Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Gingerlys are a five-piece indie pop band formed in 2013. The group began when guitarist Matt Richards started sharing acoustic demos of his strummy pop songs with his fellow bandmates in his Valley Stream, NY basement. Vocalist/keyboardist Maria Garnica, guitarist Colin O'Neill and bassist Kevin Doxsey brought life to the rough demos. Soon the band became a quintet when Brian Alvarez was drafted permanently behind the drum kit. They released their debut 7" Jumprope EP with Portland, OR's Shelflife Records and the group subsequently started to play several shows in and around NYC.
Recorded with Connor Hanwick (The Drums, Pains of Being Pure at Heart) in Brooklyn, NY, the band have compiled ten new tracks filled with fuzzy guitars, dreampop melodies and guitar hooks galore. The recordings are the first with new vocalist/keyboardist, Jackie Mendoza, and will be released as part of the band's self-titled debut album on cassette, CD, vinyl and digitally via Washington, DC's Babe City Records and San Diego, CA's Topshelf Records on November 17, 2017.
Lead single, "Turtledoves" is instantly catchy—simultaneously hurried and frantic yet still controlled throughout, giving way to a bright and soaring chorus.
For fans of: The Pains at Being Pure at Heart, Alvvays, Velocity Girl, No Joy
Jackie M. (Vox & Keyboard)
Matthew R. (Rhythm Guitar)
Colin O. (Lead Guitar & Vox)
Kevin D. (Bass)
Brian A. (Drums)