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

Ryley Walker photo sets

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

News

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

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

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