The sister of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare joins First Nation and they become Rings, a female trio good at making melodic noise from very little. Black Habit is filled with mystery, ambience and sprinkles of sorrow. The change of name from First Nation to Rings makes a lot of sense upon listening. Bare instrumentation, layers extremely thin if there at all, and a reliance on echoed, emphatic vocals are all used to encircle you in their delicate, menacing way. Instruments glide past as if cutting the air with razors, leaving a sharp, eerie breeze blowing through your bones. The vocals range from high pitched keening to impassioned choral chanting. A must have for a freak. Like you.
Rings - Black Habit part 1
Rings - Black Habit part 2