Dead Rituals is a new alternative rock band founded and fronted by Andrea Caccese. For about 15 years, Andrea has been traveling and writing music with the numerous musicians and collaborators. His new project stems from sessions recorded in New York City, Melbourne, and Naples, amidst significant life changes.
The bustle of downtown Manhattan. A remote beach town on the Pacific coast. Historic alleys and hidden pathways in the heart of the Italian South. Each place affected the songs, and each track explores different ideas, held together by the personal lyrics. The four songs on Dead Rituals’ debut EP capture the immediacy of punk and alternative music. They also incorporate the textures of new-wave, noise, and shoegaze.
“Run” combines punk-pop with throwback influences, like Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.
Lead single “Closer” is a jangly indie tune, with anthemic hooks and intimate vocals.
“Melbourne” channels the grit of punk rock, with gloomy new-wave atmospheres, setting a darker mood. Closing track “Enough” juxtaposes experimental sounds with melodic vocal lines and uplifting hooks.
The band has released their first single and video for “Closer,” wwhich you can check out above. The EP will be released on September 25th, 2019.