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Ride Share New Song “Clouds of Saint Marie”

This Is Not a Safe Place Due Out This Friday via Wichita

Aug 13, 2019
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British shoegazing icons Ride are releasing a new album, This Is Not a Safe Place, this Friday (August 16) via Wichita. Now they have shared the third single from the album, "Clouds of Saint Marie," which leans into dream pop and is likely the final pre-release single from the album. Listen below.

Previously Ride shared the album's first single, "Future Love" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared another song from the album, "Repetition," which had a bit of an '80s vibe to it and was also one of our Songs of the Week.

Ride reformed in 2014 to do some touring and finally released their first new album in 21 years, Weather Diaries, in 2017 via Wichita. That was followed by the 2018 EP, Tomorrow's Shore. As with those two releases, Erol Alkan produced This Is Not a Safe Place. Alan Moulder mixed the album, the fourth Ride album he has mixed. The band came together at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. A previous press release said the band were influenced by "the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at London's Barbican Centre and the post-punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, for an album rich in their trademark shoegaze atmosphere, whilst simultaneously sounding rejuvenated and creatively ambitious."

Read our 2017 interview with Ride about Weather Diaries.

Until Weather Diaries Ride hadn'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.

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