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 29 date, nation wide 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. Previously only available on CD 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 Records, 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 13, 2014 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 Hotel Vegas Austin, TX
02/14/14 Lola’s Fort Worth, TX
02/15/14 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
02/17/14 Plush Tucson, AZ
02/18/14 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ
02/19/14 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
02/20/14 The Church on York Los Angeles, CA
02/21/14 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA
02/22/14 Ash St. Saloon Portland, OR
02/23/14 El Corazon Seattle, WA
02/25/14 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
02/26/14 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KS
02/27/14 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
02/28/14 Pizza Luce Duluth, MN
03/01/14 Mad Planet Milwaukee, WI
03/02/14 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL
03/03/14 The Silver Dollar Toronto, ON
03/04/14 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
03/05/14 BAR New Haven, CT
03/06/14 Great Scott Allston, MA
03/07/14 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
03/08/14 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
03/09/14 Pinhook Durham, NC
03/12/14 SXSW Austin, TX
03/13/14 SXSW Austin, TX
03/14/14 SXSW Austin, TX
03/15/14 SXSW Austin, TX
03/16/14 SXSW Austin, TX