BY LISA MROCK
PHOTO BY PETER FURGIUELE
Like Ringo Starr, it’s easy to underestimate Gringo Star. In a time when rock is glossy, bombastic, and often overproduced, the humble crew from Gigantic Records maintains a vintage sound and a retro charm reminiscent of The Kinks, as most noticeably evident in “All Y’all,” the title track from their 2008 debut. Their follow-up Count Yer Lucky Stars, produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), provides a higher share of party-starting raucousness with a more modern edge that will leave Strokes fans stroking themselves.