Stream the debut LP from Brooklyn’s RIPS via Brooklyn Vegan
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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. You can stream it now via Brooklyn Vegan.
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.
6/15 Brooklyn, NY – The Glove
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 Lounge
7/10 Denver, CO – Lost Lake w/ Howling Hex
7/12 Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s
7/13 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Release Date: June 16, 2017
1. Losing II
2. Malibu Entropy
4. No More
6. Save Room