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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

Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, John Lurie & more artists pay tribute to Glenn Branca

Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, John Lurie, Cedric Bixler Zavala (ATDI, Mars Volta), Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Ryley Walker, Blanck Mass, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Chris Traynor (Orange 9mm, Helmet) and more pay tribute to the late legend. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, Thursday, Ryley Walker, Thurston Moore, Cedric Bixler Zavala, Glenn Branca, Noveller, Greys, BrooklynVegan Staff, Hookworms, Blanck Mass, Geoff Rickly, John Lurie, Slow Mass, Chris Traynor

Lee Ranaldo, John Lurie, Cedric Bixler & more artists pay tribute to Glenn Branca

Lee Ranaldo, John Lurie, Cedric Bixler Zavala (ATDI, Mars Volta), Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Ryley Walker, Blanck Mass, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Chris Traynor (Orange 9mm, Helmet) and more pay tribute to the late legend. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, Thursday, Ryley Walker, Cedric Bixler Zavala, Glenn Branca, Noveller, Greys, BrooklynVegan Staff, Hookworms, Blanck Mass, Geoff Rickly, John Lurie, Slow Mass, Chris Traynor, Issue Project Room

artists pay tribute to Glenn Branca

John Lurie, Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Ryley Walker, Blanck Mass, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Chris Traynor (Orange 9mm, Helmet) and more pay tribute to the late legend. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Music News, Thursday, Ryley Walker, Glenn Branca, Noveller, Greys, BrooklynVegan Staff, Hookworms, Blanck Mass, John Lurie, Slow Mass, Chris Traynor, Issue Project Room, John Lurie Geoff Rickly

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So how's music doing in this, the first week of The Age Of Grusk? (Or Mimes, if you prefer.) Well, we got new albums from rock stalwarts Beach House, Arctic Monkeys, and Charlie Puth. A really promising artist, Illuminati Hotties, had their debut named as our Album Of The Week. More »
Tags: Music, Pronoun, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Ryley Walker, Charlie Puth, Kero Kero Bonito, Childish Gambino, Late Bloomer, Illuminati Hotties, Beach House Arctic Monkeys

Introducing The Real Ryley Walker

“I was not made to be a Lower East Side model,” Ryley Walker cracks as I force him, for the purposes of splashy journalistic representation, to act like a Lower East Side model. We are walking around the Manhattan neighborhood in question, Walker a rapid-fire mixture of rapt observations on the city around him, jocular … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Manhattan, Ryley Walker, Walker, Lower East Side

Ryley Walker shares "Spoil With The Rest" from new LP, announces headline tour

Ryley Walker has shared "Spoil with the Rest," which is off his forthcoming album, , that's out next week (5/18) via Dead Oceans. With this album, Ryley consciously moved away from his more improvisational style to more structured songwriting... [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Ryley Walker, Bill Pearis, Ryley

Shorties (Emil Ferris Awarded the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year, New Dirty Projectors Music, and more)

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris has been awarded the 2018 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. Stream a new Dirty Projectors song. May's best eBook deals. Stream a new Wild Pink song. Jennifer Natalya Fink discussed her novel Bhopal Dance with BOMB. Shakey Graves discussed his new album Can't Wake Up with Austin360. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion Stream a new song by Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers. Senator John Mc...
Tags: Music, David, Joan Didion, John Mccain, South Carolina, Ryley Walker, Youth Lagoon, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Pitchfork, V Club, Rachel Kushner, Wild Pink, Melissa Broder, Jen Silverman, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Emil Ferris

Huichica East 2018 lineup: Amen Dunes, Allah-Las, Bettye LaVette, Mercury Rev, more

Huichica East happens August 24-26 at Chaseholm Farm in NY's Hudson Valley and also features Robyn Hitchcock, Vetiver, the first Espers show since 2009, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Fruit Bats, Ny, Music News, Tour Dates, Sonny Smith, Ryley Walker, Amen Dunes, Iceage, Bill Pearis, Robyn Hitchcock, Mercury Rev, Hudson Valley, Bettye LaVette, Hailu Mergia, Vetiver

Shorties (April's Best Genre-Bending Books, A Profile of Kim Deal, and more) recommended April's best genre-bending books. The Cut profiled Kim Deal of the Breeders. recommended noir novels that defined the Cold War. Stream a new Haley Heynderickx song. Leesa Cross-Smith shared an essay and a playlist at the Oxford American. John Vanderslice talked about his Tiny Telephone recording studio with KALW. Emily Nemens, co-editor of The Southern Review, has been named editor of the Paris Review. Stream a new song by The Get Up Kids. Michael...
Tags: Music, Texas, North Korea, America, David, Vogue, Elton John, Baltimore, Ryley Walker, Phoebe Bridgers, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Michael Imperioli, Bettye LaVette, John Vanderslice, Kim Deal