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. Â The psychedelicized parties were smitten with Walker’s off-kilter acoustic sorcery, the folkheads stroked their beards in amazement as Primrose took them onÂ 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. Â Well, my friends,Â 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 uniqueÂ additives and supplements. Â It’s as joyful and carefree as you remember him. Â 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. Â A double vinyl album for $23 is a pretty solid deal!
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
Listen to The Halfwit in Me on Soundcloud
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive