“…groovy and muscular—like a cross between the Black Keys and the Black Angels—with an undercurrent of sixties soul and early hip-hop.”
“It may still be spring but your new summer jam is already here.”—GQ
“…an immediately alluring sound that mixes Latin influences with muscular rock ’n’ roll and deep, infectious grooves.”—Austin American Statesman
Spanish Gold’s new music video for “Day Drinkin” recently premiered at Paste Magazine and can now be viewed/embedded here. The song is from the trio’s acclaimed new album, South of Nowhere, which is out now on BMG/Del Mar Records (iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon LP). In celebration of the release, the band, which features 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), are currently on tour, including upcoming performances at The Forecastle Festival and at Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for complete tour details.
Released to widespread critical praise, NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently profiled the band on the program in a piece entitled, “From A Band On The Border, The Stories That Shape ‘South Of Nowhere.’” Additionally, last month the trio made their network television debut on the “Late Show with David Letterman” performing the album’s first single, “Out on the Street.” Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “…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 song’s official music video recently premiered at Stereogum and can now be viewed/embedded here.
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.”
SPANISH GOLD TOUR DATES
July 17 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Café*
July 18 Atlanta, GA The Earl*
July 19 Louisville, KY The Forecastle Festival
August 1-3 Happy Valley, OR Pickathon
August 10 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
August 14 Nashville, TN Live on the Green
October 3-5 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
October 10-12 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
*with Water Liars