Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Entry: Ride Return With "Charm Assault", Their First New Song in 20 Years

British shoegaze pioneers Ride have released their excellent new single "Charm Assault", their first new music in 20 years.

The song is taken from Ride's forthcoming album, produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band's longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder, and due to be released Summer 2017 on Wichita Recordings. 

UPDATE 27/02: "Charm Assault" is our new Single of the Week!

About the track, Andy Bell says: "Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we'd kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one."

The band's last full-length record was 'Tarantula', released back in March 1996. The band broke up later that year. After a brief reconciliation in 2001 for a live televised performance, Ride officially reunited in 2014.

Stream the track below.


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