Rick Rude Share New Single “Shroud And Shell”

December 13, 2016

photo courtesy of Rick Rude

Rick Rude Share New Single “Shroud And Shell” via Consequence of Sound

Make Mine Tuesday Due Out January 20th via Sophomore Lounge and Tiny Radar Records

Rick Rude are excited to share “Shroud And Shell,” the third single from the band’s upcoming album Make Mine Tuesday. Set for release on January 20th via Sophomore Lounge and Tiny Radars Records, the Dover, NH based quartet have offered a different look into the band with each single released (“Mauve Talk” and “Ow For Now“), and “Shroud And Shell” is no different, highlighting a heavier and haunting look into Rick Rude’s sound. Sharing the premiere with Consequence of Sound, the site said:

“Rick Rude craft the sort of songs that mix dreamy thrashing with bellowing lethargy in a way that so well fits the soundscape of the region they call home. “Shroud and Shell”, for example, enters with the sort of pretty melancholy one might feel as they shuffle through fallen leaves along a wooded path. Right around the halfway mark, however, it tears open with shredding guitars and a gang of voices calling out from the darkness.”

Speaking about the song, Rick Rude’s Ben Troy (guitar/vocals) shared:

“‘Shroud and Shell’ is a proclamation from a lifetime nyctophobic. I’ve been living in a carriage house in Eliot, ME with a big backyard, hosting many seen and unseen creatures. It also had its own grave plot, housing the Goodwin and Hanscom families. We all had opportunities to enjoy the space but being out there alone at night inspired both irrational fear and a set of three verses, imagining all the worst case scenarios.”

In addition to “Shroud And Shell,” the band are also sharing new track “Sierra L’Mist” as part of Post-Trash’s “Volume Two” promotional compilation, with all proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. Rick Rude will be headed out on tour in January with Kiss Concert. All dates can be found below.


1/07 – Portsmouth NH @ 3S – Release Show w/ Gash, Kiss Concert & Bunny’s A Swine
1/12 – Portland ME w/ Kiss Concert & Family Planning
1/13 – Allston MA @ O’Briens w/ Big Mess, Kiss Concert & Peach Ring
1/14 – Burlington VT @ Arts Riot w/ Kiss Concert & Paper Castles
1/19 – Brooklyn NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Washer, Kiss Concert & Tall Friend
1/20 – Philadelphia PA @ New Planet w/ Fleabite, Kiss Concert & Ursula
1/21 – New Brunswick NJ @ w/ Kiss Concert


Out of speakers came noise and out of noise came Rick Rude. A four-membered creature whose tattered robe, four-string guitar, and sand-filled shoes are surrounded by a haze of sweet smoke and empty beer cans, thrashes about with a charismatic enthusiasm matched only by its lethargic demeanor, speaking fluently in the cryptic languages of dreams, love, and ennui. It inhabits a dark cave on the mountainside of truth, carefully furnished with dismantled electronics, books on meditation, and warped records of Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, and Cheap Trick. A nocturnal creature, Rick Rude feasts on mystical fungi, boredom, mushy guitar riffs, and the delicacy of the human soul.


“Make Mine Tuesday”
Sophomore Lounge / Tiny Radars Records
January 20, 2017

1. Bald & Fat in Houston, TX
2. Sunhead
3. Buttercup
4. Bruce Bone
5. Shroud & Shell
6. Sierra L’Mist
7. K West
8. Ow For Now
9. Mauve Talk
10. Business As Casual
11. Brain Emblem

Rick Rude Links:
Official Site
Sophomore Lounge Records
Tiny Radars Records


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