OUT 2/8

RIYL: Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Nick Hakim, The Districts

RIYL: Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Nick Hakim, The Districts

Stand-alone single “More Than I Can Mention” snowballs from a single guitar and voice to a cacophony of synth-laden madness in a mere 3 minutes, showcasing Brooklyn band Ritual Talk’s knack for explosive dynamic changes and layered vocals. Already a live favorite, the track was recorded at Studio G in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and was co-produced by Ronnie DiSimone and Ritual Talk. It is their first release on the band’s own Sonosoma Records. This recording signals a sonic growth for the band, in terms of both recording quality and textural experimentation - but this song is as much a headphone song as it is a blast-it-on-an-open-highway-from-your-car-speakers song.


Of the lyrical content, singer and songwriter Alex DeSimine says, “I wrote this song years ago about a friend of mine who was grumpy all the time, no matter what. All things considered, he had a pretty great life, but could never make it out of that funk. But in 2018 it’s taken on a whole new meaning to me. Of course, there are a lot of things in the world, in our country, that give pretty reasonable cause for distress. But I’ve found that in the past year especially, when I’ve let myself sink into the despair that is so easily accessible around me, I quickly spiral deeper without any real gain. So this song has now - in that tricky way songs have - turned back towards me, telling me to keep my own head up when I’m coming down. Funny how that works.”



New single “More Than I Can Mention” comes on the heels of the band’s well-received debut EP Rippled Glass, which premiered in October 2017 on Baeble Music. Other press outlets that have covered Ritual Talk include the Wild Honey Pie, Impose, and All Things Go, drawing comparisons to acts like Tame Impala and Alabama Shakes. The Deli NYC described the band’s sound as “psych, alt-soul.”


Ritual Talk is now seeking a premiere for 2/7 for their new single, “More Than I Can Mention”. The band plays Union Pool on 2/10 to celebrate the release.


For all inquiries, please reach out at talk@ritualtalk.com - hope you enjoy the tune!



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