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
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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. The slightly awkwardly titled Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is due out August 19 via Dead Oceans. Below is the beautifully sprawling "The Halfwit in Me," the album's tracklist, Walker's tour dates, and the album's cover art.

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is the follow-up to 2015's Primrose Green, an album that garnered the singer/songwriter/guitarist a slightly larger audience and more critical acclaim. The album was recorded in Chicago over the 2015 Christmas break and was produced by sometime Wilco multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach. "It was everything I wanted it to be," Walker says of the sessions in a press release. "I would go to LeRoy's house every other day with a riff, and we would take it from there." 

Read our 2015 Artist Survey interview with Walker.

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung Tracklist:

1. The Halfwit In Me
2. A Choir Apart
3. Funny Thing She Said
4. Sullen Mind
5. I Will Ask You Twice
6. The Roundabout
7. The Great And Undecided
8. Age Old Tale

Ryley Walker Tour Dates: 

June:

6th        US       Chicago, IL, Millenium Park ^
8th        IT        Ravenna, Beaches Brew festival
11th      CH       St. Gallen, Palace *
12th      BE       Liege, Reflektor *
14th      Lux      Luxembourg, Rockhal *
15th      UK       London, Oval Space *
16th      BE       Ghent, DOK *
17th      FR        Paris, Le Petit Bain
19th      NL       Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret festival
20th      DE       Leipzig, Werk 2 *
22nd     CZ       Prague, Lucerna Music Bar *
24th      NO       Oslo, Piknik i Parken festival
 
July:

8th        CA       Winnipeg Folk Festival
9th        CA       Winnipeg Folk Festival
22nd     ES        San Sebastian, Heineken Jazzaldia
29th      UK       Cornwall, Port Eliot festival
 
August:

2nd       UK       Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club **
3rd        UK       Nottingham, Glee Club **
4th        UK       Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre **
5th        UK       Hastings, St Mary's in the Castle **
6th        UK       London, Caught by the River Thames
8th        UK       Cardiff, The Globe ^^
9th        UK       Leamingdon Spa, Zephyr Lounge ^^
10th      UK       York, The Crescent ^^
12th      UK       Guildford, St. Mary's ^^
18th      PT        Praia do Tabuao, Parades de Coura
19th      UK       London, Rough Trade East instore
20th      UK       Brecon Beacons, Green Man festival
25th      US       Chicago, IL, Empty Bottle
 
September:

14th      US       Bloomington, IN, The Bishop
15th      US       Nashville, TN, The East End
17th      US       Bristol, VA, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
18th      US       Bristol, VA, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
21st      US       Sonoma, CA, Gundlach Bundschu Winery ***
26th      US       Pittsburgh, PA, Club Cafe
27th      US       Columbus, OH, Wexner Center @ Ohio State
29th      US       Madison, WI, The Frequency
30th      US       Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
 
October:

1st        US       Davenport, IA, Daytrotter
4th        US       Salt Lake CIty, UT, Kilby Court
5th        US       Boise, ID, Neurolox
8th        US       Seattle, WA, Barboza
9th        US       Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
11th      US       Felton, CA, Don Quiotxe Music Hall
12th      US       San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
14th      US       San Diego, CA, Soda Bar
15th      US       Joshua Tree, CA, Desert Daze Festival
17th      US       Santa Fe, NM, Meow Wolf
24th      US       Athens, GA, Calendonia Lounge
25th      US       Asheville, NC, The Mothlight
26th      US       Washington, DC, DC9
27th      US       Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle
28th      US       Hudson, NY, The Half Moon
29th      US       Northampton, MA, Iron Horse Music Hall
30th      US       Providence, RI, ColumbusTheatre
 
November:

1st        US       Boston, MA, Cafe 939
2nd       US       New Haven, CT, BAR
3rd        US       Brooklyn, NY, The Market Hotel
7th        NL       Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord
8th        NL       Groningen, Vera
9th        FR        Paris, Espace B
10th      BE       Brussels, AB Club
11th      BE       Bruge, Cactus
12th      NL       Utrecht, Le Guess Who? festival
13th      UK       Brighton, The Haunt
14th      UK       Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15th      UK       Glasgow, Broadcast
17th      UK       London, Islington Assembly Hall
20th      ES        Barcelona, Sidecar
21st      ES        Valencia, Loco Club
22nd     ES        Cadiz, Aulario de la Bomba
23rd     ES        Madrid, Siroco
26th      FR        Lyon, Le Sonic
29th      CH       Lausanne, Le Bourg
30th      DE       Schorndorf, Manufaktur
 
December:

1st        DE       Erlangen, E-Werk
2nd       DE       Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
5th        SE        Stockholm, Bryggarsalen
6th        DK       Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
7th        DE       Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
 
^ with Blonde Redhead (Ryley and band)
* with Destroyer (Ryley solo)
** with Danny Thompson (duo shows)
^^ Ryley solo show
*** with Iron & Wine



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