Rituals Of Mine Shares Video, “Burst”

Rituals of Mine, the electronic recording project of LA-based songwriter Terra Lopez and percussionist Adam Pierce, announces their new EP, SLEEPER HOLD (Carpark Records), out October 4th, as well as a North American tour in support of the release (dates listed below). Today Rituals Of Mine share the video for the lead single, “BURST.” It was directed by Kris Esfandiari (King Woman) and was created by a majority of queer, women, and trans crew. Over nightmarish, staccato instrumentation, “BURST” reconciles with childhood and past traumas. The concept of the video stems directly from Lopez’s tendency to use basketball as a coping mechanism when she was younger and represents herself overcoming the obstacles of being a queer woman of color in the industry.

Of the recording Lopez says, “With this new material, I’m confronting a lot of personal issues I haven’t addressed before.” says Lopez. “I made a promise to myself that I’m no longer going to play small or hide behind metaphors, that I’m going to really lean into self-confidence, self-reliance and take up space. ‘BURST’ is the beginning of that.

Rituals of Mine Tour Dates:
Sat. Aug. 31 – Tuscon, AZ @ HOCO Fest (DJ Set)
Fri. Sept. 6 – Elizabethtown, NY @ Otis Mountain Get Down
Sat. Sept. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Thu. Sept. 26 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Fri. Sept. 27 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Sat. Sept. 28 – Everett, WA @ Scuttlebutt Taproom
Sun. Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Sat. Oct. 5 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Fri. Nov. 15 – Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival