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Austin band Hidden Ritual releasing dark, groovy debut, ‘Zebra Bottle’ (stream it)

by Bill Pearis

Hidden Ritual

Austin’s Hidden Ritual have been around since the early part of this decade, making moody, groovy psych-rock that you wouldn’t call goth, but it is gothy, in the same way that the first two Echo & the Bunnymen albums are. (The Fresh & Onlys work in a similar sonic milieu.) The band will release their debut, Zebra Bottle, on cassette via Monofonus Press on Friday (10/23) and if you dig that early Bunnymen sound, or the gentler side of early ’80s post punk, you will likely be into this. A stream of the whole album premieres in this post and you can listen below. The band will have a second release out in early 2016, so look out for that.

Hidden Ritual, some of whom play in Bill Callahan’s backing band these days, have a couple Austin shows this week and those dates are listed below.

Hidden Ritual – 2015 dates
October 22 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ Spray Paint (LP Release), Troller, US Weekly
Oct 23 – Austin @ Beerland w/ Marriage, Gavin Russom, Quttinirpaaq

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