30 years is a long time to stare at your footwear, but now that they’re back, ace “shoegazers” Ride don’t appear to be planning on quitting any time soon.
Having released their first new album in 20 years back in June (Weather Diaries), they’ve just dropped a new non-album song overnight – and it’s brilliant!
Slightly reminiscent of MGMT’s early stuff, once Pulsar gets going it’s a collision of oomba-oomba synth rhythms with Ride’s glorious classic fuzzy wall of guitar swirl.
Drummer Loz had this to say about the track: “Pulsar re-imagines old organ samples, transmissions from space, effects, heavy beats and pulsing chords. The song title tips its head to the ’60s instrumental Telstar in name and theme, and the idea was to come up with some kind of ‘space anthem’ about light, existence, travel and return.”
Anyway, here it is – do enjoy…