Category Rock

RYLEY WALKER // PRIMROSE GREEN (DEAD OCEANS)

POST-AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GUITAR STRUMMING & PICKING. THE BAND COMBINES MEMBERS OF CHICAGO POST-ROCK & JASS OUTFITS. ACOUSTIC PASTORAL W/ LUSH PIANO & STRINGS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 RIYL: TIM BUCKLEY, STEVE GUNN, KURT VILE

SKI LODGE // TRUST (S/R)

LUSH SYNTH-POP W/ HEAD-BOPPING BEATS, RETRP-BOUNCING RIFFS, AIRY SOUNDSCAPES, MORRISSEY-ESQUE VOCALS. MODERN 80’S BRITPOP. TRACK 3 IS A REMIX BY TENNIS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3 RIYL: WILD NOTHING, THE SMITHS, PURE BATHING CULTURE, SOFT SWELLS, THE DRUMS

OF MONTREAL // AUREATE GLOOM (POLYVINYL)

13TH LP TAKES ON 70’S GLAM ROCK. STARTS OFF W/ BLACK SABBATH GUITAR RIFFS THEN TURNS TO DISCO. RAW, EDGY & HEAVIER THAN USUAL. PLAY: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9 FCC: 3, 6, 8 RIYL: FOXYGEN, MGMT, TELEVISION, T. REX, SONIC YOUTH

WILL BUTLER // POLICY (MERGE)

ARCADE FIRE MEMBER (WIN BUTLERS BROTHER). MULTI-FACETED DEBUT. FRENETIC AMERICAN ROCK INSPIRED BY BOB DYLAN, THE BREEDERS, GHOSTFACE KILLAH.GARAGE-ROCK & PUNK-LEANING JAMS AND 80’S NEW WAVE W/ SYNTHS. PLAY: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 FCC: 1, 4 RIYL: ARCADE FIRE, PETER GABRIEL

THE BLACK RYDER // THE DOOR BEHIND THE DOOR (THE ANTI-MACHINE MACHINE)

DREAMY MELLOW SHOEGAZE W/ ACOUSTIC GUITARS, DISTORTION, LAYERS & SULTRY VOCALS. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 RIYL: MAZZY STAR, TAMARYN

DIAMOND RUGS // COSMETICS (SYCAMORE)

GRITTY ROCK’N’ROLL SUPERGROUP (MEMBERS OF DEER TOCK, BLACK LIPS, DEAD CONFEDERATE, LOS LOBOS). EPIC BAR-BAND ANTHEMS W/ 50’S COUNTRY 7 60’S BRITISH INVASION. HORNS, SYNTHS, ORGANS AND MULTIPLE VOCALS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 FCC: 5 RIYL: DEER TICK, BLACK LIPS

TALL TALES AND THE SILVER LINING // TIGHTROPES (OTHER MUSIC)

MODERN INDIE-FOLK/ROCK FROM L.A. W/ 70’S AM RADIO INFLUENCES. 16 GUEST MUSICIANS & VOCALISTS. HEARTFELT W/ CATCHY HOOKS. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 RIYL: NEIL YOUNG, JACKSON BROWNE, THE SHINS

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