Ride – Charm Assault
The first album of material from the band Ride in 20 years, is likely one of the band’s very best. Charm Assault (seen/heard here) is just one example of the psychedelic flavored pop-rock (sometimes referred to as shoegaze) that is present on Weather Diaries (June 2017).
Founding members Andy Bell and Mark Gardener have seen Ride through a number of changes, musically, since the band’s inception back in 1988, including the band’s demise, for a time, in 1996. The return of Ride with such an earth-shatteringly wonderful collection of tunes is music to many ears. Weather Diaries has had critical and fan acclaim in the UK and Ride is currently touring in support of the long-player, which includes USA dates starting September 20th in Denver, CO.