Ron Gallo
Heavy Meta (2017)

Ron Gallo treads the line between two mindsets: 1. The world is completely fucked. and 2. The Universe is inside you. On his New West debut HEAVY META he introduces a fearless, nervy rocker whose audacious songwriting and raw, relentless performance style resist easy categorization and impress on their own uncompromising terms. Gallo writes insistently catchy, punk-rooted tunes that cast an unflinching eye on the challenges and absurdities of contemporary life, and he and his band (bassist Joe Bisirri and drummer Dylan Sevey) play them with fiercely focused intensity.


“Fun and Dark and Garage and Psychedelic and Nice as Hell” NOISEY

“...insurgent poet and rock 'n' roll disruptor…” NPR MUSIC

"...the music on Heavy Meta is often as catchy and cathartic as the lyrics are dark -- and the songs were made to be played live." BILLBOARD

"A wordsmith of a writer who just so happens to have a knack for rock and roll." NYLON

“...rollicking, glam/garage rock and roll, heavy on multiple guitar riffs and a roaring attack that spews confidence, making this sound like Gallo’s fifth album, not his first.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER (4/5 stars)

"When Gallo and his bandmates shift into high gear on 'Young Lady, You're Scaring Me,' 'Please Yourself,' and 'Put the Kids to Bed,' the fusion of Gallo's dirty but melodic melodies and waves of lyrical swagger suggests how Bob Dylan might have ended up if his primal influence had been Black Francis instead of Woody Guthrie." ALLMUSIC

“The guitar riffs on Heavy Meta are electrifying and head-spinning – the perfect match for Gallo’s unhinged madman vocals. He plays with fuzziness and distortion like a giddy kid in a candy store, creating his own oddball world of sound that is totally intoxicating.” GLIDE MAGAZINE (9/10 stars)

HEAVY META infuses the fury of the Stooges with the dynamism of Zeppelin." NASHVILLE SCENE

"It comes across as a little Experienced, a little Crazy Horsed, a little White Striped and entirely everything great about rock." JAMBASE


HEAVY META premieres/accolades

Billboard – "Put The Kids To Bed" Video Premiere

Noisey – HEAVY META Album Premiere

NPR – "Please Yourself" Video Premiere

Brooklyn Vegan – "Young Lady, You're Killing Me" Video Premiere

American Songwriter – "Kill The Medicine Man" Video Premiere

UNCUT – "The Best Albums Of 2017: Halftime Report"

performance REVIEWS

NYLON – "Don’t Skip Over These Five Acts This Festival Season"

Consequence of Sound – "Voodoo 2017 Festival Review: Top 10 Sets"

Glide Magazine – "Ron Gallo provided what might get my vote for best artist of Voodoo"

Austin Chronicle – "ACL Review: Philly garage rocker’s aim is true"

TimeOut Chicago – "The five best things we saw on Saturday at Lollapalooza"

Chicago Tribune – "Ron Gallo's [Lollapalooza] set is just underway and already he is making his guitar sound like a backfiring Harley and speaking and singing in tongues"

Paste Magazine – "Know that there is no hyperbole involved in my saying that Ron Gallo’s set was unlike any other that I saw at Shaky Knees 2017"

WXPN's The Key – "NonCOMM Recap: Ron Gallo rocks the socks off of day two"

SXSW Performances – Philadelphia InquirerRaleigh News & Observer, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Glide Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Play Back Stl, Riverfront Times, JamBase

Nashville Scene – "Ron Gallo Brings Rock ’n' Roll Wisdom, Healthy Snacks to The High Watt"

sessions/APPEARANCES

Sound Opinions Interview + Performance

Paste Magazine Session NYC –
"Young Lady, You're Killing Me"  "Kill The Medicine Man"  "All The Punks Are Domesticated"

Paste Magazine Session SXSW – "Please Yourself/ Black Market Eyes"  "Put The Kids To Bed"

East of 8th Session – "Why Do You Have Kids?"

album reviews

American Songwriter, The Guardian, AllMusic, Glide Magazine, Old Rookie, God Is In The TV, No Depression



tour dates


CONTACTS

Management

Chris Sunday – chris@bedlammusicmgt.com

Alex A. Collier – alex@bedlammusicmgt.com

Press: New West Records

Brady Brock – bradybrock@newwestrecords.com

Jake Lanier – jakelanier@newwestrecords.com

Radio: New West Records

Joel Habbeshaw – joel@newwestrecords.com

US Booking: Paradigm

Jackie Nalpant – jnalpant@paradigmagency.com

Carly James – cjames@paradigmagency.com