Rip Room Sign To Spartan Records & Release “Complication” As A Free Download

In a time of digital polish and studio patchwork, it has become increasingly rare to hear a record that captures the lightning-in-a-bottle dynamics of a live performance. Music continues to fill our queues, but it feels less and less human, so when a record breaks through the static, it can be a revelation. From San Francisco, Rip Room has emerged with a charismatic and alluringly unpredictable debut full-length record, Alight and Resound, that will be released in 2022 via Spartan Records. Twelve pulsing songs that harken back to better musical times while somehow embracing the relevance of the moment. Think Unwound, Sleater-Kinney and Fugazi, propulsive rhythms and piercing lyrics, but with a sense of buoyancy. Ahead of the album’s release the band have released the track Complication as a free download

“I wanted to be in a fun, high-energy band, but with a math-y, prog edge. We’re always looking to capture our live sound, and with this record, we wanted that plus a little more to emphasize some ideas or sonic feelings. The subject matter is pretty heavy, but the execution is sometimes a bit more lighthearted and dance-y which I think balances it out well. Our sound was once described as ‘dance music for people who don’t like to dance,’ which I don’t agree with, I’d say it’s ‘dance music for people who like to dance but are also bummed out’.”

You can download Complication for free here