Ritual Howls continue their preparations for Rendered Armor, their fourth and most ambitious LP to date. Due out on March 22nd via Felte, the album is eight tracks of deeply cinematic, powerful post-punk, invoking the psychedelic heavyweights of the Leeds-era greats as well as the haunting scores of Ennio Morricone.
The band has just released a new video for lead single “Alone Together,” created by Kirill Slavin. Watch below:
The video matches the song’s psychedelic and pictorial nature, derived mainly of footage from short film Witch Zombies & The Lightbox Rave. Hues of blues and deep purples underscore a nefarious narrative, supplementing the sinister undercurrent of the track.
As mentioned previously, Rendered Armor comes in a variety of formats, some of which include a hardbound book of all Ritual Howls lyrics and rare photos. The band are also joining The Faint on the road for a series of tour dates in late summer. Full list of dates below:
- 04.13 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Record Release)
- 07.27 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
- 07.29 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
- 07.30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
- 07.31 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
- 08.02 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *
- 08.03 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
- 08.04 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
- 08.05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Get Hip Records
- 08.06 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
- 08.07 Detroit, MI @ El Club *
- 08.09 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
- 08.10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II (Downstairs) *
- 08.12 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
- 08.13 Kansas City, KS @ Madrid Theatre *
- 08.15 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live *
- 08.16 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn *
- 10.04 – 05 Tampa Bay, FL @ Absolution Festival
*w/ The Faint, Closeness
Photo by Vinnie Massimino.