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Photo Credit:  Bono Melendrez



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 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.

Current Release


Faux Discx
Street Date: June 16, 2017

Track List:

1. Losing II
2. Malibu Entropy
3. Break
4. No More
5. Damaged
6. Save Room
7. Delay
8. Vs
9. Psychics
10. Spell
11. Losing

Pics (click for high res)

Photo Credits : (1, 4 – Bono Melendrez, 2 – Meghann Stephenson, 3 – Dan Abary)