National Music Reviews January 2016

Review: Ringo Deathstarr – Pure Mood

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Ringo Deathstarr
Pure Mood

Club AC30
Street: 11.20.15
Ringo Deathstarr = A Place To Bury Strangers + Chapterhouse + My Bloody Valentine

Oozing bitter, gritty creative juices, Pure Mood has me hooked. I feel hesitant to say that this is Ringo Deathstarr’s best album so far (because most of the prior albums are also utterly fantastic), but I’m still gonna put it out there that it might be. Rebounding from 2013’s God’s Dream—their only not-so-standout effort—they’ve launched themselves back into a sparkly, infectious shoegaze dream reminiscent of their first album, Colour Trip. Tracks teeter from ethereality to grunge and a dozen places in between, and every change of pace is glossy perfection. My favorite track, by far on the wide spectrum that they present, is “Show Me the Truth of Your Love,” but the album as a whole holds nothing back, and I really recommend you listen and join me in the throes of this love. –Erin Moore