Bing & Ruth
No Home of the Mind – February 17th, 2017
New Track/Video ‘Starwood Choker’
David Moore (Bing & Ruth) photographed by Tonje Thilesen
Bing & Ruth have announced their third studio album No Home of the Mind. Continuing with the deft minimalism that has marked them out in critical circles in recent years, the New York ensemble’s new record will be released on February 17, 2017, with its opening track, ‘Starwood Choker’, available online from today to stream/download with an accompanying video.
View the video for ‘Starwood Choker’ below or HERE
Directed by Sébastien Cros
Established in 2006, Bing & Ruth is an ever-evolving collective steered by composer David Moore. A pianist from Kansas and graduate of New York’s school of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School, Moore’s work follows in the great tradition of fellow alumni John Cage and Steve Reich, albeit looking past the more studied repetition of the style’s forerunners toward a meditative form built on feeling.
With Moore at its nucleus, Bing & Ruth’s line-up has transmuted from the eleven-strong line-up that created debut album City Lake (“A stunning, humble record built on traditions we all understand, yet, somehow feels dizzyingly new.” – The Quietus) to a cast of seven for 2014’s Tomorrow Was The Golden Age (“One of the finest leftfield releases of the year.” – Pitchfork). With No Home of the Mind, the ensemble has been streamlined to a five-person unit, exploring the piano’s percussive qualities alongside running woodwinds, warbling tape delays and splattered upright bass lines that stare out with a wide-eyed transcendence, taking so-called “classical” music to new limits.
Following their first ever shows in Europe last summer, Bing & Ruth will return later this month for a second tour of the continent. All performances will feature the current five-piece set-up except in Gent where Moore will make a solo appearance.
BING & RUTH TOUR DATES
November 27 – BERLIN, ACUD
November 28 – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso @ Roode Bioscoop
November 29 – LONDON, Cecil Sharp House
November 30 – PARIS, Cite Internationale Des Arts, L’Auditorium
December 1 – BRUSSELS, L’Archiduc
December 3 – GENT, Handelsbeurs (David Moore solo)
Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind
17 February 2017
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