Ringo Deathstarr – Rip
FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS!
Tonight is Austin’s terribly-named but still fun Ringo Deathstarr.
It’s right there in the track up top’s title: they are intent on plundering the shoegaze/Creation/C86 noise-pop of the 80’s and 90’s for influence. The usual suspects – MBV, JAMC, et al – are all present and accounted for, in a way that is maybe closer to “plagiarism” than “homage”.
But these kids do it with such knowingly-impish good spirit (plus, I am a sucker for that style) that I can’t fault them too much.
Ringo Deathstarr – Tambourine Girl
This melody on this one is a dead ringer for a Primitives song:
Ringo Deathstarr – So High
And this is their Slowdive one:
Ringo Deathstarr – Summertime