Ride Announce New Album, Share “Charm Assault” Video

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita, Video Co-Directed by Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe

Mar 23, 2017
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British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring. They announced back in December that they were working on a new album and last month they shared its first two singles (and their first new songs in 21 years), the straight up rocker "Charm Assault" and the dreamier "Home Is a Feeling." Now they have officially announced the album and shared a video for "Charm Assault." The album is titled Weather Diaries and is due out June 16 via Wichita. Erol Alkan (Klaxons, Mystery Jets, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve) produced the new album, which was mixed by Alan Moulder (who also mixed Ride's classic debut album, Nowhere, and produced their Going Blank Again).

The "Charm Assault" video is a very psychedelic clip that superimposes stock footage with hard to see images of the band and their logo. It's then, perhaps, not fully surprising that the video was co-directed by Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, along with Jean de Oliveira. Watch it below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Ride's upcoming tour dates.

Ride haven't released a new studio album since 1996's Tarantula, which was put out after the band split up and was poorly received. The quartet's original run lasted from 1988 to 1996 and included four studio albums (Nowhere, Going Blank Again, Carnival of Light, and Tarantula). In 2015 they also released Nowhere25, a 25th anniversary reissue of their 1990-released debut album Nowhere. A few years ago we interviewed Ride's Mark Gardener and Andy Bell about Nowhere and you can read that article here. And then in 2015 in another interview we did with Gardener he went through Nowhere track-by-track and you can read that here.

Weather Diaries Tracklist:

01 Lannoy Point
02 Charm Assault
03 All I Want
04 Home Is a Feeling
05 Weather Diaries
06 Rocket Silver Symphony
07 Lateral Alice
08 Cali
09 Integration Tape
10 Impermanence
11 White Sands 

Ride Tour Dates:

European Dates:

03/12 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Limelight
03/22 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
03/24 Glasgow, Scotland - Glasgow Barrowland (6 Music Festival)
07/13-16 Benicàssim, Spain - Festival Internacional de Benicàssim

North American Dates:

07/16 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall 
07/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale  
07/20 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5  
07/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA  
07/23 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I 

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