Video premiere: Gringo Star, ‘Back to the City’

Gringo Star (Photo by John Boydston)
Gringo Star (Photo by John Boydston)

Turns out Gringo Star can swing for the fences.

The cheekily named Atlanta quartet just released their fifth album, “Back to the City,” yet another collection of reliably catchy garage-pop that draws from the dusty corners of doo-wop, surf-rock and ’60s psychedelia, this one with a touch more sophistication with the addition of orchestral flourishes. It’s another hit for a band that has been piling them up for more than a decade now.

Speaking of that, baseball dominates the DIY video for the album’s title track. “We have a sandlot baseball league we’ve all been doing for the last nine or 10 years called ATL Sandlot Renegades,” says singer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Furgiuele, whose sister Hannah shot the video. “We get together a couple times a month throughout the year and have a real good time. It’s a great bunch of guys and gals. I thought it’d be great to incorporate a game into a music video since we have so much fun.”

Because of how the video is stylized, it’s a bit hard to get a good scouting report on the band’s diamond skills. But that is Furgiuele who goes yard. Nice uppercut, dude.

||| Watch: The video for “Back to the City”

||| Also: Stream “Mister Mystery” and “Easy”

||| Live: Gringo Star play the Hi Hat on Sept. 19, with Autogramm opening. Tickets.