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The Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual make spare, hushed, minimal indie-pop, like Beach House with a slight dance-music edge, or like the xx with a little more old-school 4AD reverb in their sound. That’s a simple, durable sound, but on their debut album “Pith”, they’re already exploring its edges, changing its definition from song to song. Pith has been out on cassette for a little while now, but it’s about to get a proper wide release. My friend Nick Sylvester produced the album, and he’s putting it out on his Godmode label. And when I say that this is one of the best indie albums you’ll hear this year. I’m saying that because that’s what it is. You can, and should listen now,

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Courtship Ritual’s sound is intimate and stripped-down and insinuating, to the point where I think the most obvious reference point is the xx. But even if the band is working from similar elements — electronic beats, hushed vocals, warmly dubby basslines  they’re deploying those elements differently. Singer Monica Salazar has a little bit of acid in her voice, a clipped full-throated alto with just a hint of sneer to it. She never whispers or sighs, and she always sounds tough. The lyrics haven’t left a deep impression on me yet, but they’re elusive and evocative; the first one that comes to mind is “you’re a handsome beast just like your mother.” I don’t know whether Salazar or her bandmate Jared Olmsted is responsible for the band’s basslines, but those basslines have some real muscle to them. Pith was available as a limited-edition cassette before it was a readily available download, but it’s the rare album from the cassette underground that I’d describe as being accessible and pleasant. You could use these songs to sell cars, and you could pipe them into a clothing boutique without disturbing the atmosphere. But even at their calmest and lightest, there’s a fundamental intensity to these songs, and that’s a big part of the reasons they stand

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Monica Salazar and Jared Olmsted are both from California but they met and formed Courtship Ritual here in Brooklyn. They describe themselves ,Courtship Ritual are not a chillwave group, they are not a witch house group, they don’t play EDM music and they don’t play dubstep. Courtship Ritual are an original Post-Pop group of 2014, and their ditties are short, succinct and every one a potential swan song.
What do they sound like then The most prominent components to these ears are Salazar’s voice and Olmstead’s liquid bass, giving Courtship Ritual a dark, mossy vibe. There’s a little David J in there, maybe some early Eno or Japan, and they would make good openers for someone like Dum Dum Girls. The band’s debut album, Pith, is out now on GODMODE RECORDS.

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The Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual make spare, hushed, minimal indie-pop, like Beach House with a slight dance-music edge, or like the xx with a little more old-school 4AD reverb in their sound. That’s a simple, durable sound, but on their debut album “Pith“, they’re already exploring its edges, changing its definition from song to song. Pith has been out on cassette for a little while now, but it’s about to get a proper wide release. My friend Nick Sylvester produced the album, and he’s putting it out on his Godmode label. This is one of the best indie albums you’ll hear this summer.

please listen to what I personally think is a wonderful album, Courtship Ritual are a band from Brooklyn the duo of Monica Salazar and Jared Olmsted play spaced out electronica post punk, moody and drifting vocals quite sparse at times with incredible timing and beats that inspire you to listen to everything  a really wonderful listen, their debut album is titled PITH on Godmode records.

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Courtship Ritual are a duo project of Jared Olmsted and Monica Salazar, based in Brooklyn shadowy and sparse electronica moody drifting vocals shades of Post Punk  and mellow end of Goth, this is one of the best albums Ive heard this year…….check it out