- Losing II
- Malibu Entropy
- No More
- Save Room
VINYL: Edition of 500. 180g vinyl. Reverse-board printed sleeve with spine and printed inner-sleeve. Comes with digital download code.
CD: Edition of 500, reverse-board printed gatefold digifile packaging.
Released 16 June 2017
Available digitally via Bandcamp
Brooklyn based Rips have quickly built a reputation amongst NYC showgoers, winning them over with their virtuous melodies and sheer ferocity amidst an endless flurry of shows. Their songs may channel late '70s New York City bands like Television and The Feelies, but Rips propels these references into something new. Their self-titled debut, produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, is eleven tracks of buzzing guitar riffs driven by a charged rhythm section, all set under lyrics that are actually worth a damn.
Rips (the record) takes cues from the moonlighting era of rock, while delivering a set of songs distinctly fit for the modern age. Once described as a “hyperreal rock n’ roll group”, the phrase “borne forward ceaselessly into the future" is more what they’re going for here.
So break an old habit. Let your hair down (or up). Rips will take you there.
U.S. TOUR DATES
7/1 Brooklyn, NY – Baby's All Right (record release)
7/2 Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA w/ Joy Again
7/3 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
7/4 Washington, DC - Hole in the Sky
7/5 Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club
7/6 Bloomington, IN - Blockhouse Bar
7/7 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/ Palehound, Clearance
7/8 Minneapolis, MN - House of Lard
7/9 Omaha, NE - Brothers Bar
7/10 Denver, CO - Lost Lake w/ Howling Hex
7/12 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlies
7/13 New Orleans, LA - Siberia