Austin, Texas based Ringo Deathstarr have announced details of the release of a new 4-track EP. The Shadow EP will be released through Sonic Unyon Records on Tuesday March 13th 2012. The tracklisting of the EP, features a guest appearance by ....And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead's Jason Reece on the title track and a cover version of Just You from Twin Peaks series 2. The EP, to be released as a download and a limited edition Japanese cherry blossom coloured (and scented) vinyl 10'', will be followed by the release of their 2nd, as yet untitled, album later in 2012. A series of remixes from the likes of Tim Burgess from the Charlatans, Factory Floor and Dean Garcia from Curve will also be made available later digitally. The band released their first album, Colour Trip, in March 2011 and a compilation of their early singles, Sparkler, was released in the autumn of 2011. The last twelve months have seen them play across the globe, including a rapturously received show at this summer's Fuji Rock Festival; for once, a band genuinely 'big in Japan'. The EP comes on the heels of their recent European tour supporting the Smashing Pumpkins in November and December 2011, and their third Japanese tour of the year in late December.
''The band sounds like it leaped screaming out of My Bloody Valentine's blown amps'' --Wired
''It's a shame we do not live in a world in which Ringo Deathstarr is the name of Liam Gallagher's new band'' --Nme
''There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three - and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop - you will adore the 'Starr'' --The Guardian UK