Monday, April 14, 2014

Spanish Gold confirm North American tour, debut album out May 27, 7" confirmed for Record Store Day

“…groovy and muscular—like a cross between the Black Keys and the Black Angels—with an undercurrent of sixties soul and early hip-hop.”—Texas Monthly

Spanish Gold will embark on an extensive North American tour this spring and summer. See below for complete tour details. The shows are in support of the trio’s debut album, South of Nowhere, which will be released May 27 on BMG/Del Mar Records. Already receiving critical acclaim, Rolling Stone recently premiered the first single, “Out On The Street,” praising, “…every once in a while, you come across the real deal. Such is the case with Spanish Gold’s ‘Out on the Street,’ a heady number that slinks along like Rockwell’s ‘Somebody’s Watching Me,” trading in synth-goofiness for tight bursts of Black Keys guitar.” The single is now available on iTunes.

In addition to the full-length record, the band will release a special 7” for Record Store Day. The limited edition vinyl will feature the first single along with a cover of Ghetto Brothers’ 1971 hit “There Is Something In My Heart.” A sneak peak of the exclusive cover song can be heard now atKCRW.

Spanish Gold is drummer Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), guitarist Adrian Quesada (formerly of Grupo Fantasma) and guitarist and lead vocalist Dante Schwebel (City and Colour, formerly of Hacienda). Produced by the trio along with Collin Dupuis (JEFF the Brotherhood, Bombino), South of Nowhere was recorded by Dupuis at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and at Lalaland in Louisville. Additional recording was done with Jim Eno (Spoon, Poliça) at Public Hi-Fi in Austin and Sam Patlove (The Octopus Project) at Big Orange in Austin.

Of making the new album, Schwebel comments, “We kept finding that we had a lot of the same reference points during the recording. It became evident that we were still children of the MTV era. We grew up with MTV when it was still a music channel. The way that the programming crossed genres from R&B to hip hop, rock, soul and pop music is how we approach records. It’s an album of all those styles. Like watching a random hour of MTV programming circa 1986-1996. It’s a nod to Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre, Madonna, the Beastie Boys or Tom Petty, all with a Texas border town setting. It all adds up to a fun listen that you can keep on repeat.”
1. One Track Mind 
2. South of Nowhere 
3. Out On The Street 
4. Movin On
5. Day Drinkin
6. Don’t Leave Me Dry
7. Ride on Up
8. Lonely Ride
9. Reach for Me
10. Shangri La
11. Stay With Me

May 26                                                        Nashville, TN                 Grimey’s (Record Release Party)
 May 28                                                       Louisville, KY                  WFPK Riverfront Concert Series
May 30                                                      Cambridge, MA                                       TT The Bears Place
May 31                                                       Brooklyn, NY                                                    Rough Trade
June 1                                                         Washington, DC                                               The Hamilton
June 2                                                     Saratoga Springs, NY                                                         Vapor
June 3                                                         New York, NY                                              Mercury Lounge
June 5                                                         Baltimore, MD                                   WTMD First Thursday
 June 6                                                       Philadelphia, PA            WXPN Free at Noon at World Café
June 8                                                           Chicago, IL                                                       Lincoln Hall
June 9                                                       Minneapolis, MN                                                  Triple Rock
June 10                                                       Milwaukee, WI                                  Turner Hall Ballroom
June 12                                                        Madison, WI                                       The Majestic Theatre
June 13                                                       St. Louis, MO                                              Old Rock House
June 17                                                          Dallas, TX                                                   House of Blues
June 18                                                        Houston, TX                                                 House of Blues
June 19                                                          Austin, TX                                                          The Parish
June 24                                                  West Hollywood, CA                                             Troubadour
June 25                                                    San Francisco, CA                                          Rickshaw Stop
June 26                                                      Mill Valley, CA                                Sweetwater Music Hall
June 28                                                       Vancouver, BC                                                    The Venue
June 29                                                         Seattle, WA                                               The Triple Door
June 30                                                        Portland, OR                                            Doug Fir Lounge
July 19                                                        Louisville, KY                                The Forecastle Festival

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