Posts Tagged ‘Weather Diaries’

We cannot wait to release ‘Tomorrow’s Shore’, the new EP from Ride due out, tomorrow! , This new four track EP. Kicking off with recent single Pulsar, the four track EP is made up of new songs Keep It Surreal, Cold Water People and Catch You Dreaming. Apocalyptic closer Catch You Dreaming is a defiantly reflective, blissed out, yet wistful six minute zero gravity swirl. The track showcases yet another side to the reborn and rejuvenated Ride, who last summer returned with their first new music in twenty years.

Ride unveiled a brand new song due for release on a new 12″ vinyl. Not featured on their highly acclaimed recent album, Weather Diaries , “Pulsar” is built around a central pulsing rhythm and the band’s signature wall of swooping, fuzzed out guitars. It was recorded with Erol Alkan, the legendary DJ, producer and remixer who produced the band’s latest album. Loz had this to say about their brand new song: “Pulsar re-imagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the 60’s instrumental ’Telstar’ in name and theme; and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return. The band all contributed to make the song what it is, and it all really came together in the studio when we worked with Erol Alkan once again, following on from the success of the ‘Weather Diaries’ sessions.”

You can also hear ‘Pulsar’ AND ‘Catch You Dreaming’ right now.

Said Andy Bell of this new song and the EP…“Catch You Dreaming” is written from the perspective of being one of the last two people alive, watching as the Universe is ending. The protagonist looks back over the time when humanity existed, realising that we as humans brought about our own inevitable demise. Then the couple look back over their own lives of shared memories and as they are sharing this moment, everything vaporises. It’s a love song about fate, nostalgia, and having no regrets. ” The song itself was intended to be a part of “Weather Diaries”, and recording started during the sessions in Autumn 2016. But we never managed to record a definitive version at the time and decided to come back to it later as part of a follow up EP, which is now finished, and titled “Tomorrow’s Shore”. The EP was made with an identical process to “Weather Diaries” and we see it as very much tied to the album. ”

RIDE tour throughout 2018, including the newly announced appearance at Festival No. 6!
All dates on sale at thebandride.com

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Dream-pop titans Ride will soon release a follow-up to 1996’s Tarantula; “Weather Diaries” is out on June 16th. The third single from said record is the blipping “All I Want,” which, according to a press release, came about the day British prime minister Theresa May announced that her government would be asking companies to document their foreign employees. Leader Andy Bell takes that as a cue to compare the scenario to 1930s Germany, for obvious reasons. It’s also a situation that, for more obvious reasons, hits quite close to home. Is it too much to wish that every community be treated with respect and dignity? Ride doesn’t think so.

The latest single from Ride is “All I Want”

 

“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.
Pre-order the new album, Weather Diaries on Wichita recordings

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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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