((Ris Paul Ric (of Q and not U))) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Ris Paul Ric (of Q and not U)

What happens when Q and Not U turns into Prince? You get Ris Paul Ric! Chris Richards was the former front man of everyone's favorite angular spazz band, Q and Not U. But when they recently broke up, Richards decided to go solo and much slower. Don't expect Dischord. Expect down tempo juicy jams.

His debut album, Purple Blaze, (you know, like Purple Rain.) was recorded at his home and features hushed vocals, subtle laptop bleeps, and even pretty finger-picking. Pretty finger-picking from the Q and Not U guy?!? I guess there's more to Chris Richards than minor melody yelps.

It might take you a while to get into this stuff, as these songs sometimes flow along at a snail's pace. But give it time, and you'll begin to hear the "D.C. sound" leisurely being turned on its ear.
Published December 01, 2005
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