|Photo: Magdalena O'Connell|
This past summer, we premiered "The Gurch," the first single off of Black Flamingos' upcoming debut LP. That LP, Neon Boneyard, just got a release date (5/19); and "The Gurch" finally hits all of your favorite download / streaming sites today.
Back in July, I said of the single:
"...on "The Gurch," Black Flamingos fill things out with the addition of a horn section. It's another layer that further fleshes out that cinematic image of headlights and chrome hubcaps rolling through the fog on a beachside road."
Black Flamingos recorded all of Neon Boneyard at Retromedia Sound Studios in Red Bank last summer. Everything was done live to analog tape with minimal editing; and, if "The Gurch" is any indication, the band and Adam Vaccarelli were able to capture all the energy and spontaneity of a Black Flamingos live performance.
The release of Neon Boneyard comes right in the middle of a busy spring and summer for Black Flamingos who will be touring around the Northeast in May, heading off to Italy for the Surfer Joe Summer Festival in June, and playing the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival in August.
Neon Boneyard is due on May 19th as a joint release between Hi-Tide Recordings and Little Dickman Records. You can pre-order the album over at Bandcamp, and you can listen to / grab "The Gurch" from iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc., etc... You can also check it out (again) right here, and then have a look at what Black Flamingos will be up to for the next few months.
Black Flamingos Dates
May 2-14 - Northeast US dates with Surfer Joe Lorenzo Valdambrini & Band
June 19-27 - Italy dates, including a headlining performance at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival in
Livorno - the World's #1 Surf Music Event
July 14-16 - Viva East Rockabilly Weekender
August 26 - Asbury Park Surf Music Festival supporting Los Straitjackets, The Fathoms & Aqualads
October 13-22 - West Coast US dates