct. 30) for a record release show at Dashboard Co-op.

Gringo Star plays a 7-inch release show with Mood Rings and WRAS DJs on Thurs., Oct. 30 at Dashboard Co-op. $10. 8 p.m. 31 North Ave.

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