Archive for the ‘News’ Category

“Silencer” on MTV’s Teen Mom 2

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Tune in to MTV this Monday, January 14th, to hear our song “Silencer” in what will almost certainly be the darkest episode of “Teen Mom 2” ever. Airs at 10/9c

We Won.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It feels so good to have spent last night surrounded by our friends as we won the Boston Music Award for Rock Artist of the Year. Thanks to all of you for supporting us.

RIBS w/ White Rabbits @ The Sinclair (Harvard Square)

Friday, November 16th, 2012


We are excited to announce that we’ll be supporting White Rabbits on Thursday, November 29th at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.

RIBS w/ White Rabbits & Guards
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
7 PM, 18+
The Sinclair
52 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
$15 adv/$17 door
Presented by Bowery Boston

RIBS Boston Music Awards Nomination: Rock Artist of the Year

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

UPDATE: We’ll also be playing the nominee party at Red Star Union on Wednesday, November 7th.

We are pleased to announce we’ve been nominated for Rock Artist of the Year for the BMAs, which will take place December 2nd at the Liberty Hotel.

Cast your vote here:

RIBS is now a three piece.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

We wish Justin the best of luck and I’m sure you’ll be hearing from him in the future. More announcements coming soon.


Russian Blood Hits at #3 on Bandcamp

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Check out the new Bandcamp Discoverinator video, featuring our new EP at #3 for best selling rock releases of the week:

More about the Discoverinator:

“Alarms” Enters Regular Rotation on WFNX 101.7

Monday, June 4th, 2012

We are incredibly excited to announce that as of today, our new song “Alarms” has been added to regular rotation at WFNX 101.7 here in Boston. We are honored and proud to have the first station in the country to play bands like Nirvana, The Killers, and Foster the People, on our side, not to mention one of the last remaining defenders of new rock on terrestrial radio (The Joy Formidable, one of our favorite new bands, is also in rotation). For those of you outside of Massachusetts, you can listen online at or 92.1 in New Hampshire. More updates soon to come…

Russian Blood out today.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

If you are a member of the press, go here.

From the RIBS alerts email list:

There are a lot of things bands say in moments like this: We’re ‘super excited’ for our new record. This really represents a new direction for us. We’d love it if you share it with your friends.

We could say all of those things now–they’re all true. But there’s a bigger story behind Russian Blood than four guys trying to make a bedroom sound like a stadium. And the truth is, that story hasn’t been fully written yet.

For now, just know that this EP was self-produced (as with all of our records), and we have no PR team, no label, no manager. What we do have is you guys. But while the sharing and record sales allow us to continue to make music and tour, right now all we really ask is that you listen to this EP and decide for yourself what you want to do about it.

Listen and get it from:

The band
Amazon MP3
(And if you’re in New England, head to your local Newbury Comics to pick up a copy.)

Praise for Russian Blood:

“Thoroughly DIY … but it carries itself like a really big deal. There are cement-grinding atmospherics out of Trent Reznor’s playbook and canyon banshee wails echoed from long-lost U2 anthems.” – The Boston Globe

“Alarms might be the best song to come out of Boston in 2012.” – Michael Marotta, WFNX

“Primed for explosion … the entire record is a potent post-modern mix of layered riffs, space-shot hooks, and dizzying atmospheric sounds.” – The Boston Phoenix

“OMFG THE NEW @RIBStheband ALBUM COMES OUT IN A FEW DAYS :DD” – some person on the internet
We’ll see you on the road soon.

Keith, Chris, Blake, and Justin

Brains Out For Rock Band 3 On Xbox 360

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“Brains Out” is now playable on Rock Band 3 for Xbox 360 and can be purchased either from the in-game music store, Live Marketplace on the 360 dashboard, or online from the following link :

Thanks to Redditor Vince Caccamo for hooking this up and That Authoring Group for transcribing it and putting us in the game!

RIBS @ Brighton Music Hall 2.17.12 w/ Junius & O’Brother

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

So, we’ve been holed up in our practice space and studio for the past six months working on RUSSIAN BLOOD, and it feels like it’s time to come out and see the light of day. 9 PM still counts as daytime right? Oh. Well anyway we’ll be playing with Junius (Boston) and O’Brother (Atlanta) at Brighton Music Hall on February 17th, and we’re gonna be trying out some new music on you…