“Yucca Valley Marshalls” door Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo recently released “Yucca Valley Marshalls”, the final single from his upcoming album, Foreground Music , available March 3, 2023 via Kill Rock Stars. With the new song, Gallo reflects on a solo trip to the West Coast. After wandering around Los Angeles alone, he discovered that LA can be the loneliest place on earth if you’re a foreigner. He shares, “I took that feeling with me on a day trip to Joshua Tree and ended up stopping by the Marshalls in Yucca Valley. There’s something really sad and hilarious about seeing a bright Marshalls sign in the middle of the desert, but since chain stores are all the same on the inside, I took the opportunity to familiarize myself. We recorded this song mostly live in an upstate New York studio and added this mellotron part later at home, which became my favorite part of the whole recording.

With his new album, Gallo shouts out to the developers who turn neighborhoods into mundane AirBnB advertisements, the corporate overlords who decide the price of music, and the extremists bent on bringing about an apocalypse of racial and civil destruction. He confronts the villains in our society and helps those they crush by finding a way to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Over the course of 11 songs, Gallo displays what Ann Powers once called “literate electricity”. He goes from fuzz to lounge jazz to weird pop to post-punk and back to catchy rock music and really FUN, while aiming for anything and everything. It targets men’s right, age of anxiety, apathy versus action, gentrification, narcissism, retail therapy, xenophobia, fear of future generations, right wing extremists, capitalism, climate change and the experience of having a loved one who is a drug addict.

Gallo has toured with artists like Spoon, Parquet floors, Ty Segall, Hooray for the Riff Raff, Twin Peaks, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Caroline Rose, Wilco, J. Mascis, Courtney Barnett and Post Animal. He has also made festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, Pukkelpop, Osheaga, Shakey Knees, Best Kept Secret, Levitation, Forecastle and Hangout.

Ron Gallo Tour Dates 2022-2023
North America

12/21: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
1/27: Edmonton, AB @ Winterrupt YEG (with ShameFucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck and more)
1/28: Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic (featuring Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck, Nick Thune and more)
3/15-3/19: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19: Fort Worth, TX @ SXSW overflow from Tulips with Indigo De Souza, EnumclawRunner
4/5: Boston, MA @ Middle East (upstairs)
4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (first show)
4/7: Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
4/8: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Johnny Brenda’s
4/11: Nashville, TN @ East Basement
4/12: Chicago, Ill. @ Schuba’s
4/13: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
4/14: Lexington, KY @ The Burl
4/15: Atlanta, Georgia @ The Earl
4/29: Murcia, ES @ Warm Up Festiva
4/30: Lessines, BE @ Roots & Roses
5/1: Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
5/2: Munchen, DE @ Milla
5/4: Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
5/5: Monthey, CH @ Pont Rouge
5/6: Arlon, BE @ Les Aralunaires
5/9: Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
5/10: Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Quai M
5/11: Bordeaux, FR @ Georges Brassens
5/12: Donosti, ES @ Debedaba
5/13: Lugo, ES @ Fa Ce La Festival
5/14: Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
5/15: Barcelona, ​​ES @ Sala
5/17: Paris, FR @ Hasard Ludique
5/18: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merelyn
5/19: Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
05/20: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling
23/05: Copenhagen, DE @ Rust
5/24: Malmo, SE @ Plan B
05/25: Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
26/05: Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

Pre-order Foreground Music by Ron Gallo HERE

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