Seattle’s KEXP has just shared a nearly 40-minute live set by Ride that the shoegaze legends performed for the radio station last October ahead of their proper concert that night. The nine-song set is taken entirely from This Is Not a Safe Place, the band’s second post-reunion album, which was released last August.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include a new EP from the reunited Ride, plus the latest studio album from indie legends Superchunk.
Ride stopped by Seattle’s KEXP radio station this past September while in town to promote the group’s comeback album Weather Diaries, and performed a 40-minute set for broadcast that included performances of four songs off that new LP and a couple of old favorites from Nowhere and Going Black Again.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week: Alison Moyet, Ride, Simple Minds, Big Star, Can, Matthew Sweet and Jason Loewenstein.
Reunited shoegazers Ride have expanded their North American tour in support their first new album in 20 years, Weather Diaries, following up their short run of July concerts with seven more shows in the U.S. and Mexico in late September and early October.
Reunited shoegazers Ride have followed up the release of their first new music in more than two decades with plans to perform a “select run” of North American dates in July, a five-concert trek that sees the band playing Toronto, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Seminal shoegaze act Ride went 21 years without releasing new music, but after debuting “Charm Assault” this week, the wait for more was just 24 hours. The band has now shared a second new track, the meditative “Home is a Feeling,” which you can hear here.
Reunited shoegaze legends Ride today debuted their first new music in 21 years, releasing the song “Charm Assault” that presumably is a taste of the band’s as-yet-announced fifth studio album, which is expected out sometime this summer. The new song is produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Sure, he’s got that Ride reunion to deal with, but that’s not the only thing on Mark Gardener’s plate these days: The frontman for the reunited shoegaze legends announced that his long-in-the-works album with Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie is titled Universal Road and finally will see the light of day this March.
Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie and Ride frontman Mark Gardener have completed their long-in-the-works album together — a collaboration they debuted with their 2012 single “The Places We Go” — and will release the record worldwide this September, Gardener announced this week.
This week sees the release of the first new Nine Inch Nails album in five years (‘Hesitation Marks’), the deluxe vinyl ‘Last Splash’ reissue box set from The Breeders, a pair of ‘Original Album Series’ box sets from Happy Mondays and Ride, plus the bleated U.S. release of the first Dexys album in nearly 30 years.
This week’s new releases include ‘Anastasis,’ the first new album from Dead Can Dance in 16 years, plus a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of Ride’s ‘Going Blank Again,’ a pair of 2CD singles compilations from Sparks, and the first album of new material in more than 19 years from deathrock pioneers 45 Grave.
Former Ride frontman Mark Gardener has teamed up with Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie to record a new single called ‘The Places We Go’ that will be released digitally next week by Guthrie’s label Soleil Après Minuit ‘via all good download services.’ The track goes on sale July 9.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines news about My Bloody Valentine’s long-delayed reissues, Peter Murphy, Joe Jackson, The Vaselines, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Dead Can Dance’s first new album in 16 years, Redd Kross, Ride’s Mark Gardener and more.