Rips Debut “Malibu Entropy,” A Very New York-Sounding Take On Summertime Psych

The Brooklyn rock band’s long-time-coming debut LP comes out June 16.

April 20, 2017
Rips Debut “Malibu Entropy,” A Very New York-Sounding Take On Summertime Psych Rips   photo by Bono Melendrez

Brooklyn rock band Rips has been impressing local crowds for a while now, having played a ton of shows across the city since forming in 2013. Their self-titled full-length debut, produced by Austin Brown from Parquet Courts, has a good four years' worth of anticipation on its heels. Latest single "Malibu Entropy," debuting below, proves that patience is indeed a virtue.

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The song's title is a perfect sum-up of its essence: part brooding surf rock, part neo-no wave. There's some shoegazing white noise underneath the hook's lofty sighs, too, which complicates the summery, psychedelic hues. It’s a theme song for the changing season, a vision of sunny Malibu as seen through the eyes of New York punks.

"‘Malibu Entropy’ is a song we wrote to move away from our typical writing style," Rips said in an email to The FADER. "We all needed something different at the time. The song itself is about feeling stuck in a routine, and writing this one was our first step toward breaking that cycle."

Rips is out June 16 on Faux Discx.
Tour dates:

4/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Well
4/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Baird Atrium Mansion
4/23 - Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel Arts Collective
4/24 - Providence, RI @ AS220
4/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
4/29 - Purchase, NY @ Culture Shock Side Stage
5/12 - New York, NY @ Berlin
7/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (record release)

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