The Ritualists are an NYC based post-punk glam band with some psychedelic new wave flare. Their biggest influences include Bowie, T. Rex, Suede, the Velvet Underground, and other similar artists. They have long been popular in the New York City underground scene, but are gaining some more mainstream traction since grabbing the attention of record label, Out of Line Music. Since signing with the label, they have been working tirelessly in the studio to bring to life their debut album, “Painted People”.
This long awaited “Painted People” album, released on August 2nd, did not disappoint. The blaring synthesizers, ranging from spacey ethereal waves to driving riffs, are immediately introduced as a crucial foundation of emotional of the album. The bright melodic basslines in conjunction with the vibrant guitar and powerful vocals carry you away to this dreamlike world you won’t be able to get enough of. With a very talented group of musicians and a growing base of adoring fans, The Ritualists have got a good momentum going. They don’t plan on slowing down any time soon.
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Written by Wes Spaulding