Ron Gallo’s second full-length album, Stardust Birthday Party came out last month via New West Records and he stopped by the Paste Studio to perform tracks from it.
Stardust Birthday Party showcases the singer-songwriter’s idiosyncratic synthesis of garage rock, ’70s punk and psych-pop. His lyrics are steeped in cosmic reflections of evolution and the broader human condition while his music is an amped-up bag of rock and roll tricks. It’s full of transcendent, joyful power trips and dark deconstructions of himself—both of which help to ease the current state of affairs.
Gallo and his band performed four tracks from the album—”Always Elsewhere,” “It’s All Gonna Be OK,” “Happy Deathday,” and “Love Supreme (Work Together!).” For the last song of the set, he played an original ode to John Coltrane, who Gallo called “the epitome of artistry.” Gallo is currently on a North American tour—with next stops in Raleigh, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Atlanta and Nashville.
Watch Ron Gallo’s full set in the Paste Studio below.