Brooklyn’s WRITER is brothers James and Andy Ralph. The band announced today the release of their sophomore album Principle Web, out on April 8th via Small Plates Records. Along with the album news, the band have shared the first single, “Mosquito Bitten.”
The new album is the followup to their debut record Brotherface, released on UK label 3 Syllables. It’s a fuzz laden, seismic registering, teeth gritting, fist clenching 10 song record. Brooklyn Vegan announced its release as a record “loaded with dense, gritty, anthemic songs”. For Principle Web, the brothers reunited with childhood compadre and multi-instrumentalist-shredder, Joshua Greco and together they recorded a neo-grunge series of interlacing song-stories.
WRITER has taken the Ralphs all over the country and they’ve gone on tour with bands like Os Mutantes, Cults, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, Tape Deck Mountain, Heartless Bastards and Guards. And while their early work brought forth visions of mermaids, highways and pretty Californian girls, their sound has developed a layer of dirt so thick you can feel it. Months of touring, taking risks on different rooms and varied sound guys, playing alongside experimental noise bands has given WRITER a newfound confidence but also a newfound freedom, making their performances as exuberant in a brand new, giant venue as it is in a brownstone basement. 2016 will bring more touring for the band.
2/10 @ Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY