The Ride - New Day

Published Monday 11th June 2007
The Ride - New Day
The Ride - New Day

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22472-12316
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Chris Tozer

The city of Vail in the Colorado Rockies is best known for its skiing but local band The Ride hope to change all that with their debut album 'New Day'. Certainly, for new kids on the block, they have a refreshing degree of originality in their songwriting. The brilliant opening track "Okay" reminds us that it's right to express our feelings honestly - even when we feel failures or afraid. Sadly, such thoughts are hardly written about in the world of CCM where no one wants to let the side down and opts instead to write as if everything in the Christian garden is rosy. "Nobody Knows" continues the theme by echoing the psalmist who wrote of the fears of loneliness. Throughout the album the band give ample proof of their ability to play driving rock music that would please lovers of grunge though they can also turn out a cool jazz number on demand. On "The Real Me" the band write of God's ability to meet our deepest needs whilst "Better Day" showcases their ability to write a pretty stunning contemporary worship song. But, as "Human Behaviour" proves, The Ride are at their best when writing about the fallen world we are called to minister to. The band claim Switchfoot and the Newsboys as major influences and you can certainly see similarities between the veterans and the rookies. The Ride certainly deserve a wide hearing on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Okay [Listen]
2. Nobody Knows [Listen]
3. The Real Me [Listen]
4. Because You Are [Listen]
5. Better Day [Listen]
6. Channel [Listen]
7. Echoes [Listen]
8. Remain [Listen]
9. Taken Back [Listen]
10. Only One [Listen]
11. Human Behavior [Listen]
12. New Day [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Richard Alligood in Barbados West Indies @ 00:45 on Jun 18 2007

It is truly a blessing to see young men use their god given gifts, and lay their lives down for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I will continue to pray for you Jason, and your friends, to see the walls of Jericho come down wherever you minister in song.
Lord bless you guys,
P.S. Congrats on your new baby.
Uncle Rich



Posted by Suzanne Andrews in Colorado @ 16:06 on Jun 13 2007

The Ride is by far one of the best bands I have listened to. They get right to to point in their songs, touching on real life. Way to go guys!!



Posted by Chris Collier in Texas @ 06:19 on Jun 13 2007

I love these guys. I saw them open for Kutless in San Antonio Texas. I was blown away. They are great live. You should go to myspace and listen to the songs that are not on the album that are available from time to time. I can't wait for the next one!



Posted by Chris Collier in Texas @ 04:05 on Jun 13 2007

I love these guys. I saw them open for Kutless in San Antonio Texas. I was blown away. They are great live. You should go to myspace and listen to the songs that are not on the album that are available from time to time. I can't wait for the next one!



Posted by Clfton Alligood in Ocala, Florida @ 23:30 on Jun 12 2007

My son, Jason, is the drummer for this band. I have had the priviledge of seeing them in concert. If you have the opportunity to see them, it will be worth every minute. It is very apprarent that these young men have a true gift. I love their music. GOD bless them all...Clif



Posted by Hope in San Diego CA @ 19:05 on Jun 12 2007

PRAISE GOD...now they know what we have known for some time. May HE continue to bless each of you as you serve HIM



Posted by John Arline in Ocala, Fl @ 18:37 on Jun 12 2007

Great band. Lots of talent. Definitely an album to have.



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