RIDE – ” Charm Assault “

Posted: March 23, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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British shoegazers Ride will release their first album in over 20 years, “Weather Diaries”, June 16th via Wichita Recordings. The British band credits Americans for inspiring their reunion and reclaiming the name of their genre: “They didn’t use it as a pejorative”

Ride also unveiled a mind-bending new video for lead single, “Charm Assault.” The Jean de Oliveira-directed clip is a psychedelic collage that mixes warped archival footage of everyday life, political unrest and military actions with shots of Ride performing the blistering track.

Weather Diaries follows Ride’s 1996 album, Tarantula. DJ Erol Alkan produced the record and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder mixed the record. Moulder previously worked on Ride’s beloved 1990 LP, Nowhere and produced its follow-up, Going Blank Again. Along with “Charm Assault,” Ride previously shared album track,  “Home Is A Feeling” .

Ride announced their reunion in 2014 after the break up of the band Beady Eye, singer/guitarist Andy Bell’s project with Oasis’ Liam Gallagher (Bell previously played in Oasis as well). In February 2015, Bell and co-singer/guitarist Mark Gardener played an acoustic set, after which the full band embarked on a world tour that featured several festival stops,

“Charm Assault” is taken from Ride’s forthcoming album, “Weather Diaries”, due to be released on the 16th June 2017 by Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder.

Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we’d kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.”

The official video for Ride’s first new material for twenty years, conceived by Anton Newcombe & Jean de Oliveira

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