Ryley Walker :: A Roundup

It’s been a busy decade for singer-songwriter Ryley Walker – is he the hardest working man in indie rock? Maybe. This year has been typically action-packed, even if he hasn’t released a new solo album. Read on for a roundup of recent Ryley action.

Ryley Walker: The Fivethirteen Sessions

June 22, join Ryley Walker and Aquarium Drunkard to benefit the ACLU at Trans Pecos in Queens, New York, To prep, give this a spin. Recorded at Fivethirteen Recording in Arizona in the fall of 2016, this collection finds Walker, drummer Ryan Jewell, and bassist Anton Hatwich working through a set of new, experimental recordings. In many ways, they presage the direction Walker and co. would take on Deafman Glance and The Lillywhite Sessions—knotty, electric, and searching. We previously shared these recordings, along with a loopy, freewheeling interview, as part of our Transmissions podcast series, but we’re presenting them here now on their own. Enjoy, and get your tickets to see Walker and friends live in Queens right here.

Health&Beauty :: No Scare

There’s an enjoyably perplexing quality to Chicago trio Heath&Beauty’s new album, No Scare . Opening with “Back to the Place” – its title indicative of the sidewise humor which marks the songs of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Brian J. Sulpizio […]

Ryley Walker :: The Halfwit In Me

We’ll save you the usual litany / free association of artists Ryley Walker deftly channels and allow you to just…listen. You’re welcome. Produced by fellow Chicagoan LeRoy Bach, Walker’s third lp Golden Sings That Have Been Sung […]