Ricky Eat Acid’s “Nice to See You” Is A True Banger

On the second teaser from his upcoming Talk to You Soon, Sam Ray digs deeper into his bag of tricks.

Ricky Eat Acid’s “Nice to See You” Is A True Banger Landon Speers

The fact that you can't chain producer Sam Ray's Ricky Eat Acid project to the wrist of his contemporaries can be as infuriating as it is wondrous. While many were first drawn to him by the fragile ambience of 2014's haunting Three Love Songs, his newest REA track, "Nice to See You," sounds like it's coming from an altogether different palette.

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The second single off his new full-length, "Nice to See You" darts between passages of celestial strings, lithium-dulled vocal samples, and a dubstep-like build. Its only through-line sounds are a buzzy bassline and a two-beat drum loop, and there's a tender melody featuring vocals from Spencer Radcliffe of Blithe Field and Caroline White of Infinity Crush tucked away near the end. It's a mutating, mechanical, off-kilter party jam. Talk to You Soon is out this month on Terrible Records.

Tour dates:

10/23 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/31 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/04 – Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
11/05 – Madison, WI @ Frequency
11/06 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/07 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega
11/08 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/12 – Boise, ID @ Reef
11/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
11/16 – Bend, OR @ Domino Room
11/17 – San Francisco, CA @ SA Music Hall
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Union

Ricky Eat Acid’s “Nice to See You” Is A True Banger