RINGO DEATHSTARR are making no hesitations when it comes to checking things off their “2014 To Do List”. The Austin, Texas trio will kick off the new year by both releasing GOD’S DREAM, a 12-inch EP on Neon Sigh / Noyes Records shortly after completing a 28 date, nationwide tour. The album is set to be released on March 25, 2014.
Warm guitars and pulsing drums combine to form an aggressively atmospheric bubble, encompassing the listener in an infectious cohesive which blends the sounds of an era when Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain walked the Earth with a forward thinking and creatively stubborn indie darling. Joined by Adam Franklin of Swervedriver on the track “Nowhere” and Jeff Schroeder of the Smashing Pumpkins on “Chain Saw Morning,” Ringo Deathstarr has created a flawlessly crafted sound on God’s Dream, destined and deserving to exist on vinyl.
Thankfully for enthusiasts, that is exactly where God’s Dream has ended up. In addition to the CD version of God’s Dream, previously only available through the Japanese label Vinyl Junkie, Ringo Deathstarr will release an exclusive run of colorized vinyl. The first run of 100 copies available from Neon Sigh and Noyes Record, will be hand-numbered and pressed in a mint/magenta split color. An additional 400 records will be pressed in a transparent coke bottle coloring and made available at tour dates listed below while supplies last. The release will also be available in digital format.
The band will begin and end their national tour in Austin, Texas, with the tour kicking off on February 13th and ending at this year’s South By Southwest. Dates can be found below.
Ringo Deathstarr, a musical trio from Austin, TX, have been putting out records since 2007. Consisting of Elliott Frazier (guitar, vocals), Alex Gehring (bass, vocals), and Daniel Coborn (drums, vocals), their sound is born from a love of melody, a love of guitar, and a hatred of pompous vocals. Finding it to be too much fun, the group has expounded upon the sounds of the masters before them. This desire to play the music they were too young to witness as children has taken Ringo Deathstarr around the globe, performing in places as far flung as Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Europe, Canda, and the continental USA, supporting favorites like …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Dean Wareham, The Wedding Present, and The Smashing Pumpkins. With two full-length records (Colour Trip and Mauve) and a handful of EPs and singles in the bag, now is the time for a new EP, God’s Dream, which was recorded in Austin and on a ranch in Dripping Springs, TX. For this record, the band reunited with Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who co-produced their debut EP.
Ringo Deathstarr will release God’s Dream on March, 25, 2014 on Neon Sigh / Noyes Records.
02/13/14 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
02/14/14 Fort Worth, TX Lola’s
02/15/14 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
02/17/14 Tucson, AZ Plush
02/18/14 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
02/19/14 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
02/20/14 Los Angeles, CA The Church on York
02/21/14 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
02/22/14 Portland, OR Ash St. Saloon
02/23/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
02/25/14 Denver, CO High Dive
02/26/14 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
02/27/14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
02/28/14 Duluth, MN Pizza Luce
03/01/14 Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
03/02/14 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
03/03/14 Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar
03/04/14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
03/05/14 New Haven, CT BAR
03/06/14 Allston, MA Great Scott
03/07/14 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
03/08/14 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
03/09/14 Durham, NC Pinhook
03/12/14 Austin, TX SXSW
03/13/14 Austin, TX SXSW
03/14/14 Austin, TX SXSW
03/15/14 Austin, TX SXSW
03/16/14 Austin, TX SXSW
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