Press Cheat Sheet – RIBS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Contact
  2. Photos
  3. Things To Know
  4. Band Members
  5. Bio
  6. Releases
    1. Russian Blood (2012)
    2. Locrian Singles (2011)
    3. British Brains (2010)
  7. Links
  8. Embeddable Album & Song Widgets
  9. News & Site Posts – Sorted By Category

CONTACT

[email protected]

PHOTOS

– Left to right: Chris Oquist (drums), Keith Freund (vocals/guitar/bass)

Download (right-click): 3400×3400

For more photos: [email protected]

PHOTOS – FIND BY TYPE

Flickr Tags – Filter by criteria like members featured, photo set, high resolution, year, and Creative Commons. (For example to find photos of Keith and Chris together for a print magazine you would check the boxes Keith, Chris, and Hi Res.)

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RIBS
– Based in Brooklyn, formed in Boston

– Band name stylized in ALL CAPS – thanks :)

– First full-length Strangers slated for 2019

– Discography: British Brains (EP/2010), Locrian Singles (double A-side/2011), Russian Blood (EP/2012)

– RIBS is a 2-piece that plays as a 4-piece live (as of 2013)

– RIBS has supported: Queens of the Stone Age, The Joy Formidable (toured US/Canada), Swervedriver, The Soft Moon, White Rabbits

British Brains was Reddit’s top voted music post of all time during its month of release (link)

British Brains track “Silencer” featured in MTV’s Teen Mom

British Brains track “Queen of Hearts” featured in psychological thriller Something Wicked starring the late Brittany Murphy

– Won Boston Music Award for “Rock Artist of the Year” (link)

Russian Blood track “Alarms” added to sub-power rotation at WFNX 101.7 Boston (first US station to play Nirvana, The Killers, Foster The People, Florence and the Machine)

British Brains was Bandcamp’s #1 rock release (week of release)

BAND MEMBERS

Current:
Keith Freund (Vocals, Guitar, Bass)
Chris Oquist (Drums)

Former:
Justin Tolan (Guitar)
Blake Fusilier (Bass, Vocals)

Never:
Keith Freund (Same name, totally different guy; has a solo album named Constant Comments and a member of a group called Trouble Books)

BIO

RIBS is what happens when two people try to make a bedroom sound like a stadium.

The Brooklyn-based, Boston-formed band dubbed “Rock’s great new hope” by the Boston Phoenix, went on to play with bands they were once compared to in the Boston press like Queens of the Stone Age, The Joy Formidable, and Swervedriver.

Self-managed and self-released, the band has nonetheless managed to ignite the kind of local momentum usually bestowed upon more veteran acts: regular rotation on Boston’s WFNX 101.7, and a 2012 Boston Music Award for “Rock Artist of the Year” following the release of their EP Russian Blood.

Cinematic cuts “Queen of Hearts” and “Silencer” went on to feature in psychological thriller Something Wicked (Brittany Murphy) and what is inarguably Teen Mom’s most upsetting scene: the star arrives home to find her dog being mauled by another dog.

On the day of its release, RIBS’ debut EP–2010’s British Brains–became Reddit’s top r/music post of all time, and Bandcamp’s top selling release.

The band’s debut full length, Strangers, is slated for release in 2019.

RELEASE INFO – STRANGERS (2019)

– Coming 2019
– For press copy, contact [email protected]
– 7 song EP
-“Alarms” in sub-power rotation at WFNX 101.7 Boston (first US station to play Nirvana, The Killers, Foster The People, and Florence and the Machine).
– Listen closely to “Destructo” and you can hear car horns and sirens from fire trucks passing by Keith Freund’s second-floor apartment in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, where the vocals for the album were recorded.
– No synths or keyboards were used in the recording of Russian Blood. All synth-like sounds were created using layered instruments (bass, guitar, vocals) in combination with distortion, delay, reverb, and other effects.
– Self-produced and mixed by Keith Freund.

RELEASE INFO – RUSSIAN BLOOD (2012)

– Released May 29th, 2012
– 7 song EP
-“Alarms” in sub-power rotation at WFNX 101.7 Boston (first US station to play Nirvana, The Killers, Foster The People, and Florence and the Machine).
– Listen closely to “Destructo” and you can hear car horns and sirens from fire trucks passing by Keith Freund’s second-floor apartment in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, where the vocals for the album were recorded.
– No synths used. All synth-like sounds were created using layered instruments (bass, guitar, vocals) in combination with distortion, delay, reverb, and other effects.
– Self-produced

RELEASE INFO – LOCRIAN SINGLES (2011)

– Released: January 25th, 2011
– 2-song double A-side
– Self-produced and mixed by Keith Freund
– No synths used. All synth-like sounds were created using layered instruments (bass, guitar, vocals) in combination with distortion, delay, reverb, and other effects.

RELEASE INFO – BRITISH BRAINS (2010)

– Released: June 8, 2010
– 5-song EP
– Self-produced and mixed by Keith Freund. Drums and addt’l guitars were recorded by Alex Prieto.
– Full credits: http://hear.ribstheband.com/album/british-brains
– “Silencer” featured in MTV’s Teen Mom 2
– “Queen of Hearts” featured in upcoming psychological thriller starring the late Brittany Murphy.
– Available digitally through iTunes and Amazon MP3
– Reddit’s top voted music post of all time (month of release)
– Bandcamp’s #1 rock album (week of release)
– No synths used. All synth-like sounds were created using layered instruments (bass, guitar, vocals) in combination with distortion, delay, reverb, and other effects.

LINKS

Official site – https://ribstheband.com
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/ribstheband/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ribstheband/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ribstheband
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/ribstheband
Mailing List – https://ribstheband.com/alerts
iTunes – https://ribstheband.com/itunes
Amazon (MP3s) – https://ribstheband.com/amazon
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/ribstheband
Bandcamp – http://hear.ribstheband.com

EMBEDDABLE ALBUM & SONG WIDGETS

– “Even” Bandcamp | Soundcloud | YouTube

– “Queen Of Hearts” Bandcamp | Soundcloud | YouTube

NEWS & SITE POSTS – SORTED BY CATEGORY

Press

Shows / Tour
Photos
Video
Behind The Scenes
Merch
Thoughts

British Brains (2010)
Locrian Singles (2011)
Russian Blood (2012)