Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Austin, Texas trio Ringo Deathstarr has been creating waves on the live front for quite some time now. The name alone sticks in your head like Crazy Glue, and their combination of head-splitting volume and short, energy-filled, enthralling performances, has become the currency of indie-rock bragging rights for those who have caught them at their best. Thus far, this combination has secured them countless spots over the last few years at SXSW, as well as supporting slots for the likes of the now defunct Voxtrot, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, and The Dandy Warhols.
"Imagine Hearts," the opening track on their latest album, Colour Trip, recalls the glory days of noise-pop, giving current shoegaze-loving kids a glimpse at what inspired most of the bands they love today. There is definitely some of what made My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain wonderful in the background, but the added energy muddles that familiar sound into something new and truly exciting.
Listen and download below, and grab yourself a copy of Colour Trip here, folks. We should be hearing much more about them in the very near future.