Ripper’s newest EP A.D. came to my attention via an email from their label Land Ski Records. Their description of Ripper’s sound is what really caught my attention, “…Dead Kennedys, Germs, Sonic Youth, and The Beach Boys”. There’s definitely some Protomartyr-esque post-punk mixed in there as well.
Standout track “On The Curb” (below) is heavy as hell and the chorus reminds me (somewhat) of pre slap-bass, 80’s era, Suicidal Tendencies. The entire EP makes me want to blow the dust off my skateboard and go thrash some curbs with it blaring in my ears.
A.D. is out now on cassette and digitally through Land Ski Records and Lawn Chair Records. Enjoy!
Ripper – On The Curb from A.D. (2015)