Ron Gallo To Release album on Vinyl

Ron Gallo To Release 'Really Nice Guys' Vinyl Edition For Record Store Day On April 21
Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo will release the vinyl edition of his Really Nice Guys EP on Record Store Day, April 21st, 2018. Released in January on compact disc and digitally, the 8-song set was produced by Joe Bisirri & Gallo and is a concept EP which pokes fun at himself and the year he spent supporting his New West Records debut, HEAVY META. Released in February of 2017. The Really Nice Guys EP will be available on limited edition orange vinyl and will feature the entire EP on both sides.

Really Nice Guys features songs about rough mixes (broken into three parts: iPhone demo, live band demo, and overproduced, autotuned studio recording), the inability of saying a band is bad, so we say “they’re really nice guys” instead, all of your friends asking to be put on the guest list for your show, etc. It also features Gallo’s mother’s boyfriend Jerry’s amazing, real-time thoughts after hearing Really Nice Guys for the first time throughout the EP, captured by a hidden microphone. Consequence of Sound premiered the EP in full, along with a track-by-track from Gallo. They state, “While the singer-songwriter continues to deliver poignant and snarky commentary through his blend of garage-y ’60s rock, Really Nice Guys redirects his cynical wit towards the very music industry of which he’s a part.” Noisey premiered the video for the EP’s title track, which is based on an early 00’s skateboarding video, with Gallo performing super underwhelming tricks. Gallo also premiered the 20-minute Really Nice Guys documentary via Napster’s socials last month. The short film was directed by Christian Gentry and Gallo says, “Partnering with Napster to premiere it seemed like the perfect match — they ruined the music business in 1999 and we ruin music in 2018.”

“Write what you know, Ron Gallo!” he says. “Being constantly on highways, in vans, on planes, on stages, in green rooms, on guest lists, turning a person into a brand, turning a real life human moment into a song, into content, into an asset to be monetized, talking to people about myself and stuff I wrote 3 years ago, watching it all unfold in the public eye from a phone in a van on a highway heading to a stage.” He continues, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be and it was beautiful and I am grateful, but mostly this whole world or pursuing music and the music business is hilarious. So how do you deal with that? Have fun by entertaining yourself with an EP of you laughing at yourself about all of it and call it Really Nice Guys, which is probably all I’ve been for most of this.”

Ron Gallo At SXSW, Austin, TX:

Thursday, March 15
Paradigm @ Mohawk (12:30pm)
Levitation @ Hotel Vegas (8:50pm)

Friday, March 16
Dr. Martens @ Container Bar (5:00pm)
New West Official Showcase @ Antone’s (12:00am)

Saturday, March 17
Rachel Ray @ Stubb’s 11:30am
Do512 @ Barracuda 2:00pm
M&Ms @ Lustre Pearl 5:00pm

Ron Gallo On Tour:
April 10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room*
April 11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
April 12 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge*
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
April 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
April 18 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door*
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
April 24 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
April 27 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Music Festival+
May 18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 19 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers#
June 7-10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 15-17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

*with The Nude Party + Twen
+with The Nude Party + Ty Segall
#with Caroline Rose