Rick Rude Share "Ow For Now" with The AV Club

Rick Rude Share "Ow For Now" with The AV Club

Rick Rude Share New Single “Ow For Now” via The AV Club
Make Mine Tuesday Due Out January 20th via Sophomore Lounge and Tiny Radar Records

RIYL: Pile, Built to Spill, The Breeders, Guided By Voices

photo credit: Elisabeth Fuchsia



Rick Rude are a quartet from the quiet woods of Dover, New Hampshire but there’s nothing too quiet about their music. Having recently announced a new full length album, Make Mine Tuesday (due out January 20th via Sophomore Lounge and Tiny Radars Records), the band are excited to share new single “Ow For Now” with The AV Club.


“Ow For Now is a beautiful and haunting song written by Jordan Holtz (vocals, bass) about “accepting the fact that all bodies break down at some point and making the best of what you are dealt”. She elaborated, “I started having trouble with my hands a few years back when I really started getting into playing bass, come to find out that I had carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome in both my left and right hands. I felt really defeated by the fact that I had found something that I was so passionate about and wanted to do constantly but couldn’t/shouldn’t. “Ow” serves as a proclamation of acceptance and an establishment of motive to do everything possible to make it work.”


It’s an empowering song with knotted arrangements and tangled melodies, led by Holtz’s vocals that pull between strength and longing. As Holtz sings of her brittle bones, the songs casually twists and turns, stuttering in time with Holtz’s acceptance of her situation.
The AV Club shared, “Hailing from New Hampshire, Rick Rude may not be the most recognizable name—at least not yet—but the band’s built a back catalog that fits in nicely with bands like Speedy Ortiz and Krill.” Speaking about “Ow For Now,” they added, “The song is sees Holtz channeling all that anguish into a song that sees her playing through the pain. She makes plenty of references to the fact that her self-described “brittle bones” are still capable of making something beautifully ]affecting. “Ow For Now” plays off the fact that bodies inevitably decline, but it doesn’t mean creativity does as well.”


01/07 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace w/ Gash & Bunny’s A Swine *
01/12 – Portland, ME @ The Apohadion *
01/13 – Boston, MA @ O’Briens w/ Big Mess & Peach Ring *
01/14 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House w/ Paper Castles *
01/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Washer & Tall Friend *
01/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ New Planet W/ Fleabite & Ursula *
01/21 – Baltimore MD @ Loners Club w/ Control Top, Schroeder & Salt Circles *
* 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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Rick Rude Share "Ow For Now" with The AV Club