Honestly, for taking a 20 year smoke break and returning to the scene of the crime after it has been picked apart by children who haven’t understood how to fully operate the machine, they seem to be reanimating the beautiful corpse they left behind nearly 20 years ago. Man this generation was pretty much the last dregs of being for fucking real. I’m younger these grandpas by quite a shot, but I can tell when someone is doing something for the right reasons, and sure needing to pay for shit is a pretty good motivator, but why rake yourselves over the coals after you’ve achieved the artistic heights RIDE has, you only seek to damage your legacy if you don’t find your vibe again, but lucky for these dudes, I don’t think they ever left the fucking Zone for those who caught them on their reunion tour, it was a fucking blast to see them lay the haze on thick as fuck.
“Charm Assault” is taken from Ride’s forthcoming album, Weather Diaries, due to be released on the 16th June 2017 by Wichita Recordings. The album was produced by Erol Alkan and mixed by the band’s longtime collaborator, Alan Moulder.
Andy Bell says “Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we’d kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one.”
Another small taste of the past: