Thanks to WRS, Switzerland’s English radio station, for playing our track “Even” and welcome to our new Swiss and French fans.
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MAKING NOISE – One of the most outstanding new acts in Boston right now, RIBS have an overtly British subcontext. That may win a number of hearts and minds today, but where this band excels is proofed by their music. The bits of dissonant, the distinctively emotive tone – beautiful chaos really, is somehow kept in check on “Even” above. The cerebral and the raw stacked side by side; it’s a clever draw for listeners. The songs often descend progressively with guitars wailing only to come into steep ascension lead by drums and bass. It’s the possibly of being dangled upside down, musically, that keeps listeners sharp.The kids are going to like what this band is cooking. RIBS is Keith Freund, Blake Fusilier, Justin Tolan, and Chris Oquist. The four are making music here that defines spaces and challenges our traditional song concept. Find out what RIBS Rock is all about tonight if you’re in town. If you’re reading this, set your sights on this band, something is definitely happening here.
…two weeks ago. And no one bothered to tell us. Thanks a lot, invisible intern. There go my dreams of interwebnational fame (there’s a 3 day limit on their charts), but if you like “heart-ing” things for no reason, this is the place to do it:
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, “Even” is ExploreMusic‘s Indie Track Of The Day. You can download the podcast version of their radio show here (first track):
Read their website post here:
Thanks to Alan Cross (@AlanCross) and the ExploreMusic team for featuring us and to the fans who sent us in. From the radio version:
“I WANNA START WITH A LISTENER TIP. A COUPLE OF PEOPLE STUMBLED ACROSS THIS BAND FROM BOSTON AND SENT A LINK MY WAY. THEY’RE CALLED RIBS—AND THEY’RE ONE OF THE MOST BRITISH-SOUNDING AMERICAN BANDS I’VE HEARD IN A WHILE….FOUR GUYS…THERE’S A LITTLE MUSE IN WHAT THEY DO, MAYBE SOME OLD-SCHOOL VERVE, MAYBE SOME JOY DIVISION—AND THEN THEY MIX THAT WITH A LITTLE DEFTONES AND QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE….”
Tune your dials to any of the following Canadian FM stations to hear “Even” on ExploreMusic July 8th, 2010:
Toronto – 11pm (ET) on 102.1 The Edge
Vancouver – 10:30pm (PT) on 99.3 The Fox
Ottawa – 9:00pm (ET) on LiVE 88.5 The New Alternative
Calgary – 10:00pm (MT) on x92.9 New Rock Alternative
Hamilton – 12am (ET) on Y108
London – 6:30pm (ET) on FM96
Winnipeg – 6:30pm (CT) on Power 97
Edmonton – 10:30pm (MT) on Sonic 1029.com Edmonton’s Modern Rock
Peterborough – 12:00pm (ET) on The Wolf 101.5 Peterborough’s Best Rock
With online being the first choice of more and more people looking for new music, the decision was made to create a service where “real people, real passionate music fans, could recommend music to other real passionate music fans, without any sort of mechanical or electronic filters.” The concept was inspired by the success of Pandora and Last.fm. However, while Pandora and Last.fm work on complex algorithms, ExploreMusic was designed as a place where music fans could turn to discover new music and information about the artists involved, as well as be encouraged to make recommendations themselves with the goal of creating conversation and community.
The show has 1 million weekly listeners (five half-hour shows each week). Thanks to whoever sent us in.