Ritual Talk is a psychedelic indie rock band based in Brooklyn, NY.



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w/ Future Generations
Fairfield, CT

Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Sprout Music Collective
w/ Dry Reef
West Chester, PA

House Show
w/ Ackerman
Baltimore, MD

UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA


Earth Dage 2: Electric Boogaloo
Binghamton, NY

Middle East (Upstairs)
w/ Auguste and Alden

 Artwork: Dan Criblez

Artwork: Dan Criblez

 Photo: Leo Mascaro

Photo: Leo Mascaro

 Photo: Leo Mascaro

Photo: Leo Mascaro



For "More Than I Can Mention"

    We All Want Someone To Shout For
    The Deli NYC
    Xune Mag
    Come Here Floyd

For "Rippled Glass"

    Baeble Music
    Imperfect Fifth

For "Dancing Still"

    All Things Go

For "Sense"

    Impose Magazine
    The Deli NYC

For "Help, I've Been Dreaming"

     The Wild Honey Pie
     The Deli NYC
     VENTS Magazine


    HIGHLARK - 12/19/17
    New Stand - 8/20/17
    VENTS Magazine - 7/24/17

One of the first questions Ritual Talk gets is usually one of the hardest questions to answer: what do you sound like? In a world that favors boxes and binaries, they are dubbed โ€œpsychedelic indie rockโ€. And there are certainly moments in the music that fit that bill to a tee, capturing both the headiness and the fervor of the genre. However, like a cold ice cream cone on a warm day, those moments donโ€™t last forever. People walk away hearing influences from Grizzly Bear to Marvin Gaye to CSN&Y to Dirty Projectors, but ultimately, the Brooklyn outfit's lush instrumentation and exploratory vocal arrangements tinge each song with an unmistakable color, on and off the stage.


 Photo: Marisa Chafetz

Photo: Marisa Chafetz

Then comes some variation of: what are your songs about? Where does your inspiration come from? What do you write about? Luckily, the answers to these are somewhat more straightforward. Alex DeSimine (vocals, guitar) is the primary songwriter in the band, and has been writing songs for as long as he can remember. He got a $30 bright blue acoustic guitar when he was thirteen and started putting music to words heโ€™d written on long car rides to Grandmaโ€™s. The craftsmanship has grown, though the adolescent adoration for expression through music has not left. Writing a song is catharsis to him - the only way he can make sense of his own jumbled mind. These songs represent the ironing out of issues: social, emotional, philosophical - anything that needs sorting out, and some things that just need air. He still plays that guitar today.


 Photo: Marisa Chafetz

Photo: Marisa Chafetz

The next question is usually an even harder one to answer: how long have you been playing together? By the time Alex and Alex Tremitiere (bass, vocals) moved in together, they had been playing together for almost ten years. Tom Criblez (drums, vocals) moved in at the same time, but only really got to know his new roommates on that first couch they shared. TJ Alcala (keys, vocals) started dating one Alex after meeting the other at college in the Bronx and playing guitar with the two of them. It wasnโ€™t until he returned from two years back home in Texas that he took on a new role behind the keys. Dylan Gleit (guitar, percussion, vocals) had played with both Tom and Alex Tremitiere for a while in different projects before heading south for college. As soon as he moved back to New York, he climbed right back aboard and Ritual Talk was unofficially born.


However, it wasnโ€™t until another year later that the name found its way to their music. Another big move to Bushwick, some new recordings, and a fresh live show featuring all five members singing garnered a new level of excitement - from both sides of the stage - and led to solidifying this energy under the name Ritual Talk. Stream "Rippled Glass", their debut EP on Spotify now, and be sure to catch some of that energy on the road later this year.