The known information on director Jesse Donk-Rains is as follows; he is raised on an organic farm in Mansfield, Ga, he loves Legos, jumping, drawing, youtube and playing games with his friends. His favorite foods are raw fennel, turnips, pasta and rocky road ice cream. He is fascinated by all things Canadian and is currently 11-years old.

It’s tough to imagine going back to what my 11-year old self was doing (roller blading with the neighborhood girls, playing basketball, discovering my friend’s dad’s porno collection) and be able to find room for “direct my favorite band’s music video”, but that’s the life of Jesse Donk-Rains. I didn’t have A.D.D., but dedicating a day of sunshine to creating a stop-motion video would have led to stomping on the play-dough and mimicking Godzilla’s roar – rather than a completed short film.

For the “Come Alive” video, it’s clear this is not Donk-Rains first rodeo. He’s matching up the lyrics with his sequences, building a narrative and taking that narrative to alternate worlds. Impressive stuff. We hope the next one has more to do with Canada.

Gringo Star’s Count Yer lucky Stars is out now.

Preorder Gringo Star’s “Count Yer Lucky Stars” on iTunes

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GRINGO STAR announce fall tour! Premier “Shadow” video!!

The GRINGO STAR fall tour!  (More Dates TBA as well!)

9/10 – Eighth & Rail – Opellka, AL
9/16 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/17 – The Jinx – Savannah, GA
9/19 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
9/22 – Popeye’s Garage – New Haven, CT
9/23 – The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
9/24 – The Basement – Northhampton, MA
9/25 – TT The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/26 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Band of Skulls **SOLD OUT**
9/28 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
9/29 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
9/30 – Founder’s Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, MI
10/3 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/05 – Golden West Café – Baltimore, MD
10/06 – Eye Level Art – Charleston, SC
10/07 – Get Down – West Asheville, NC
10/08 – Boone Saloon – Boone, NC
10/09 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
10/10 – JD’s Bar and Grill – Sheffield, AL
10/11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
10/12 – Sitckyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
10/14 – The ND – Austin, TX
10/15 – Malone Pictures Headquarters – Dallas, TX
10/17 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/18 – Opolis – Norman, OK
10/20 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10/21 – Plush – Tuscon, AZ
10/22 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
10/24 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
10/25 – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

Check out the fantastic video for “Shadow” as well!  I do hope you dig it!  (and our new website!)

Both the video and the song are available for purchase/streaming at your favorite digital store!

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