RIYL: Beachwood Sparks, Psychic Ills, Pacific Range, Moon Duo
Label: Thrill Jockey
Sea Captain of Wooden Shjips and one half of Moon Duo, Ripley Johnson’s psychedelic foundation has proved as expansive and fruitful as his lustrous Gandalf white beard. His third project, Rose City Band, began in 2019 and quickly picked up more steam than his other two acts combined, a cosmic Americana blend of early 70s country, soft motorik and acid-steeped arena jams. Whether you like to kick back with a cheap beer and some Flying Burrito Brothers, lose yourself in hazy festival grounds with fellow Deadheads or get misty-eyed when you hear the sound of a pedal steel, Rose City Band belongs in your heart and your record shelf.
Ripley’s third record, titled Earth Trip, is now up for preorder on Thrill Jockey. There are two packages that include a limited ‘wooden brown’ vinyl colorway. One package comes with rolling papers, a sticker and a super limited tote bag. Another comes with everything but the tote and will cost you $3 less. There is also a forest green variant that ships to the UK. Listen to the first single below and pick your poison after the ‘buy’ link.
Deluxe LP packaging, die-cut jacket with 4-color printing on both the outside and inside of the jacket, also with fully artworked heavy-weight cardstock printed inner sleeve and download card.
The Rambler Pack: Wood-colored vinyl with a super-limited Rose City Band tote bag, sticker, and special limited-edition rolling papers. We have a very limited number of these packs available - and these will only ship from the US - so if any worldwide fans are interested, check on Ripley's Bandcamp page.
The Porch Pack: Colored vinyl, sticker, plus rolling papers. Same as the Rambler Pack, these will only ship from the US - so if you worldwide freaks are interested, check on Ripley's Bandcamp page.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive