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Listen: Ride - “All I Want”

Weather Diaries Due Out June 16 via Wichita

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British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and are releasing a new album, Weather Diaries, on June 16 via Wichita. Previously 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.” They also shared a video for “Charm Assault” that was co-directed by Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, along with Jean de Oliveira. Now the band has shared another song from the album, “All I Want.” It’s maybe the most modern sounding of the three songs shared from the album thus far, thanks to its electronic flourishes. Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Ride’s Andy Bell had this to say about the song in a press release: “The day we recorded ‘All I Want,’ Theresa May had announced that her government would be making firms list their foreign workers. As it turned out that never happened because of the outcry about it, but that was the origin of the line comparing the U.K. to 1930’s Germany. It’s not like Ride are ‘going political’ it’s more that the current state of the U.K. is so terrible that we could not avoid writing about it when we were writing lyrics for the album.”

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).

Ride’s Laurence “Loz” Colbert had this to add about the “All I Want”: “For the drums on ‘All I Want,’ Erol and I sat down and went through every beat of a seven-minute improvised drum take, which we edited to create the finished arrangement. It was a very liberating experience! And one I would love to repeat, as there is something special about those first musical reactions to things.”

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.

Ride Tour Dates:

6/10 - Adalen, Denmark @ Northside Festival
6/22 - 6/25 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury - SOLD OUT
7/8 - Ile du Gaou, France @ Pointu Festival - Free Entry
7/10 - Oxford, UK @ New Theatre
7/11 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
07/13-16 - Benicàssim, Spain - Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
7/13 - 7/16 - Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival
7/16 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
7/19 - Boston, MA @ Royale
7/20 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
7/23 - Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
8/10 - 8/13 - Castelbuono, Italy @ Ypsigrock Festival
8/17 - 8/20 - Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
9/20 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/21 - SLC, UT @ Metro Music Hall
9/23 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/24 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
9/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/29 - Hollywood, CA @ Masonic Lodge
10/2 - Mexico City, MEX @ Plaza Condesa
11/2 - 11/4 - Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
12/16 - Glasgow, UK @ Hydro (with Mogwai)

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