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Stream Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, & Ryley Walker’s New Album Post Wook

Thus far in 2021, the bugged-out guitar wizard and entertaining online personality Ryley Walker has released one album of his own, the impressive Course In Fable, and he’s teamed up with improv legend David Grubbs for the collaborative LP A Tap On The Shoulder. Walker has also opened for Dinosaur Jr. on tour, which must’ve been pretty cool. And today, Walker has dropped a whole new album out of the blue.
Tags: Music, Dinosaur Jr, New Music, Ryley Walker, Walker, David Grubbs, Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell, Andrew Scott Young Ryan Jewell

Ryley Walker Got To Tell Switchfoot About The Time He Listened To Their Album 30 Times In A Row While Smoking Crack

Ryley Walker unironically loves Switchfoot. He tweets about them regularly, and when he contributed to our Save Stereogum: An ’00s Covers Comp album, he decided to cover the crossover Christian rock band’s “The Shadow Proves The Sunshine.” So he was understandably thrilled when he got to interview Switchfoot’s founding brothers Jon and Tim Foreman for and tell them about the time he listened to their album 30 times in a row while smoking crack:
Tags: Music, News, Ryley Walker, Jon, Switchfoot, Tim Foreman

al Riggs – “Onshore”

The drowsy, twangy, deep-in-their-feelings North Carolina singer-songwriter al Riggs recently launched a new project called Alex, Fair Warning, but they still have some releases under the al Riggs name in the pipeline. One of them is a mini-album called Oh Good It’s Al Riggs, due out in November on Ryley Walker’s Husky Pants label. The eight-song collection includes songs recorded between 2019 and 2021 that didn’t fit on this year’s I Got A Big Electric Fan To Keep Me Cool While I Sleep or the f...
Tags: Music, North Carolina, New Music, Ryley Walker, Riggs, al Riggs, Alex Fair Warning

Ryley Walker: 'Going two days sober was impossible since I was a kid'

He was hailed as the new Nick Drake, but addiction nearly destroyed him. Now he writes songs ‘in a state of joy’ and, after stacking shelves for minimum wage, has released his best work yetSpeaking on a video call from Massachusetts, Ryley Walker is obscured by a blaze of sunlight coming through a large open window as he filters out the air in his apartment. “I must give up smoking,” the singer-songwriter frowns, lighting up his third cigarette.Given how much Walker has had to give up over the l...
Tags: Music, Massachusetts, Culture, Pop and rock, Indie, Folk Music, Ryley Walker, Nick Drake, Walker

Milford Graves: jazz drummer dies aged 79

Tributes pour in for drummer credited with transforming role from metronome to musicianThe pioneering free jazz drummer Milford Graves, who was credited with transforming the role from metronome to musician, has died aged 79, NPR has confirmed. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.Musicians including Vijay Iyer, Superchunk, Oren Ambarchi, Moor Mother, Clipping and Ryley Walker paid tribute to Graves. Jazz critic Nate Chinen said he was “a creative galaxy in human form. Unfolding possi...
Tags: Music, US news, Culture, Jazz, Npr, Ryley Walker, Milford, Nate Chinen, Milford Graves, Graves Jazz

PUP – “A.M. 180″ (Grandaddy Cover)

Loving all this Grandaddy nostalgia content lately! I published my own retrospective on the band's 2000 masterwork The Sophtware Slump back in May, and shortly before that Ryley Walker shared a cover of "The Go In The Go-For-It" from 2003's Sumday. Now PUP, the pencil-snappingly anxious Toronto pop-punk marauders, have delivered … More »
Tags: Music, Toronto, Ryley Walker, Pup, Grandaddy

Ryley Walker Shares Covers Of Grouper, Cass McCombs, Isotope 217, & Amen Dunes

Ryley Walker loves covers! The man once covered an entire lost Dave Matthews Band album. A couple of months ago, he covered Grandaddy's "The Go In The Go-For-It." He also, of course, covered a 2000s song for us as part of our ongoing Save Stereogum campaign. And now covered …
Tags: Music, Cass Mccombs, Ryley Walker, Amen Dunes, Grouper, Isotope 217, Dave Matthews, Ryley Walker Shares Covers Of Grouper Cass

Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp

I started Stereogum in 2002 with a LiveJournal and a dream (to get free CDs). Seriously though, I started this site to discuss new music with strangers on the internet. Without all of you who comment thoughtfully on our features, send us hot tips, and aggressively point out our typos, this would be a really … More »
Tags: Music, Run The Jewels, Nothing, Half Waif, Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino, Colleen Green, Mac Demarco, Strand Of Oaks, Speedy Ortiz, El-p, Ryley Walker, Frankie Cosmos, Ty Segall, Death Cab For Cutie, Wet

Ryley Walker – “The Go In The Go-For-It” (Grandaddy Cover)

Three years ago, when Grandaddy bassist Kevin Garcia died, Ryley Walker shared the band's song "The Go In The Go-For-It" on Twitter, writing, ""Grandaddy was my favorite band as a kid. Still so much love for them." Now he's gone ahead and covered the same song. More »
Tags: Music, Ryley Walker, Grandaddy, Kevin Garcia, Kendra Amalie

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered, especially as "indie" as a term has come less to represent a previously established ethos and more a programming-friendly marketing term. But few elements of modern life have so thoroughly … More »
Tags: Music, Charli Xcx, Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Justin Vernon, Sounding Board, Lizzo, Mitski, Billie Eilish, Bill Callahan, Mike Hadreas, Jay Som, Perfume Genius

Indie Stars Respond To Celebrity “Imagine” Video With Blink-182’s “I Miss You”

In ways that she couldn't have possibly anticipated, Gal Gadot gave the world a great gift last week. When Gadot rounded up a bunch of her friends to sing lines from John Lennon's "Imagine" into their phones, she gave us all something that we can mercilessly clown while we're stuck in quarantine. Already, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, John Lennon, Blink-182, Whitney, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Natalie Prass, Dj Harrison, Kevin Morby, Lucius, Gal Gadot, David Bazan, Danny Brown, Matthew Koma, Demi Adejuyigbe

Desert Stars Fest announced lineup additions for March 27-28

The Desert Stars Festival has released a bunch of additions to the lineup for its March 27-28 event, which is being headlined both nights by Mercury Rev (who on Saturday will give what is being described as a “full-band intimate rendition” of their 1998 album “Deserter’s Songs”). Notable additions include Austin shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr, psych-blues musician Ryley Walker, L.A.’s the Blank Tapes and British psych-rocker Twink, who will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his album “Think Pi...
Tags: Music, News, Austin, Ryley Walker, Twink, Mercury Rev, Tyler, Ringo Deathstarr, Gnarls Barkley, Desert Stars Fest, Desert Stars Outdoor Theater, El Reposo Cir

Ryley Walker Cancels European Tour, Citing Mental Health Concerns

Ryley Walker just wrapped up his month-long residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool last night, and next Thursday, he was going to kick off a European tour with a show in Hamburg, Germany. But today, he's announced that the upcoming tour has been cancelled, explaining in a note on Facebook that "my mental health … More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, Brooklyn, Hamburg, Ryley Walker

Shorties (Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness at 50, A Profie of Helado Negro's Roberto Carlos Lange, and more)

The Paris Review reconsidered Ursula K. Le Guin's novel The Left Hand of Darkness on the 50th anniversary of its publication. Billboard profiled Helado Negro's Roberto Carlos Lange. March's best eBook deals. NPR Music shared a history of Woody Guthrie's song, "This Land Is Your Land." Stream a new Baroness song. The Boston Globe interviewed cartoonist Bill Griffith. Stream a new song by the Head and the Heart. The Rumpus interviewed author Josh Denslow. NYCTaper shared...
Tags: Music, Woody Guthrie, David, New York Times, Alicia Keys, Ursula K Le Guin, Baroness, Ryley Walker, Boston Globe, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, NPR Music, Laura van den Berg, Roberto Carlos Lange, Helado Negro, Bill Griffith

Bill MacKay – “Welcome”

Guitarist Bill MacKay has a new full-length for Drag City out soon. Fountain Fire follows up 2017’s solo album Esker and his collaborative album with Ryley Walker, SpiderBeetleBee. The Chicago composer has now shared “Welcome” the third single from his upcoming record, following "Try It On" and "More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Drag City, Bill MacKay, Esker

Bill MacKay – “Try It On”

Chicago guitarist and composer Bill MacKay is returning next month with the new album Fountain Fire, his first since 2017's Esker and the ensuing Ryley Walker collab SpiderBeetleBee. We've already heard one song from it, "Pre-California," and today he's sharing another. More »
Tags: Music, California, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Esker

Bill MacKay – “Pre-California”

Chicago composer Bill MacKay has announced a new album, Fountain Fire, that will be out in March. It's his first solo work since 2017's Esker, though the guitarist teamed up with Ryley Walker soon after that on their second collaborative album, SpiderBeetleBee. Today, he's shared the opening track from it, "Pre-California," … More »
Tags: Music, California, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Esker

Farm Aid Reminds One to Think Globally, Act Locally

Farm Aid is one of the longest-running, if not the longest, charity concert series. The 2018 edition of the festival took place at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, the fest's first visit to the state in its 30-plus-year run. The same team, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young, behind the first incarnation of the festival, continue to organize and run it. Those three musicians joined a terrific line-up, which included Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Minneapolis, Neil Young, Brooklyn, Willie Nelson, Nashville, Young, Nelson, Ryley Walker, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Avett Brothers, Jamey Johnson, Hartford Connecticut

The Best Jazz of 2018

None Almost 20 years into the new century, it is increasingly tough to say what "jazz" even is, not to mention choosing the best of the category in any given year. The wealth of great music flowing from the jazz tradition is huge and wide, with much of it still coming as straight-ahead swing, dazzling bebop, sultry singing in the style of Ella Fitzgerald or Joe Williams, or funky groove music that thrived in the 1970s fusion heyday. We believe the music of the "jazz" tradition that defined 2018...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, New York, Mississippi, Time, Williams, Middle East, Jazz, Miles Davis, Air, Seattle, Louis Armstrong, Zurich, Sarah, Parks

Trail Mix – December 2018

The snow has set in, the holidays are upon us, and I have already grown weary of the Christmas music on the radio. Me, a curmudgeon? More Scrooge McDuck than George Bailey when it comes to pop Christmas music? Unabashedly. The stations blasting Wham and Mariah Carey’s odes to the holidays remain silent in the car, but the silence or my regular NPR listenings leave me a bit wanting as I cruise past the Christmas decorations dotting the houses and roadsides around town. So, what’s a guy to do to g...
Tags: Music, Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nashville, Npr, Mariah Carey, Town, Ryley Walker, Rhett Miller, McPherson, Caroline, Donna, George Bailey, Shawn Mullins

Why Image Matters In The Spotify Age: Secretly Group Creative Director Explains

Danny Ross sat down to chat with Robby Morris, the creative director of indie powerhouse the Secretly Group, which is responsible for the releases of Bon Iver, Angel Olsen, The War On Drugs and others about why image is so important in the streaming age. ______________________________ Guest post by . This article originally appeared on Forbes A picture is worth a thousand notes. Just look at a band's album art, music video, Instagram feed or live show, and it will become cl...
Tags: Music, New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Yo La Tengo, Belle, Ryan Adams, Ross, Bon Iver, Ryley Walker, Phoebe Bridgers, Philly, Julien Baker, Mike, Morris

Ryley Walker – “Diggin’ A Ditch” (Dave Matthews Band Cover)

One of the best parts about following Ryley Walker on Twitter is his ongoing, alternately earnest and deadpan unpacking of a lifetime's worth of music fandom. Whether passionately stumping for Genesis or surreally flashing back to scenes from his Christian rock childhood, Walker comes across as a guy whose love for music is … More »
Tags: Music, Ryley Walker, Dave Matthews Band, Walker

Ryley Walker :: Busted Stuff

Earlier this year, Chicago-based songwriter and bandleader Ryley Walker released his fourth full-length lp, the knotty and darkly funny Deafman Glance. But Walker’s on a tear. On November 16th, he releases his second record of 2018, The Lillywhite Sessions, a reimagining of the Dave Matthews Band’s lost album. Originally recorded in 1999 and 2000, many […]
Tags: Music, Chicago, Ryley Walker, Dave Matthews Band, Walker

Ryley Walker On His Unlikely Dave Matthews Band Covers Album

Back in May, Ryley Walker released his fourth album Deafman Glance. It marked the most significant transformation in an already shape-shifting career, finding Walker miles away from the folk troubadour we once knew as he delved into a battle-scarred sound indebted to Chicago post-rock and perhaps truer to himself than any of his … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Chicago, Premiere, Ryley Walker, Dave Matthews Band, Walker, Dave Matthews, Steve Lillywhite, Andrew Scott Young, Ryan Jewell

Shorties (Barack Obama's favorite Books of the Summer, A Profile of Musician Elizabete Balčus, and more)

Barack Obama shared the best books he read this summer. Drowned in Sound interviewed Latvian musician Elizabete Balčus, who has been compared to St. Vincent and Bjork. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse The Quiet American by Graham Greene Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham Paste profiled singer-songwriter Amanda Shires. Read a new Mark Doten short story at n+1. Silent Motorist interviewed author Elle Nash. Cosmonau...
Tags: Music, Barack Obama, David, Bjork, St Vincent, Ryley Walker, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Miriam Toews, Jon Meacham, Amanda Shires, Sana Krasikov, Elle Nash, Elizabete Balčus, Graham Greene Thomas Jefferson, Mark Doten

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late '60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Sleep, Father John Misty, List, Parquet Courts, Pusha T, Jean Grae, Beach House, Janelle Monae, Kamasi Washington, Half Waif, The Armed, Ryley Walker, Cardi B, Frankie Cosmos

Shorties (Writers Remember Philip Roth, Pitchfork's Summer Album Preview, and more)

Zadie Smith, Jason Diamond, and Megan Abbott remembered Philip Roth. Vulture ranked Roth's books. Slate shared a guide to his work. Pitchfork previewed summer's best albums. May's best eBook deals. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed singer-songwriter Dick Stusso. eBooks on sale today for $2.99: The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien Stream a new Maggie Rogers song. Ronan Farrow discussed his book War on Peace with Fresh Air. NPR Music is strea...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Ryley Walker, Natalie Prass, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, NPR Music, Roth, Lauren Groff, Tim O Brien, Ronan Farrow, Dick Stusso, Megan Abbott, Maggie Rogers, Helen DeWitt

Ryley Walker :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Catch Ryley Walker one day, and he may be forecasting his future as a bald, ponytailed guitar shredder; catch him another, and he’s sketching out a scene from the mid-2000s, scheming to pick up a book of pop theology and some blog rock. But somehow, his new lp, Deafman Glance, makes space for the whole […]
Tags: Music, The Ad Interview, Ryley Walker

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 18, 2018

​​Courtney Barnett's Tell Me How You Really Feel, Frog Eyes' Violet Psalms, Quiet Slang's Everything Matters But No One Is Listening, TT's LoveLaws are the albums I can recommend this week. Reissues include vinyl editions of four Breeders albums (Last Splash, Mountain Battles, Pod, Title TK) and three by Paul McCartney (Chaos and Creation In The Backyard, New, Thrillington, Wings' Greatest). This week's interesting music releases: Ash: Islands The Bird and the Bee: Interpreting the Maste...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Malkmus, David, Paul Mccartney, Courtney Barnett, Tonya, Ryley Walker, Joan Armatrading, Ziggy Marley, James Bay, Nellie McKay, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ray LaMontagne, John Wesley Harding, Daryl Hall John Oates