Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped”, a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe. Order now.

Bruins Live

1

0

2nd Prd 1:20

Celtics Live

47

45

2nd Quarter 1:09

Noisy Neighbors

Ruby Ridge, ‘Intent’

Intent EP by Ruby Ridge.

Intent EP by Ruby Ridge.

RUBY RIDGE

Intent EP

The crossover between the current electronic dance music culture and British post-punk bands of the ’80s has been well documented; the Boston husband and wife duo of John and Callan Von Bittrich make that connection explicit on their third EP released this year as Ruby Ridge.

Continue reading below

Songs like “The Cold Preserves Us” from the prior EP of the same name, and “Norquist on the Rack” play like clattering Joy Division tracks slowed down to half-speed. “Duality is at the heart of it,” John Von Bittrich says of the sound. “Even the name Ruby Ridge was picked because it is an aesthetically pleasant and pretty phrase with a dark and paranoid connotation.” Early releases from the band found them leaning more toward the rock side of that balance, but these four new tracks represent a more synthesized style without sacrificing the calculated mess. “Don't Turn Around” is a bewitching graft of creeping vocals on top of an incongruous tempo, while “Intent” stands out with its sparkling ambient twinkles of light misting over a dark bass. “Annie Christian” is an industrial post-punk track that incorporates bits of all the aforementioned styles. The transitions occasionally jumble, but that’s probably the point.

Available now at rubyridge.bandcamp.com/releases. Ruby Ridge performs at T.T. the Bear’s on Jan. 13.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com