Film School Live in Los Angeles!

Film School are playing December 3, 2021 at Zebulon in Los Angeles, USA. Come hang with the Sonic Ritual fam in our hometown and sing along to “Isla” with us. Also on the bill are Mo Dotti and Dragg + DJ The Witching Hours… gonna be rad! Zebulon is located at 2478 Fletcher Drive… see you there! SRR005 Film School “We Weren’t Here” is now streaming everywhere rad music streams and coming soon on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl in January 2022. Check out the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/film-school-we-werent-here-lp

New Gypsum single: “Kaleidoscope” Out 11/16

On November 16th, Gypsum release their latest single “Kaleidoscope”. An earlier recording of the song is what turned me into a super fan and caused me to ask Jessy at coffee if they’d let me put out a record. I love this band, I love this album and I love this song. Go listen! SRR006 Gypsum “Gypsum” is out now everywhere rad music streams and a Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl release is due out in January 2022. Check out the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/gypsum-gypsum-lp-translucent-clear-vinyl

New Film School single! “Take What You Need” Out 10.19.21

Film School’s latest single from the new album We Weren’t Here wears it’s post punk UK synth pop bonafides proudly on it’s sleeve. The perfect song for your new mixtape “Take What You Need” hits all DSPs on October 19th! SRR005 Film School “We Weren’t Here” is now streaming everywhere rad music streams and coming soon on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl in January 2022. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/film-school-we-werent-here-lp

Debut Album by Gypsum Out Now!

Gypsum’s eponymous debut album is out now and we couldn’t be more proud. We love this album and we love this band. If you dig the jazzy post rock of The Sea and Cake and Karate, the angular sophistication of Sleater-Kinney, or the hazy indie shoegaze of bands like Warpaint and Lush than you’ll fall just as in love with Gypsum as us. Featuring the singles “Give It”, “Follow Me”, and “Lungs”, Gypsum is a record that rewards deep and repeated listening. It is pure magic. SRR006 Gypsum “Gypsum” is out now everywhere rad music streams and Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl due out in January 2022. Stream it everywhere here or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/gypsum-gypsum-lp-translucent-clear-vinyl

New Gypsum single: “Lungs” Out 10/5

On October 5th, Gypsum release their latest single “Lungs” – after a Monday premiere exclusive on Under The Radar! Steeped in classic-sounding shoegaze and recalling such pivotal acts such as Cocteau Twins, Throwing Muses, and Lush, “Lungs” swirls in swaths of shimmering musical layers with the band’s vocals peeking out of the clouds like rays of sunlight. “My biggest memory about this song is writing it in the middle of summer in this tiny rehearsal space we had that would just bake in the sun all day that would just be an oven when we showed up that evening,” says Gypsum’s guitarist and vocalist Anna Arboles about the creation of “Lungs” on which outer space riffs and – as Arboles calls it – “hairy-scary feedback” cacophonously coalesce over sophisticated snare patterns. “We didn’t have AC, so we would soak and then freeze bandanas in the mini fridge to wrap around our necks and then just sweat it out while we worked out this song. Somehow it feels fitting for the song that is about breaking out of your own body to get what you want,” Arboles explains. Jewell adds, “I love the heaviness of this song with the heavenly harmonies. It’s one of my favorites to play live.” Arboles chimes in saying that the creative process in general felt very “embodied,”: “Recording this song was a fav of mine too. I played my old Silvertone with Goldfoil pickups into an old Big Muff into my Fender Deluxe Reverb. We rarely use distorted sounds, so this was my

Film School “We Weren’t Here” Out September 24!

Indie shoegaze stalwarts Film School return with their sixth full-length release and first for Sonic Ritual, We Weren’t Here, the follow-up to 2018’s Bright to Death. What emerges from beneath the waves of the album’s psychedelic dream pop are bittersweet themes of a year lived in suspended animation: anticipation, separation, regret, revelation. From the moody sonic crush of “Superperfection” driven by an icy yet ethereal harmony featuring guest vocalist Noël Brydebell of Wild Signals (who appears throughout the album), to the standout track “Isla” with its intertwining guitars and swooning synths, and culminating in the buoyant, nostalgic closer “Take What You Need,” We Weren’t Here bathes the listener in a soundscape of atmosphere and emotion. SRR005 Film School “We Weren’t Here” is out September 24th everywhere rad music streams and on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl in January 2022. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/film-school-we-werent-here-lp

2nd Gypsum single: “Give It” Out 9/14

On September 14th, Gypsum release their luminous new single/video “Give It” which features mesmerizing hi-hat work and chasmic, stop-and-start waves of Sleater-Kinney-esque guitar interplay. The track is the second to come off their upcoming eponymous debut album. Anna Arboles (guitarist and vocalist) says “Give It” is about self-determination and identity. “Sapphire brought in the riff for this song with the refrain ‘Why don’t you just give it a chance’ and it moved me, so I went home and wrote the lyrics. ’Give It’ was written as a meditation and subsequent statement that I have the autonomy to decide what I am and how to express it,” Arboles states. “As a queer person, I am constantly asked to answer for my identities and codify it for the comfort of other people’s understanding. There is a tension in the push, pull, and release of that experience, which I feel is manifested by the gravel of the riff that spills into the chord with all the extensions and then repeats. I love to play this song live. It’s quick and dirty.” Jewell emphasizes, “We used to always open our sets with it because it’s sort of like ‘here we are, now pay attention!’ You can check out the single on your preferred digital platform here. SRR006 Gypsum “Gypsum” is out October 12th everywhere rad music streams and on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl due out in January 2022. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/gypsum-gypsum-lp-translucent-clear-vinyl

Fourth Film School single: “Stratospheric Tendencies” 9.7.21

The hazy soundtrack to coming down, “Stratospheric Tendencies”, flows downstream with balearic ease and is the latest single from Film School‘s upcoming full length album, We Weren’t Here. Check it out on all your favorite streaming platforms on Tuesday, September 7th. You can even pre-save the single here. SRR005 Film School “We Weren’t Here” is out September 24th everywhere rad music streams and on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl in January 2022. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/film-school-we-werent-here-lp

First Gypsum single: “Follow Me” Streaming Now…

Los Angeles post-rock outfit Gypsum emerge with “Follow Me,” the first single from the upcoming eponymous debut album, set for release on October 12, 2021. The track is a lustrous, percussion-driven indie rock tune that guitarist and vocalist Sapphire Jewell says was inspired by the people throughout history who have been forced to leave their home and seek refuge. “It’s not about any one movement but rather the constant stream of innocent people who’ve chosen between starting a new life elsewhere or risking their lives to stay. It’s sort of a privilege check  that security isn’t permanent.” Rounded out by guitarist and vocalist Anna Arboles and drummer Jessy Reed, “Follow Me” weaves an intricate musical web of rhythm and dark melody buoyed by the group’s haunted vocal harmonies. You can check out the single on your preferred digital platform here. SRR006 Gypsum “Gypsum” is out October 12th everywhere rad music streams and on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl due out in January 2022. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/gypsum-gypsum-lp-translucent-clear-vinyl

New Film School single: “Said Your Name” 8.10.21

The latest single from Film School‘s upcoming full length album, We Weren’t Here, is out on Tuesday August 10th and it’s not to be missed. “Said Your Name” is post punk perfection – a shimmering lost love song that seamlessly harkens back to legendary touchstones like Modern English, Cocteau Twins, Lush, and the Psychedelic Furs all while leaning back into waves of west coast ease buoyed by Greg Bertens and Noël Brydebell’s floating vocal interplay. We love this song. You can pre-save the single on your preferred digital platform here. SRR005 Film School “We Weren’t Here” is out September 24th everywhere rad music streams and on Limited Edition 180g clear vinyl. Pre-save the album on all digital platforms or pre-order your copy on vinyl from our distributor Fat Beats link here: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/film-school-we-werent-here-lp