Published Jun 15, 2017Following a long string of teaser tracks, Ride's anticipated comeback album Weather Diaries is here. Yes, down below you can stream the shoegaze vets' first album in over two decades.
Weather Diaries was mixed by Alan Moulder and produced by DJ Erol Alkan, with Ride frontman Andy Bell initially describing the album as "equal parts Motörhead and William Basinski."
Recently speaking to Exclaim!, Bell explained how the album came to be following the group's initial 2014 reunion.
"It didn't really hit me that there was an audience until we started playing gigs again, so it definitely wasn't a priority," Bell tells Exclaim! "In the beginning it was about doing a few weeks of shows. Then it became about all of the gigs that we were offered. The three weeks turned into eight months. It didn't feel like it was a done deal that we were gonna make an album at all. By the time the shows had finished, we had a few ideas — we couldn't help ourselves. Instead of soundchecking on some dates during the reunion, we'd just jam and record the results. And then some of those ideas made it onto the record, actually."
Weather Diaries is out now through Wichita Recordings, and you can fully dive in below.