Rye Pines are excited to announce the upcoming release of Dead Ocean, the Boston based duo’s new EP set for release on February 17th via Bob Records (Krill, Boytoy, Gin War). The band, comprised of Edward Maguire (guitar/vocals) and Alex Page (drums), premiered the EP’s first single “Atlantic Ascent” on Stereogum, who noted:
“Clocking in at just a minute-and-a-half, “Atlantic Ascent” is over just as quickly as it begins. But Rye Pines do a lot with that time, constructing a guitar line that snakes around mechanical drumming with a salt-encrusted buoyancy, lifting Edward Maguire’s voice to gravelly new heights. “Oh, the northeast: grey gulls and the bitter breeze” the track begins, painting a vivid picture of dark skies and choppy waves.”
Dead Ocean is the follow up to last year’s full length debut A Portrait of Dissonance as a Young Man, an album that Stereogum called “a masterful debut” and local tastemakersAllston Pudding named #10 in their “Top 50 Albums of 2014”. Dead Ocean marks a change for Rye Pines though as the songs are the first to be written together as a duo and the results find the band sounding bigger than ever with a wavering diversity that hones in on their songs vivid imagery. The band will be playing shows throughout the country this Spring in support of the EP.
The band will celebrate their album release show on February 17th at The Middle East (Upstairs) in Cambridge, MA with support from Nice Guys, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, and Something Sneaky.
STREAM RYE PINES’ “ATLANTIC ASCENT” VIA STEREOGUM: