Ron Gallo Visits “Yucca Valley Marshalls” On A West Coast Wander

[Cover photo credit to Chiara D’Anzieri]

Indie artist Ron Gallo has released the single “Yucca Valley Marshalls”, the latest from his new studio album, Foreground Music, which arrives March 3, 2023 on Kill Rock Stars. With the new song, Gallo reflects on the lonely feelings of a solo West Coast trip and a strange encounter with a local chain store.

He shares:

I took that feeling with me on a day trip to Joshua Tree and ended up stopping at the Marshalls in Yucca Valley. There’s something really sad and hilarious about seeing a glowing Marshalls sign in the middle of the desert but since chain stores are all the same inside I took it as an opportunity for some familiarity. We recorded this song mostly live in a studio in upstate NY and added that mellotron part later at home which became my favorite part of the whole recording.

For the album, Gallo comes from “a sincere place of love for people and protecting the things we hold sacred.” By the end of the album, he affirms: “The world is completely fucked, but the universe is inside you.”

Tour Dates

North America

12/21: Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power

1/27: Edmonton, AB @ Winterruption YEG (with Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck and more)

1/28: Calgary, AB @ Big Winter Classic (with Shame, Fucked Up, A. Savage, Holy Fuck, Nick Thune and more)

3/15-3/19: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/19: Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips’ SXSW Spillover w/ Indigo De Souza, Enumclaw, Runnner

4/5: Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)

4/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (early show)

4/7: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

4/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

4/11: Nashville, TN @ Basement East

4/12: Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

4/13: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

4/14: Lexington, KY @ The Burl

4/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl


4/29: Murcia, ES @ Warm Up Festiva

4/30: Lessines, BE @ Roots & Roses

5/1: Koln, DE @ Bumann & Sohn

5/2: Munchen, DE @ Milla

5/4: Zurich, CH @ Bogen F

5/5: Monthey, CH @ Pont Rouge

5/6: Arlon, BE @ Les Aralunaires

5/9: Nantes, FR @ Stereolux

5/10: Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Quai M

5/11: Bordeaux, FR @ Georges Brassens

5/12: Donosti, ES @ Debedaba

5/13: Lugo, ES @ Fa Ce La Festival

5/14: Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom

5/15: Barcelona, ES @ Sala Upload

5/17: Paris, FR @ Hasard Ludique

5/18: Nijmegen, NL @ Merelyn

5/19: Groningen, NL @ Vera

5/20: Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling

5/23: Copenhagen, DE @ Rust

5/24: Malmo, SE @ Plan B

5/25: Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

5/26: Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher

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