Ryley Walker — at Chopin Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, March 30, 2015

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at Chopin Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, March 30, 2015

News

7 Best Songs of the Week: Karen O and Danger Mouse, Mercury Rev and Margo Price, and More

Plus Ryley Walker; The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; The Twilight Sad; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 16, 2018

This the closest we've come in awhile to skipping Songs of the Week due to a lack of truly worthy songs. But we were able to at least come up with a Top 7 (as opposed to our usual Top 10), even if it includes two covers and two album tracks. One thing that saved it was our #1 song, which was released this morning. More

Album of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen

Merrie Land Out Now via Studio 13

Nov 16, 2018

The Good, The Bad, & The Queen released their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land, today via Studio 13 and it's our Album of the Week. More

Ryley Walker – Stream the New Dave Matthews Band Covers Album

The Lillywhite Sessions Out Now via Dead Oceans

Nov 16, 2018

Ryley Walker released a great new album, Deafman Glance, only back in May via Dead Oceans. But today he has released another new album, The Lillywhite Sessions, also via Dead Oceans. It's not your average follow-up album. Instead he has taken an unreleased Dave Matthews Band album from 2001 and covered it track-for-track. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Ryley Walker Shares New Track “Diggin’ a Ditch” (Dave Matthews Band Cover)

The Lillywhite Sessions Due Out November 16 via Dead Oceans

Oct 23, 2018

Ryley Walker is already releasing another new album, The Lillywhite Sessions, on November 16, via Dead Oceans. It's not your average follow-up album. Instead he has taken an unreleased Dave Matthews Band album from 2001 and covered it track-for-track. Now he has shared another track from the album, "Diggin' a Ditch." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Ryley Walker Announces New Album Covering Lost Dave Matthews Band Album; Shares Track

The Lillywhite Sessions Due Out November 16 via Dead Oceans; Listen to “Busted Stuff”

Sep 24, 2018

Ryley Walker just released a great new album, Deafman Glance, back in May via Dead Oceans. Now he has already announced a new album, The Lillywhite Sessions, but it's not your average follow-up album. Instead he has taken an unreleased Dave Matthews Band album from 2001 and covered it track-for-track. He has shared the album's first single, "Busted Stuff." More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

Album of the Week: Courtney Barnett

Tell Me How You Really Feel Out Today via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records

May 18, 2018

In the now four years since her double EP A Sea of Split Peas announced Courtney Barnett as a force to be reckoned with in the indie singer/songwriter sphere, there has been little-to-no let up in the proficiency of this Australian 30-year-old. More

Ryley Walker Shares New Song “Spoil With the Rest”

Deafman Glance Due Out May 18 via Dead Oceans

May 09, 2018

Ryley Walker is releasing a new albumDeafman Glance, on May 18 via Dead Oceans. Now he has shared another song from the record, "Spoil With the Rest." Listen below, followed by Walker's upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it's just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it's a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

Ryley Walker Shares New Song “Opposite Middle”

Deafman Glance Due Out May 18 via Dead Oceans

Apr 05, 2018

Ryley Walker is releasing a new albumDeafman Glance, on May 18 via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared the album's lush flute-backed six-and-a-half-minute long first single, "Telluride Speed" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Opposite Middle." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tracyanne & Danny, Natalie Prass, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus Ryley Walker, Young Fathers, Lost Under Heaven, Gwenno, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 02, 2018

It was another good week for new songs. Any of our Top 3 songs could've been our #1 and we also quite enjoyed CHVRCHES' collaboration with The National's Matt Berninger (on a weaker week that probably would've been #1).  More

Feb 28, 2018

Ryley Walker has announced a new album, Deafman Glance, and shared its first single, "Telluride Speed." Deafman Glance is due out May 18 via Dead Oceans. Listen to "Telluride Speed" speed below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Walker's upcoming tour dates. More

Feb 06, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is a new anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

Watch: Ryley Walker - “The Roundabout” Video

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Due Out August 19 via Dead Oceans

Jul 27, 2016

Ryley Walker is releasing a new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, on August 19 via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared its first two singles, "The Halfwit in Me" and "The Roundabout." Now "The Roundabout" has a video. More

Listen: Ryley Walker - “The Roundabout”

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Due Out August 19 via Dead Oceans

Jul 07, 2016

Ryley Walker is releasing a new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, on August 19 via Dead Oceans. Previously he shared its first single, "The Halfwit in Me." Now we have another song from the album, "The Roundabout." He's also added some dates to his touring schedule. Listen below, followed by all his upcoming tour dates. More

Ryley Walker Announces New Album and Tour Dates, Shares “The Halfwit in Me”

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Due Out August 19 via Dead Oceans

Jun 01, 2016

Ryley Walker has announced a new album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, and shared its first single, "The Halfwit in Me." He has also announced some tour dates.  More

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Apr 01, 2015

On March 30, guitar troubadour Ryley Walker stopped by Chiopin Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. More


Interviews

Ryley Walker on “Deafman Glance”

On a Rocket to the Sun

Oct 22, 2018

As anyone who have ever experienced it knows, a Ryley Walker show is never just about the music. He also takes time to chat to the audience, mixing rambling stories in with profane jokes, and he doesn't care what you think. "I guess some people might find it stupid but fuck 'em," the singer/songwriter/guitarist says. More

2015 Artist Survey: Ryley Walker

Walker on 2015's Best Albums, Music Streaming, and Getting Fired

Feb 11, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Ryley Walker. Walker's latest album, Primrose Green, was released last year via Dead Oceans.

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Reviews

The Lillywhite Sessions

The Lillywhite Sessions

Dead Oceans

Nov 16, 2018

Indie-rock cognoscenti: did you know there is a Dave Matthews album by the name Lillywhite Sessions? Some quick history for the uninitiated: More

Calexico and Ryley Walker, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, May 1 2018

May 22, 2018

As far as planning an evening of contrasts goes, you couldn't do much better than putting Calexico and Ryley Walker on the bill together. The former comes with nine albums and more than 20 years of raucous, high-tempo history, the latter is a man and his guitar. More

Deafman Glance

Deafman Glance

Dead Oceans

May 16, 2018

Everyone's favorite jester-come-jazz/folk troubadour, Ryley Walker, returns after 2016's well-received Golden Sings That Have Been Sung with an equally hazily idiosyncratic collection. The opener, "In Castle Dome," develops a lethargic psych saunter that dominates the album's feel and rhythm.  More

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Dead Oceans

Aug 15, 2016

Following the release of All Kinds of You (2014) and Primrose Green (2015), Midwestern troubadour Ryley Walker was met with near universal praise for his fingerpicking dexterity and ability to weave disparate strands of folk, jazz, and blues into a coherent whole.  More

Primrose Green

Primrose Green

Dead Oceans

May 26, 2015

On his second full-length, Chicago-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Ryley Walker continues to draw inspiration from the most virtuosic finger-pickers and vocalists of the late '60s and early '70s.  More