Entries tagged with: Ride
by Bill Pearis
photo: The Besnard Lakes @ Rough Trade (more by Greg Cristman)
Montreal's The Besnard Lakes have been tapped to open for part of Ride's fall tour, starting with two NYC-area shows: September 22 at Irving Plaza (tickets) and September 23 at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (tickets). They will not open for Ride at the 9/21 Irving Plaza show.
One thing we've always wanted to do is to perform live for you an entirely faithful rendition of our songs as they exist on the albums. This means all the strings, horns, keys, guitars, percussion, vibraphone, backing vocals, etc. you know and love will be performed as they were recorded. Featuring friends from all over the Montreal music scene. Come freak out with us.That sounds pretty awesome. Besnard Lakes Pop Montreal show happens September 18 at Rialto Hall, so if you're heading to the fest that's one show you won't want to miss. I should say, the current five-piece lineup of Besnard Lakes already sound pretty enormous -- their Rough Trade show back in January was fantastic.
When they played the Rough Trade show, frontman Jace Lacek said they were hoping to have something new out by the end of 2015. Stay tuned. All tour dates are listed below.
Ride at Terminal 5 in June (more by Greg Cristman)
Reunited shoegazers Ride will be coming back to North America this fall, including two nights at NYC's Irving Plaza on September 21 & 22 (tickets). They just have expanded the tour, including another NYC-area show, this one happening at Asbury Park's Stone Pony on September 23.
Tickets for the Stone Pony show go on sale Friday (7/17) at 10 AM with a Citi cardmember presale beginning Tuesday (7/14) at 10 AM and Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales starting Wednesday (7/15) at 10 AM. All dates, including a stop in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest, are listed below.
Opening on many of the dates, including the NYC-area shows, will be Canadian singer Tess Parks who just released her collaborative album with Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre.
photos by Greg Cristman
Ride/Ash @ Terminal 5, 6/4/2015
After playing Music Hall of Williamsburg, reunited UK band Ride played NYC's Terminal 5 on Thursday, June 4. The set was nearly identical to the MHOW, though they played "Natural Grace" from 1994's Carnival Light instead of "Perfect Time" (from their early Play EP) and they started their encore with a cover of The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows." Setlist and pics from Ride's T5 show are in this post, and the band will be back in September for two shows at Irving Plaza. Also below: full video of Ride's set at Primavera Sound 2015.
Opening the T5 show was Irish trio Ash who kept their set mostly in the '90s as well, playing such favorites as "Girl from Mars," "Goldfinger" and "Burn Baby Burn." They played Rough Trade the night before T5 which was a record release show for their new album, Kablammo!. Setlist and more pics from Ash's T5 set are below...
photos by P Squared Photography, words by Bill Pearis
Ride @ MHOW 6/1/2015
"Does anyone remember the last time we played New York?" asked Andy Bell? Someone from the crowd shouted back "It's been too long!" to which Bell replied "That's for sure." I can't say for sure either, but the last time I saw Ride was in 1992 at the original 930 Club in DC. I drove four hours straight from my summer job in West Virginia to the show (Pale Saints opened) and had to drive back immediatly after. It was awesome and I refused to wear earplugs...which was probably the start of my tinnitus.
Twenty-three years later, Ride are back and their show is within walking distance of my apartment, I'm wearing earplugs (for most of it) and, apart from choice of opener, this may have been the better show. Ride look pretty much the same, apart from a newsboy cap where Mark Gardener's famous fringe once was, and still sound absolutely amazing. Opening with the massive "Leave Them All Behind," the Oxford quartet played pretty much everything you'd want to hear up through 1992's Going Blank Again (expect no "Kaleidoscope"). The only song beyond that played was the Stooges-y "Black Night Crash" from their final album, Tarantuala. Maybe when they return in September, they'll throw in something like Andy Bell's "Birdman" from 1995's Carnival of Light. That would be nice.
I am on record for thinking Going Blank Again is their best album (and still do), but last night the songs from Nowhere and their early EPs that packed the most punch, like "Seagull" and "Taste" that showed them to be a great psychedelic rock band first and foremost, with keen pop sensibilities and maybe the best rhythm section of all the OG shoegazers. On that: drummer Loz Colbert remains an absolute monster behind the kit and I spent most of the show just watching him, mesmerized.
The band were in good spirits, glad to be anywhere after getting stuck at an airport in Spain for two days following their performance at Primavera Sound. And the crowd (MHOW seemed as packed as I can remember) were lapping it all up. The main set ended with the one-two punch of their perfect single "Vapour Trail" and an 11-minute-or-so version of "Drive Blind" which, as usual, descended into a noise jam a la MBV's "You Made me Realise." They encored with Going Blank Again deep cut "Mousetrap" and "Chelsea Girl" from their first EP. A really fantastic show. Pictures and setlist are in this post.
Ride play NYC again on Thursday (6/4) at Terminal 5 (tickets still available) which is with Ash, a much more appropriate choice for opener than Zak Starkey's band Sshh who opened at MHOW. Pics from Sshh's set, and more of Ride, below...
photo: Swervedriver @ Mercury Lounge in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Swervedriver, who released their first album since the '90s and toured earlier this year, will be on the bus again soon, with dates this summer in Canada and a fall U.S. tour. That includes a NYC date, playing Bowery Ballroom on September 5. That show, and most of the tour, is with their previous tourmates Gateway Drugs and tickets go on sale today at noon. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, their onetime Creation Records labelmates Ride will be in NYC next week and tickets for their 6/4 Terminal 5 show are back on sale. The 6/1 Music Hall of Williamsburg show is sold out, but you can still get tickets to their two shows at Irving Plaza in September. You can also win tickets to Irving Plaza, and we've got a sweet Ride prize pack to give away too.
One of the premier music festivals in the world, the 2015 edition of Primavera Sound is just underway in Barcelona, Spain. If you can't make it, they're streaming many of the fest's performances live via two video channels on their website and below. Today's sets (5/28) you can watch include James Blake, OMD, Spiritualized, The Thurston Moore Band, Mikal Cronin, Baxter Dury and more. The fest's streaming schedule is listed below.
Meanwhile, WFMU will be broadcasting performances live on Friday (5/29) and Saturday (5/30) from 3PM to midnight. WFMU's broadcast schedule, below...
Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest returns in 2015 from November 6-8 at Auditorium Shores, and as usual the lineup is amazing. There's Jane's Addiction (performing Ritual de lo habitual), Gogol Bordello (performing Gypsy Punks), The Dwarves (performing Blood, Guts & Pussy), the first-ever Texas show and only US show of 2015 for '80s metal legends Venom, a reunion from DC hardcore vets Dag Nasty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust side project Head Wound City, D'Angelo, NOFX, American Football, Ride, The Charlatans (UK), Wu-Tang Clan, Schoolboy Q, Grimes, Cheap Trick, Drive Like Jehu, L7, Babes In Toyland, American Nightmare, Converge, Chain of Strength, Desaparecidos, Skinny Puppy, Afrika Bambaataa, Future Islands, Fucked Up, Neon Indian, Hudson Mohawke, Joey Bada$$, Alvvays, Speedy Ortiz, Parquet Courts, Power Trip, La Dispute, Title Fight, Shamir, Mikal Cronin, Viet Cong and many more.
Tickets go on sale today (5/28) at 10 AM CT (11 AM EST). Full lineup and announcement video below.
The lineup for the Dag Nasty reunion is the same one they played the Salad Days show in DC with in 2012: original vocalist Shawn Brown, plus Brian Baker, Roger Marbury and Colin Sears.
by Bill Pearis
photo: Ride @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Shoegaze greats Ride are in the midst of their reunion, having just wrapped a run in North America and are now back in the UK. Yesterday (5/20), Ride recorded a live performance at legendary BBC recording studio Maida Vaile for BBC 6Music. They sound really good, and you can stream the full, hour-long performance below.
Ride will be in Spain next weekend for Primavera Sound and right after that they'll head to NYC for two sold-out shows. They'll be back this fall for two shows at Irving Plaza (September 21 & 22) to which tickets are still available. If you'd like to go for free we're also giving away a pair of tickets to the Irving show of your choice. Entry form, and an updated list of Ride tour dates are below.
Wait, that's not all. We've also got a Ride prize package to give away as well, that includes a red vinyl copy of Ride's OX4 best-of compilation (which came out for Record Store Day) which is signed by the band, as well as a CD copy of the deluxe, expanded edition of of their debut album Nowhere which includes the Today Forever EP, a recording of a 1991 concert and 40-page book. This is a separate contest from the ticket giveaway and entry form is below.
photo: Ride @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Ride have expanded their 2015 reunion tour, playing shows throughout the summer and fall. That includes two additional NYC shows happening September 21 & 22 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (5/8) at 10 AM with a presale starting Wednesday (5/6) at 10 AM (password: SPEAKERS), and a two-day pass option available as well.
Ride will be here in about a month, playing sold-out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Terminal 5. All dates are listed below.
photos by Samantha Saturday, words by Bill Pearis
Ride @ Coachella, 4/10/2015
Reunited shoegaze greats Ride played their first US shows in over 20 years last week, hitting LA's Roxy before heading to Coachella on Friday (4/10). Opening with Going Blank Again's nearly nine-minute "Leave Them All Behind," Ride sounded great (at least from watching Coachella's broadcast) as they tore through classics like "Vapour Trail," "Chelsea Girl," "Taste," and set-closer "Drive Blind" which ended things in a squall of feedback and noise. (It was sort of their equivalent to MBV's "You Made Me Realise.") Pictures, setlist and video of "Vapour Trail" and "Leave Them All Behind" from Coachella weekend 1, are in this post.
Ride have a busy week before returning to Coachella on Friday (4/17). They played San Francisco last night (4/13) and have shows in Pomona tonight and San Diego on Thursday. Ride will be in NYC for two sold-out shows in June. Ride fans can also pick up a vinyl edition of best-of compilation OX4 at Record Store Day on Saturday (4/18).
Stay tuned for more pictures from Coachella weekend 1. More pics and video of Ride at Coachella, plus setlists from there and the Roxy show, below...
photo: Ride @ O2 Academy 4/5/2015 (via their facebook)
Ride played their first full-band show since announcing their reunion, which happened last night at the O2 Academy in their old hometown of Oxford UK. (Mark Gardener and Andy Bell played an acoustic show in London back in February). The setlist was almost entirely from 1988-1993 heyday, though they did play "Black Nite Crash" from their final album Tarantula which was released after they'd broken up. That was that song's live debut. Setlist, plus video of "Seagull," "OX4," "Dreams Burn Down" and "Drive Blind," below.
Ride will be in North America to play Coachella this weekend and will be in NYC in June for sold-out shows at Terminal 5 with Ash and Music Hall of Williamsburg with Zak Starkey's band Penguinsrising.
Ride have expanded their reunion tour and added a second show happening while they're NYC, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 1 which is a few days before their sold-out 6/4 show at Terminal 5. Tickets for the MHOW show are on AmEx presale NOW and go onsale to the general public Friday (4/3) at noon.
Ride's first full-band show since reforming was to have been Coachella on April 10, but they've added a couple before that. They'll play the O2 Academy in their old hometown of Oxford, UK on April 5, and their first US show now will be at LA's Roxy on April 8. Updated dates are listed, along with a really brief rehearsal video of the band doing "Seagull," below...
by Bill Pearis
Ash in the studio (via @Ash_1977)
Long-running Irish band Ash vowed in 2007 that they'd never make another album, and only release singles. Well, they've now broken that promise in the form of Kablammo!, the band's first new album in eight years which will be out May 26. Pre-orders are available now. The first single "Cocoon" is a real ripper, going back to the punky, poppy style they did so well on 1977 and Free All Angels. You can stream it below.
Ash will be in NYC right after the album's release to open Ride's sold out show at Terminal 5 on June 4. The day before (6/3) they'll be at Rough Trade for a Kablammo! release show. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the "Cocoon" song stream, below...
(photo via @steve_j_a)
Ride are still two months away from their first live shows of their reunion (currently Coachella is first up), but frontmen Andy Bell and Mark Gardner ran through acoustic versions of of some of the band's best known songs Thursday night (2/19) at London's 100 Club in front of a seriously pumped crowd. "Vapour Trail," "Polar Bear," "Chrome Waves," "Chelsea Girl" and more got trotted out and even normally noisy ones like "Drive Blind" sounded pretty good in this format. There's video of the whole show and you can watch it, and check out the setlist, below.
Ride have also added a few more tour dates since the last time we posted (though no additional NYC shows), and all are listed below.
While Mark Gardener is busy getting ready for Ride's reunion dates, it's not the only thing on his plate. March 24 will see the release of Universal Road, his collaborative album with Cocteau Twins guitarist and dreampop icon Robin Guthrie. The two worked together before on 2012 single "The Places We Go" which you can stream below. The album will be out via Guthrie's Soleil Après Minuit label. Artwork and tracklist below.
In other news Ride's best-of compilation OX4 is getting a vinyl/CD reissue for Record Store Day 2015 (April 18), so be on the lookout for that. That's the cover art above and an Rdio stream of the comp is below. Ride have also added more dates to their reunion tour -- no additional date in NYC besides the sold-out T5 show unfortunately -- and all are listed below.
Drive Like Jehu in 2014 (photo by Tod Seelie)
Earlier today, we mentioned the a couple Coachella sideshows (Brand New/Built to Spill/Desaparecidos and Desaparecidos/Touche Amore/Joyce Manor), and now the full schedule of sideshows is here. There's also one with the reunited Drive Like Jehu, one with the reunited Ride and Eagulls, one with Interpol and Perfume Genius, one with Belle & Sebastian and Mac DeMarco, one with Swans and Angel Olsen, one with Father John Misty and King Tuff, two Jenny Lewis shows, a Cloud Nothings show, a War On Drugs show, a Panda Bear show, and still plenty more.
More details at Goldenvoice's website. Full schedule on the poster below...
The 2015 Primavera Sound Festival goes down in Barcelona, Spain from May 28 - 30. We knew The Strokes and recently reunited shoegazers Ride were playing and now the line-up is being announced via the festival's mobile app, which is a not-so fun 8-bit game you have to play to reveal names. The whole lineup is in the poster above and includes The Replacements, James Blake, Sleater-Kinney (who apparently are playing festivals after all) Patti Smith performing Horses, Spiritualized, Interpol, Antony & the Johnsons, OMD, Mineral, Brand New, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, Shabazz Palaces, Kevin Morby, Ought, Disappears, Pharmakon, Baxter Dury, Death From Above 1979, Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Swans, Iceage, the Juan MacLean, Dan Deacon, Viet Cong, Sun Kil Moon, Antony, Hiss Golden Messenger, Fucked Up, Kelela, Ariel Pink, Voivod, Electric Wizard, Mikal Cronin, alt-J, Sunn O))), the Thurston Moore Band, Underworld (performing dubnobasswithmyheadman), Pallbearer, Tobias Jesso Jr., American Football, Jon Hopkins, DIIV, Caribou, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Brightest Diamond, HEALTH, Babes in Toyland, Thee Oh Sees, Single Mothers, Ex Hex, Shellac and Twerps. Full line-up is below.
The above photo of an alleged 2015 Primavera Sound music festival lineup is making the rounds. It claims Aphex Twin, who announced a new EP today, will finally take the stage again along with an amazing list of performers. If it's fake, which it probably is, it's a great fake because artist count and "Sleafor Mods" typo aside, it's somewhat believable and would be awesome. Most awesome of all would be the part that says "Cocteau Twins" who broke up in 1997 and haven't been heard from again (though they almost reunited in 2005 but then cancelled it).
Curious, we reached out to Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde for an answer. We were hoping of course that he would come back and tell us it was true, or that he couldn't comment. We expected him to just flat out deny it. What we got was sort of none of that. Here's what he said:
Simon Raymonde to BrooklynVegan:Note that he hasn't actually denied it.... Fingers crossed!
Really? I'm in the studio producing an album with The Duke Spirit at the moment so not looking at my phone much I'm afraid so I've managed to avoid this particular rumour so far!
There can't be many more bands left to reform can there, so I guess we are ripe for these kinda spoofs? I recently freaked out when I got an alert from my Bandsintown app telling me "Talking Heads are playing soon". It was sadly just a poetry night with the band name as the subtitle for the evening's entertainment. Crushing disappointment. So I can only imagine the potential anxiety level for our lovely loyal fans who will always yearn for our reunion even though they all understand it is as unlikely as a veteran Michael Gira performing a nightly residency at The Aladdin in Las Vegas. (A few of us might pay to see that though!)
Meanwhile, Primavera Sound (which happens May 28-30 in Barcelona) has confirmed that both Ride and The Strokes will be playing. We'll have to wait for the official announcement to find out who else on that poster will really be there.
Simon Raymonde, who continues to run the label Bella Union that he co-founded with Robin Guthrie, released his own music as Snowbird in 2014.
Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.
Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...
You may want to act quick -- it's their only US date announced and it looks like UK tickets went pretty fast.
Fans of '90s shoegaze may want to know the Swervedriver shows go on sale today at noon too.
by Bill Pearis
Ride in 2014
As mentioned, Ride's reunion (all four original members) is in full effect, with 2015 shows at Primavera Sound in Spain, NYC's Terminal 5 on June 4, and more. Tickets for the NYC show are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public at noon on Friday (11/21).
If this all seemed to happen fast -- Andy Bell's band Beady Eye announced their breakup (which seemed to precipitate things) less than a month ago -- it's actually been in the works for a while. Mark Gardener, who sang lead on songs like "Twisterella," "Kaleidescope" and "Chelsea Girl, sat down with Drowned in Sound for an extensive interview about reforming:
When The Stone Roses got back together I remember thinking maybe we should do it. For a good few years after we split in 1996 I thought that was it for Ride. I pretty much disbanded my entire live rig. I sold a couple of guitars to Andy actually. At that point I was solely concentrating on studio work such as production and mixing. I also love doing soundtrack work which I've gone on to do. But at the same time I've also missed that feeling of playing live. I've missed the guys. We've got on great for years. It feels like completely the right time to do this now. We're really buzzing about it. We want to do it but I also think a lot of people have demanded it in a way too. We are aware of that. Especially in this day and age with social media and stuff. I think you'd have to be living in a hole to not be aware of it!Gardener also said that Ride's setlist will mainly focus on early EPs and the first two albums, and there are no immediate plans to write new material, but they're not ruling it out.
Meanwhile, Ride have put up remastered versions of most of their videos on their YouTube page (including some that haven't been seen in a while). Refamiliarize yourself with them below...
Well that didn't take long. Earlier today, a Ride reunion was teased and now it's officially been announced that the legendary shoegazers will bless us with their first shows since their 1996 breakup in 2015! As speculated, they will in fact play Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival (with The Strokes and more TBA) and they've also announced two North American dates so far, one of which is at NYC's Terminal 5 on June 4 (same place fellow reunited shoegazers Slowdive just played). Tickets will be on sale soon.
Check out the full list of reunion dates (via Pitchfork) and listen to Ride's classic 1990 debut Nowhere and 1992's sophomore LP Going Blank Again...
by Bill Pearis
When news broke that Beady Eye had called it quits (yes, it was sad), I pondered aloud if this closing door could be the opening of another leading to a Ride reunion. (Ride's Andy Bell played guitar for Beady Eye and bass for Oasis before that.) Still no official word, but Dangerous Minds points out that evidence to that possibility just appeared plastered across a building in Barcelona, Spain as you can see above. That photo was posted on Creation Records (the band's old UK label) facebook this morning. Barcelona, of course, is the home of the Primavera Sound festival where Ride's Creation Records labelmates and fellow '90s shoegazers Slowdive began their second act this year.
The only announced act so far for Primavera Sound 2015 is The Strokes.