8/26/2016

Sister Crayon Announce Name Change to Rituals of Mine, 'Devoted' Set for Re-Release September 30

SISTER CRAYON ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL NAME CHANGE TO RITUALS OF MINE

RITUALS OF MINE WILL RE-RELEASE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM - DEVOTED - VIA WARNER BROS. RECORDS ON SEPTEMBER 30, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

LISTEN /SHARE "RIDE OR DIE" HERE

 
"Utterly mesmerizing" - The BBC
 
"Lopez writes the kind of songs that achieve an unspoken intimacy between artist and audience, recalling the likes of PJ Harvey or Fiona Apple-each breathy passage unfolds as dialogue, rather than anthemic gesturing" - Interview Magazine
 
"Versatile" - Rolling Stone
 
"Charmingly real" - The FADER
 
"Bold and glowering kind of synth-pop" -Noisey
  
August 26th, 2016 - (Burbank, CA) - On Wednesday, Sacramento duo Sister Crayonofficially announced that they have changed their name to Rituals of Mine. The duo, which is Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez, released a statement that read in part: "Change is always scary territory but we feel that the Sister Crayon name is something that no longer represents who we are. This project has undeniably grown." Read the rest of their statement at Facebook.com/ritualsofmine.  The name change comes following the duo's signing with Warner Bros. Records, who will release a remastered version of their critically acclaimed 2015 album Devoted on September 30th. The album is available for preorder today, and those who preorder will receive an instant download of the first single "Ride or Die."
 
Pre-order Devoted:
 
Listen / Share "Ride or Die":
 
Produced alongside Wes Jones and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In), Devoted's initial release in 2015 landed it on many indie "Top Ten Albums of 2015" lists. Due to its ultra-limited initial release, Warner Bros. Records decided to remix, remaster and re-release the album after the duo signed with the label in February of 2016.Devoted's newly mastered by studio legend Tom Coyne (Led Zeppelin, Adele).
 
Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez have been making their mark on the West Coast as electronic workhorses since 2009. After years of building a loyal fanbase in California by playing countless house shows and selling out local establishments, the duo began touring relentlessly throughout the states with the likes of The Album Leaf, Built to Spill, Antemasque, Le Butcherettes, Maps & Atlases, Doomtree and more. With independent releases Bellow (2011) and Cynic (2013), the band earned widespread acclaim for their ghostly 21st century trip hop séance of soulful vocals, heavy beats, and breathy catharsis.
 
2015 saw the recording and quiet indie release of Devoted, and also saw Terra unexpectedly lose two prominent figures in her life: in September 2015, Terra lost her father to suicide, and less than six months later, she suffered another harrowing blow when her best friend Lucas Johnson passed away in a tragic accident. The band felt the need to put the Sister Crayon name to rest with them, and thus landed on the new name Rituals of Mine. Terra writes "It was a mantra that I repeated under my breath on a daily basis when the loss I was experiencing felt too heavy at times. Music, the act of creating, performing, touring, writing, singing, experimenting - all the rituals we have created to get through life."
 
Rituals of Mine are on tour now with label mates DEFTONES and Yelawolf, and this September will join The Album Leaf on the road across the U.S. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
 
Rituals of Mine Tour Dates:
8.23     Fresno, CA                  Woodward Park*
8.24     Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theatre*
8.26     Berkeley, CA              Greek Theatre*
8.27     Eugene, OR                Cuthbert Amphitheater*
8.29     San Diego                   CCCU Open Air Theater at SDSU*
8.30     Las Vegas, NV            The Joint at Hard Rock*
8.31     Meza, AZ                    Mesa Amphitheater*
9.08     El Paso, TX                 Tricky Falls^
9.10     Austin, TX                   Parish Austin^
9.12     Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West^
9.13     Asheville, NC              The Mothlight^
9.14     Washington, DC          U Street Music Hall^
9.15     Philadelphia, PA          Johnny Brenda's^
9.16     East New York, NY    Littlefield^
9.17     New York, NY             Poisson Rouge^
9.18     Cambridge, MA          The Sinclair^
9.23     Lincoln, NE                 Vega^
9.24     Denver, CO                Bluebird Theater^
12.12   Portland, OR               Doug Fir Lounge^
 
* w/ Deftones, Yelawolf
^ w/ The Album Leaf

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