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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
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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." The Lillywhite Sessions is due out November 16 via Dead Oceans. Below is "Busted Stuff," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Walker's upcoming tour dates.

Dave Matthews Band recorded the original The Lillywhite Sessions in 1999 and 2000 with producer Steve Lillywhite, as the follow-up to 1998's Before These Crowded Streets. The band's label rejected the album and Matthews instead teamed with producer Glen Ballard to write a new album, which only took them 10 days to write and resulted in 2001's Everyday. The Lillywhite Sessions leaked to the Internet soon after Everyday's release, in the days of Napster, and some fans preferred it to Everyday. The Lillywhite Sessions were never officially released, but most of its songs were reworked (sometimes with new lyrics) and re-recorded with producer Stephen Harris for the band's 2002 album Busted Stuff. Dave Mathews Band have been very successful, all but their first two albums have debuted at #1 on the Billboard album charts, but they aren't what you would call a cool band, or at least one that's been all that embraced by indie rock fans and musicians. Walker, however, grew up listening to them. As a press release puts it: "When he was a kid growing up in the Rust Belt suburbs of Chicago, worlds away from the city's cultural stronghold, the Dave Matthews Band taught him how to play and love music." The album features Walker's frequent collaborators Andrew Scott Young and Ryan Jewell.

To be honest, here at Under the Radar we were sent an advance promo copy of Walker's The Lillywhite Sessions a few weeks back and had no idea it was a Dave Matthews Band covers album until now and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Hopefully Walker fans won't be put off by the album's origin and Dave Matthews Band fans will discover Walker. When Walker performs in Charlottesville, VA on December 17 it will be interesting to see if longtime Charlottesville resident Dave Matthews shows up.

The Lillywhite Sessions Tracklist:

1. Busted Stuff
2. Grey Street
3. Diggin' A Ditch
4. Sweet Up And Down
5. JTR
6. Big Eyed Fish
7. Grace Is Gone
8. Captain
9. Bartender
10. Monkey Man
11. Kit Kat Jam
12. Raven

Ryley Walker Tour Dates:

Mon. Sept. 24 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar +
Tue. Sept. 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall +
Wed. Sept. 26 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern +
Thu. Sept. 27 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Gardens - Great Escape Series
Fri. Sept. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
Sat. Sept. 29 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall +
Sun. Sept. 30 - Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery +
Tue. Oct. 2 - Omaha, NE @  Slowdown +
Wed. Oct. 3 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag +
Thu. Oct. 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry +
Fri. Oct. 5 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon +
Sat. Oct. 6 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom @ Colectivo +
Tue. Nov. 6 - Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club
Wed. Nov. 7 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas
Thu. Nov. 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
Fri. Nov. 9 - Wangels, Germany @ Rolling Stone Weekender
Sat. Nov. 10 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who? **
Sat. Nov. 10 - Groningen, Netherlands @ ROCKIT Festival
Sun. Nov. 11 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ Sonic City Festival
Mon. Nov. 12 - Middelburg, Netherlands @ Kloveniersdoelen 
Tue. Nov. 13 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique *
Wed. Nov. 14 - Köln, Germany @ Artheater *
Thu. Nov. 15 - Bern, Switzerland @ ISC Club *
Fri. Nov. 16 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F *
Sat. Nov. 17 - Rust, Germany @ Rolling Stone Park
Mon. Nov. 19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar *
Tue. Nov. 20 - Madrid, Spain @ El Intruso *
Wed. Nov. 21 - Sevilla, Spain @ Sala X *
Thu. Nov. 22 - Lisbon, Portugal @ ZDB *
Sat. Nov. 24 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Badabada *
Sun. Nov. 25 - Limoges, France @ Le Phare
Mon. Nov. 26 - Lille, France @ Le Bar Bulle de la Maison Folie Moulins
Tue. Nov. 27 - London, UK @ Scala *
Wed. Nov. 28 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece *
Thu. Nov. 29 - Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall *
Fri. Nov. 30 - Brighton, UK @ The Old Market *
Sat. Dec. 1 - Paris, France @ Point Ephemere *
Sun. Dec. 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord *
Wed. Dec. 5 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Recital Hall ++
Thu. Dec. 6 - Detroit, MI @ El Club ++
Fri. Dec. 7 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G ++
Sat. Dec. 8 - Montreal, QC @ L'Esco ++
Sun. Dec. 9 - Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery ++
Mon. Dec. 10 - Greenfield, MA @ Root Cellar ++
Tue. Dec. 11 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott ++
Wed. Dec. 12 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre ++
Thu. Dec. 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ++
Fri. Dec. 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right ++ 
Sat. Dec. 15 - Montclair, NJ @ Outpost In The Burbs ++
Sun. Dec. 16 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd ++
Mon. Dec. 17 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Tue. Dec. 18 - Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light ++
Wed. Dec. 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn ++
Thu. Dec. 20 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement ++
Fri. Dec. 21 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret ++
Fri. Dec. 28 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ***
 
+ with Health&Beauty
* with Andrew Tuttle
** collaborative set with Kikagaku Moyo
++ with Mute Duo
*** with Ohmme and Ben Lamar Gay

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