Ricky Eat Acid – “Nice To See You”

“Nice To See You,” the second single from Ricky Eat Acid’s upcoming new album Talk To You Soon, is absolutely massive. I was floored when I first heard it, and it’s been blasting out of my car speakers ever since whenever I get the chance. Its bones are constructed around a wriggling bass line and trap-inspired beat — tailor-made for a sweaty late-night at the club, and I can’t wait to hear it in that context — but it culminates in one of the most powerful moments I’ve heard in music all year, and one I think maybe only Sam Ray and a handful of others could pull off. Ray recruited friends Spencer Radcliffe and Infinity Crush’s Caroline White to sing the track’s climactic line: “It’s nice to see you/ Hope I see you again sometime/ If you’re ever in town and wanna hang out, stop by and say hi.” It’s a simple sentiment, but it speaks to a radical communality and inclusivity that has always been present in Ray’s music, and hearing it come at the end of this absolute banger is just jaw-dropping, and it gives me chills every time. Listen via Thump below.

Tour Dates:
10/23 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/30 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/31 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
11/03 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/04 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
11/05 Madison, WI @ Frequency
11/06 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/07 Lincoln, NE @ Vega
11/08 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/12 Boise, ID @ Reef
11/14 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
11/16 Bend, OR @ Domino Room
11/17 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Music Hall
11/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Union

Talk To You Soon is out 10/28 via Terrible Records.