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Ride Share “Cali” Video and “Cali (Luke Abbott Remix)”

Weather Diaries Out Now via Wichita

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British shoegazing icons Ride reformed in 2014 and have been touring, and finally released their first new album in 21 years, Weather Diaries, back in June via Wichita. Now they have shared a video for “Cali.” Niall Trask directed the video, which features lots and lots of surfing. They have also shared a remix of “Cali” by Luke Abbott. Watch and listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Ride’s Andy Bell had this to say about the video in a press release: “‘Cali’ is a love song which features imagery of California and the ocean, so a video which features a surfing couple was the perfect fit. What I love about the video is that it avoids some of the retro surf film clichés and stays with a contemporary kind of look. The psychedelic nature of the editing is more in line with the Vaporwave aesthetic than ‘60s psychedelia. What Niall Trask has come up with got an immediate thumbs up from the entire band and is my favorite Ride video to date.”

Trask had this to say: “The video orbits around a bond and passing of time shared by two surfers, Harry and Melodie. I wanted to encapsulate the essence of the song’s story by showing the tender moments of love and connection both in and out of the waves. Much of Ride’s art direction in the past has been wave and surf themed, and for this song in particular it felt right to revisit this theme with a fresh approach.”

Pick up Under the Radar’s Summer 2017 Issue to read our new interview with Ride about Weather Diaries and to check out our exclusive photo shoot with the band.

Previously Ride shared Weather Diaries’ first two singles, 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, and another song from the album, “All I Want,” as well as a 10-minute remix of “All I Want” by GLOK, which is actually Ride’s own Andy Bell, plus the album’s near-six-minute long opening track, “Lannoy Point,” and a video for “All I Want.”

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 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:

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
11/7 - London @ Forum Kentish Town
11/8 - Birmingham @ O2 Institute
11/9 - Bristol @ SWX
11/10 - Leeds @ Beckett Student Union
11/12 - Liverpool @ Academy
11/13 - Newcastle @ Boiler Shop
11/14 - Edinburgh @ Queens Hall

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November 7th 2017

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