With years of reunion gigs under their belts, Ride head back to the studio.
Shoegaze pioneers Ride announced at the end of 2016 that they were recording their first album in 20 years. That album will be released this summer, but we now have the first taste of what’s to come with new track ‘Charm Assault’.
The record stays true to form, which is what what we should expect as the album will be mixed by the band’s frequent collaborator Alan Moulder, who mixed their iconic album Nowhere. DJ Erol Alkan, who initially broke the news, is on production duties.
“‘Charm Assault’ is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country,” Ride frontman Andy Bell tells Pitchfork. “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.”
Check out the track below.