This Oklahoma-native band is more than your usual Midwest rock group. With steady repeating beats and more complex melodies, this album transcends beyond anything they’ve done before. Jesse Tabish, the band’s lead vocalist, has a slightly monotone voice that flows perfectly with the melodies played by whining strings, and the emotional denseness of the album is relieved with bright percussion. Rituals invites the band into a musical-genius class with Radiohead or Lost in the Trees. However, this is no surprise; from their very first album the band was destined for greatness.
– By Emma Reinberg