Third Man Records to Release 7″ of Brand-New Material From the Gories
In support of their impending 20-date European tour -- set to kick off May 15 in Haarlem, Netherlands -- the Gories are releasing a very special 7" via Third Man Records.
"Be Nice" b/w "On the Run" marks the band's first 7" of new material in over two decades; "Be Nice" is originally by the Nomads and "On the Run" is, according to a statement, "the first original badass Collins/Kroha composition in forever." (Both Mick Collins and Dan Kroha are the band's guitarists and vocalists; Peggy O'Neill is on drums.)
The single will hit the streets on May 19, and you can get a taste of what to expect with a clip of "Be Nice" below:
While stateside fans will be able to pick up the 7" at Third Man's storefront in Nashville and online, the lucky ones who see the Gories in Europe will have an opportunity to snag the coveted -- and highly limited -- tri-color 7" that's exclusive to the tour.
The Gories originally formed in Detroit in the mid-'80s and quickly became known for their brand of raw, gritty, blues-influenced garage rock -- so in other words, a perfect fit with Third Man Records.
This isn't the band's first interaction with Jack White's label; Third Man released an archived Gories concert dubbed The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88, and also put out Kroha's solo effort, Angels Watching Over Me.
The Gories 2015 European Tour
May 15: Haarlem, Netherlands -- Patronaat
May 16: Bourges, France -- Cosmic Trip
May 17: Diksmuide, Belgium -- 4AD
May 18: Antwerpen, Belgium -- Het Bos
May 19: Eindhoven, Netherlands -- Effenaar
May 20: Groningen, Netherlands -- Vera
May 21: Cologne, Germany -- Gebaude 9
May 22: Paris, France -- Vilette Sonique
May 23: Stuttgart, Germany -- Goldmarks
May 24: St Gallen, Switzerland -- Palace
May 26: Belgrade, Serbia -- Dom Omladine
May 27: Geneva, Switzerland -- La Graviere
May 28: Milan, Italy -- LOFI
May 29: Ravenna, Italy -- Bronson
May 30: Bucine, Italy -- Spectre
May 31: Marseille, France -- Sud Side
June 2: Perpignan, France -- DrinkShop
June 4: San Sebastian, Spain -- DabaDaba
June 15: Madrid, Spain -- Sala But
June 15: Sevilla, Spain -- Sala X