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Tomorrow’s Shore EP


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Their second reunion well underway, Ride is back yet again with new music. The shoegaze pioneers put out a new record last year in the form of the New Wave-tinged LP, Weather Diaries. Their first studio album in 21 years, Weather Diaries restored Ride’s status as heavyweights in the genre: a sparkling record, long-awaited for fans new and old. Following up with an EP, then, seems like a move for a band playing the long-game. Tomorrow’s Shore is being released 30 years after the band’s genesis, and it plays like one of the most ethereal Ride productions yet. This is partially because the EP shows the band exploring a new facet of their sound.

At four tracks long, Tomorrow’s Shore represents a snapshot of a new direction for Ride“Keep It Surreal” features fuzzy guitar effects and droning solos, while “Cold Water People” sounds like an amalgamation of ‘60s folk influences and psychedelic production characteristics. “Catch You Dreaming” is one of the most out-of-body Ride songs available: an oozing,‘80s-era soundscape complete with reverb and a circuitous fadeout.

If Weather Diaries was anything to go by, fans can expect another Ride tour sometime soon, perhaps even another album. One thing is for sure: the group looks to be entering a new domain. (www.thebandride.com)

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