Remember that review of Red Ribbon's "Idiot Orange" that appeared on Slog in late August? Well, the same Seattle rock group is about to release another single from their forthcoming, Randall Dunn-produced album, Dark Party (out September 28 on Union Zero Records), and it's not your typical release in one special way: The cover of "Your Car" cleverly doubles as a for-sale ad for Red Ribbon singer-songwriter Emma Danner's 1999 Honda Accord before her band leaves for tour in early October (see the sleeve above and view the tour itinerary after the jump). If you're interested in buying the car, contact Danner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for "Your Car" itself, it's the album's most, uh, driving song, powered by drummer Pat Schowe's motorik rhythm, while leaving an icy slipstream of Monika Khot's Numan-esque synth and the eerie, Church-like guitars of Natasha El-Sergany and Danner, as the latter sings, "Temporary we are/I think I will follow you to your car/Let's get away from this place/There's no use in looking back to save, save face/I won't die from loneliness but if I do I'll blame you." It's a breezy tune, yet fraught with conflicted emotions.
Red Ribbon's album-release show happens Sunday, September 30 at Barboza, with Spesh and Great Spiders.
Red Ribbon's fall tour schedule (with Low Hums)
WED OCT 3rd: Portland @ Liquor Store w/ Guests TBD
THRU OCT 4 th: Ellensburg @ Old Skools
FRIDAY OCT 5th : Boise @ Neurolux w/ Sun Blood Stories
SAT OCT 6th : Missoula MT @ Venue TBD Ghost Carrot Records Presents
SUNDAY OCT 7th : Drive Day
MONDAY OCT 8th : Oakland @ Octopus Literary Salon
TUESDAY OCT 9th : Carlsbad CA @ Exrealist Lhooq Lhooqbooks w/ Gift Machine
WED OCT 10th LA @ Harvard and Stone
THUR OCT 11th : Chico @ Naked Lounge w/ Guest
FRIDAY OCT 12th : Arcata @ Miniplex
SATURDAY OCT 13th : Bend @ J&M Tavern w/ Helga