Rituals of Mine

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Rituals of Mine
OriginSacramento, California, U.S.
GenresElectronic
Years active2010–present
LabelsFake Four Inc., Manimal Vinyl
Associated actsWarpaint
Websitewww.ritualsofmine.com
MembersTerra Lopez
Dani Fernandez
Past membersGenaro Ulloa
Nicholas Suhr
Jeffrey LaTour
Omar Barajas

Rituals of Mine (previously known as Sister Crayon) is an electronic duo from Sacramento, CA. [1]

History[edit]

Led by vocalist Terra Lopez with Dani Fernandez playing MPC and SPD-SX, the band was a two-member act for approximately one year before keys player Genaro Ulloa and drummer Nicholas Suhr joined the following year. Previously performing under the name Silent and Clemintine, Lopez decided "I didn't want to be shy anymore, and I wanted to have a name that was bolder, and a completely different alter ego."[2]

In September 2010, they contributed a track to Manimal Vinyl's tribute to David Bowie titled We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie, covering "The Bewlay Brothers". They also released a limited 7" split with Warpaint.

Sister Crayon recorded their full-length debut Bellow in Spring/Summer 2010 at the famous Hangar Studios in Sacramento, California. Five of the tracks appeared in a rawer form on their limited edition EP, only sold at shows. Bellow was released on Manimal Vinyl on February 22, 2011. Their debut video for the track "(In) Reverse" (directed by New York fashion photographer, Robert Ascroft) was aired several times on MTV's LOGO network in May 2010. They have toured the US and promise dates in the UK and Europe in 2012.[citation needed] In 2013 they toured the U.S. extensively in support of Bosnian Rainbows.

In May 2016, it was announced that Sister Crayon had signed with Warner Brother's records, and would be joining Deftones on tour. In July, Sister Crayon announced that they were changing their name to Rituals of Mine. Their 2015 album Devoted was re-released as their major-label debut with new production and mixes. The album was mastered by Tom Coyne.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Bellow (Manimal, 2011)
  • Devoted (Rodriguez-Lopez Productions, 2015)

EPs[edit]

  • Sister Crayon (2010)
  • Disquiet (2011)
  • Cynic (2013)
  • Still Cynic (2014)

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martins, Chris (23 November 2009). "Manimal Signs Sister Crayon, Holds Echo Residency, Releases Warpaint Video". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Meyer, Carla (29 Jan 2010). "Sister Crayon Colors Outside The Musical Lines". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 15 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Meyer, Carla (21 July 2016). "With Warner Bros. record deal, Sacramento's Sister Crayon assuming a new name". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 21 July 2016.