The Ripe has sprung forth from it's roots in power-pop, folk, garage, and psychedelia while still being nurtured by contemporary sounds and influences. Born in 2007, the Austin, Texas quartet consists of Jake Garcia on guitar and vocals, Erick Calhoon on guitar and rhodes piano, Gian Ortiz on bass and vocals, and Nick Yaklin on drums. Cultivated by the energy and hooks of power-pop favorites such as Big Star and The Nerves, and consciously trying to bring to real life the Beatles White Album, these guys also feed upon equal doses of Forever Changes era LOVE and The Kinks at their Village Green best. They are but saplings. But students of rock and roll will want to take a stroll through this forest. The Ripe just returned from a rejuvenating summer in the north of Spain, where they created their full-length debut record on vintage BBC/Abbey road sound recording equipement at the fabled Circo Perrotti studios.
Constant Waves directed by Jon Chamberlain. Edited by Erick Calhoon, DW Howe and Jon Chamberlain. Cinematography by Jon Chamberlain. Special thanks to Harvey and Ramon at Swan Dive.