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 one chance to get it right. I ended up layering fuzzed out sounds with a super clean layer, and kind of mixed them in and out to taste. Sapphire is a pedal genius and I think did this song in one track and it sounds absolutely huge. Her whole guitar situation in the last chorus blows my mind each listen.” 

You can pre-save 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

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