Brooklyn’s WRITER is brothers James and Andy Ralph. The band will release their sophomore album Principle Web on April 8th via Small Plates Records. Today, Pancakes and Whiskey gave us another taste of the album, premiering single “Neighborly”.
WRITER are also happy to announce they will play an album release show on Saturday, April 9th at NYC‘s Berlin. See below for more details.
The band have previously shared their first single, “Mosquito Bitten,” at Paper Magazine, who said it “hits the sweet spot between the languid crawl of early Pavement and the nourishing fuzz of Dinosaur Jr., but with a melody strong enough to ward off accusations of being a nostalgia act.” Listen to the song here.
WRITER has taken the Ralphs all over the country and they’ve gone on tour with bands like Os Mutantes, Cults, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Tape Deck Mountain, Heartless Bastards and Guards. And while their early work brought forth visions of mermaids, highways and pretty Californian girls, their sound has developed a layer of dirt so thick you can feel it. Months of touring, taking risks on different rooms and varied sound guys, playing alongside experimental noise bands has given WRITER a newfound confidence but also a newfound freedom, making their performances as exuberant in a brand new, giant venue as it is in a brownstone basement. 2016 will bring more touring for the band.