RIYL: rambling folk music from the 60s and 70s

Label: Dead Oceans

2015’s cerebral folk instaclassic Primrose Green put Ryley Walker on the map, splintering into top 5s in many different music camps.  The psychedelicized parties were smitten with Walker’s off-kilter acoustic sorcery, the folkheads stroked their beards in amazement as Primrose took them on enchanting jazzy paths they’d never dared to tread, and the indie landscape as a whole welcomed this bright-eyed oddity/prodigy into their world, an overwhelmingly fresh breath of air in their sea of homogenous genres.  Well, my friends, Ramblin’ Ryley is back.

Newest single The Halfwit In Me is a triumphant return to Walker’s budding style, a double nod to his experimental folk forefathers in the 60s and 70s, but a confident and articulate voice for his own generation with his unique additives and supplements.  It’s as joyful and carefree as you remember him.  Listen to it below.

Primrose Green sold out quite quick through Dead Oceans in early 2015, so even though no quantity has been expressed, I imagine this will sell out as well.  A double vinyl album for $23 is a pretty solid deal!

The Details

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung "Deep Cuts Edition" on 2xLP Pink Frost & Sea Foam Blue color vinyl

Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s), redeemable two weeks before release date on August 5, 2016

Price $22.99

Listen to The Halfwit in Me on Soundcloud

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