To some extent, it's very reassuring to see how many emerging bands in this city are still inspired by the sound of post-punk, a musical wave that developed the DIY attitude of the punk musical revolution in a more creative direction. Brooklyn's RIPS, whose debut, upcoming album was produced by Austin Brown of NYC post punk masters Parquet Court, has two singles available for streaming, and they showcase a band with solid potential. Speedy track "Delay,' in particular, with its intriguing blend of guitars and a bass line that's a pop gem by itself, boasts both attitude and good songwriting chops, while 'Losing II' is a simpler track that sounds like a homage to seminal NYC legends like the Velvet Underground and Television, artists that in many ways anticipated the post punk movement. RIPS is scheduled to play Trans-Pecos on November 5th.
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!