Ribbon Stage are a trio from NYC with no small amount of love for the noise pop days of Dolly Mixture and the Shop Assistants. The group does perfectly what only punks playing pop music can do- create chaotic noise in tandem with the sweetest hooks and most sophisti-cated nihilism. Ribbon Stage makes noise pop so catchy you swear you've heard before then can't get out of your head.
Featuring Dave Sweetie (Ratas del Vaticano, Tercer Mundo, Exotica, and Pobreza Mental) as well as scene stalwart Jolie M-A (Juicy II, Boys Online) and newcomer Anni Hilator.
Recorded by Sweetie on a cassette 4 track in Brooklyn NY and mixed by Capt. Tripps Ballsington in Olympia WA.
This release continues the rich tradition of DIY bands crafting instant pop hits entirely on their own terms, which has long been the hallmark of the International Pop Underground series.
The cassette tape version of My Favorite Shrine is released in collaboration with Berzerk Tapes.
RIBBON STAGE - My Favorite Shrine
The best love songs aren't really about a romance.
Dolly mixing candied pleasure, fuzzed pressure and a little pain
jump on the bed
car ride to the beach
cry in the driveway
til it falls like ribbons all around,
enshrined in place. 5 tracks 45RPM.
The digital version of this album is available from Bandcamp.
- Favorite Girl
- Rid Myself
- Cry in the Driveway
- Personal Hell
- Reasons Why
This is the International Pop Underground Volume CXLV