Ride unveil new single “Pulsar”

by the partae


New single out now on Wichita Recordings

Shoegaze legends Ride have unveiled hypnotic new single “Pulsar” ahead of their eagerly anticipated performance at Pitchfork Festival, Paris. Currently touring critically acclaimed album Weather Diaries (out now on Wichita Recordings via [PIAS]), the quick unveiling of more new material in the shape of “Pulsar” is sure to delight the legions of fans who rapturously welcomed Ride back after a twenty-year hiatus. Built on a mesmerising beat, and signature walls of swooping, fuzzed-out guitars, “Pulsar” sees Ride reunited once again with Erol Alkan, the legendary DJ, producer and remixer who produced Weather Diaries.

Ride’s Loz Colbert says: “‘Pulsar’ reimagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the 60’s instrumental ’Telstar’ in name and theme; and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return. The band all contributed to make the song what it is, and it all really came together in the studio when we worked with Erol Alkan once again, following on from the success of the ‘Weather Diaries’ sessions.

Weather Diaries is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s and was greeted by a raft of critical and fan acclaim on its release in June 2017. It reunited the band with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic MonkeysThe Smashing PumpkinsThe Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album Nowhere and produced it’s follow up Going Blank Again. It also sees Ride once again working with Wichita Records’ Dick Green and Mark Bowen, who worked with the band during their early years on Creation Records.

“Pulsar” by Ride is out now on Wichita Recordings via [PIAS] Get it now: https://Inertia.lnk.to/Ride_Pulsar

Weather Diaries by Ride is out now on Wichita Recordings via [PIAS] Get it now: https://Inertia.lnk.to/WeatherDiaries


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