words by tom johnson
The latest track to be lifted from Rips new self-titled debut album, due out later this summer via Faux Discx, and produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, “Delay“finds NYC’s Rips in suitably vociferous mood, that solid concoction of drums, guitars, and bass ripping (pun intended) through three-and-a-half minutes of foggy rock and roll.
A moodier affair than the album’s lead track, “Malibu Entropy”, which arrived via The Fader last month, “Delay” takes a chunk of that Parquet Courts connection and embeds it in to the band’s own somewhat sludgier blueprint. Led by a simmering bass line, that bubbles like a weighty undercurrent throughout, the track is most pertinently informed by the prickly vocals that leap in to focus at varying points, flipping between inattentive languidness and something altogether more insistent.
Another thrilling ride from one of the summer’s most longed-for full-lengths, you can stream “Delay” below right now; the full record arrives on June 16th.