Brooklyn-based, psychedelic indie rock band, RitualTalk, announce their debut EP, Rippled Glass, due out in September 2017. The EP was recorded in several places – 4 out of 5 of the drum tracks were produced in Philly, vibraphone and cello were recorded at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with Jack Hallenbeck (Scott James, OSHUN) and nearly everything else was produced and recorded in the band’s apartment in NYC. The EP was mixed by Chris Shaw (Modest Mouse, Wilco) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Yeasayer, Chairlift).
Yesterday, The Wild Honey Pie premiered the band’s lead single and video, “Help, I’ve Been Dreaming”. Watch here. The track is a woozy encapsulation of the hesitant feeling of being alone after ending a long-term relationship. Major chords and polyrhythmic structure display the emotional aloofness show through the lyrical narrative. Opening track, “Sense,” is a slow burner that tells the personal story of needing to cultivate one’s own path from a singular perspective. The track features pulsating synths, heavy vocal harmonies and fuzzy guitar. (It’s the stoner-rock track of the EP, of sorts).
Primary songwriter, Alex DeSimine (vox, guitar, keys), began writing music in his adolescence as a means of sorting out a jumbled mind. The band came to fruition when DeSimine moved in with bassist, Alex Tremitere and drummer, Tom Criblez, and elicited the help of Dylan Gleit (guitar, vox), who previously performed with Criblez and Tremitere, and TJ Alcala (keys, vox). The band’s distinct vocal layers, with all five members signing live, added a new level of excitement to their live set.
07/14 – Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, NY 07/20 – American Beauty – New York, NY 08/04 – Pianos – New York, NY 08/05 – Jones Beach Bandshell – Long Island, NY