Ride's first new album in 20 years, Weather Diaries, is out next week and they've just shared its opening cut, "Lannoy Point." Ride have always been good at kicking off a record right (see "Leave Them All Behind" and "Seagull") and it's no different here, slowly building, with nicely pulsing keyboards, before going gloriously widescreen. Says bassist Steve Queralt, "'Lannoy Point' is the result of going synth shopping in the States. I found an old Poly 61 exactly the same as the one I had when I was very young and the backing track is the sound of my bank account emptying as I shipped it back to London."

Those signature, soaring Ride harmonies are all over this cyclical song that eschews verse-chorus-verse format. It's probably the best song on the album, and you can listen below.

Ride will be hosting free Weather Diaries listening events in record stores all over North America on June 15, and in NYC it's at Rough Trade (4 PM). A full list of listening party locations is below.

You can catch Ride on tour later this year, including Brooklyn Steel on July 20 with Froth opening. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.


Ride - North American Premiere Listening Events:
Amoeba - San Francisco, CA (6:00 PM)
Atom Heart - Montreal , Canada
Attic Records - Pittsburgh, PA
Bull City - Durham, NC
Cactus Music - Houston, TX (8:00 PM)
Dearborn Music - Dearborn, MI (6:00 PM)
Dimple Records - Sacramento, CA (6:00 PM)
Down In The Valley - Minneapolis, MN
Econo Jam - Oakland, CA (4:00 PM)
End of an Ear - Austin, TX (6:00 PM)
Everyday Music - Portland, OR (Noon & 5:00 PM)
Fingerprints - Long Beach, CA (6:00 PM)
Good Records - Dallas, TX (7:00 PM)
Grimey's - Nashville, TN
Guestroom Records - Louisville, KY
Indy CD & Vinyl - Indianapolis, IN
Jackpot Records - Portland, OR (5:00 PM)
Juke Records - Pittsburgh, PA (5:00 PM)
Landlocked Music - Bloomington, IN (6:00 PM)
Luna Music - Indianapolis, IN
MadCity Music - Madison, WI
Magnolia Records - Knoxville, TN
Main Street Music - Philadelphia, PA
M-Theory Records - San Diego, CA (5:00 PM)
Music Millennium - Portland, OR (7:00 PM)
Music Saves - Cleveland, OH
Neptoon Records - Vancouver, Canada
Park Ave - Orlando, FL (7:00 PM)
Reckless Records - Chicago, IL
Record Per Minute - Columbus, OH (5:00 PM)
Repo Records - Philadelphia, PA (4:00 PM)
Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY (4:00 PM)
Silver Platters - Seattle/Bellevue/Lynnwood (6:00 PM)
Sloth Records - Calgary, Canada
Sonic Boom - Toronto, Canada
Sonic Boom - Seattle, WA (6:00 PM)
Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD (8:00 PM)
Stinkweeds - Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
Sweat - Miami, FL
Used Kids Records - Columbus, OH
Waterloo Records - Austin, TX (1:00 PM)
Zia Record Exchange - Tempe, AZ (6:00 PM)

Ride - 2017 Tour Dates
Jun 12 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Jun 19 Rough Trade East London, United Kingdom
Jun 20 Fopp Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
Jun 21 Glastonbury Pilton, United Kingdom
Jul 10 New Theatre Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
Jul 11 O2 Ritz Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 13 Festival Internacional de Benicassim Benicàssim, Spain
Jul 14 Latitude Festival Southwold, United Kingdom
Jul 16 Pitchfork Festival Chicago, IL
Jul 17 Massey Hall Toronto, Canada
Jul 19 Royale Boston, MA
Jul 20 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Jul 22 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Jul 23 Sixth & I Washington, DC
Jul 28 XOYO London, United Kingdom
Aug 17 Green Man Festival Wales, United Kingdom
Sep 20 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO Presale
Sep 21 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 23 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Sep 24 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Sep 26 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Sep 29 Masonic Lodge Los Angeles, CA
Oct 02 Plaza Condesa Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
Nov 02 Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Paris, France
Nov 07 O2 Forum Kentish Town London, United Kingdom
Nov 08 O2 Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 09 SWX Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 10 Beckett Student Union Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 12 O2 Academy 1 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 13 Boiler Shop Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nov 14 Queens Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dec 16 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom

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