Out now: https://ribs.nyc/hand
We talk to PERJUS Magazine about Strangers, giving people chills, and why cymbals were persona non grata on this record. Their photographer races to shoot us before Chris passes out of heatstroke.
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Today (June 21), as we begin our swan dive into societal dystopia, RIBS (finally) resurface with “1992”, a monster new single of mechanical wonder that serves as an assertive, if not outright menacing, return to our collective waking daydreams. The track was produced and engineered by Ayad Al Adhamy in New York City, and it’s entire 4:33 runtime is a thrashing torrent of post-industrial guitar-rock that swirls around RIBS’ uncanny ability to create sinister sounds that also, somehow, feel so warm and comforting at its core.
What a wait.
But what a return.
More press for “1992”:
Strangers coming Fall 2019. Stay tuned.
Here’s the beginning of the answer:
From Vanyaland‘s article Boston Brains: With Renewed Focus and a New Record in the Works, RIBS Return as a Duo
With Sunday’s Swervedriver show fast approaching, we asked them where the hell they’ve been for the past two years. Turns out, that Queens show was a turning point.
“When I joined RIBS, Keith told me his dream was to open for Queens of the Stone Age,” says Oquist. “When that finally happened, and I told that story to the security guard outside the venue, he said ‘sounds like it’s time for a new dream.’ Driving back, that sunk in a bit. It was time for a new dream. The next thing we release is going to set us on a course. We needed focus. We decided to spend all our time writing. Blake [Fusilier, bassist] set off to pursue a solo career; we decided not to resurface until we’d made some real progress. So this isn’t a reunion. We never left. This has been a period of redefinition and rediscovery. We’ve been grinding.”
Adds Freund: “Momentum can be a beautiful thing but it can also be dangerous. Sometimes your momentum can swallow you up. We made a conscious decision to let that go in order to take some time to reflect on what the future could sound like.”
We missed you.
We’ve got new songs.
We’re opening for shoegaze legends Swervedriver.
No school the next morning.
Not a bad way to come home.
- 9/6 @ The Sinclair – Boston, MA
- Afterparty with DJ sets by Mikey of Swervedriver and Michael V (free // 21+)
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