Entries tagged with: The Black Ryder
photos by P Squared
JAMC @ T5, 9/24/2015
"For a few years now, people had been trying to get us to do Psychocandy shows, and there didn't really seem much point to us [until] someone brought up the idea of a 30th-anniversary tour," says Jim Reid, now 53, in a soft-spoken Scottish burr. "So we took it a bit more seriously, [thinking that] if we wait any later it's going to be basically too late. William and myself had a good think and started to weigh out the pros and cons, and it seemed there were more reasons for doing it than not. We'd never performed a lot of the songs on the album live. It seemed like a good idea to go out and do those tunes." - [Village Voice]The Jesus and Mary Chain are on the last few dates of their North American tour celebrating Psychocandy's 30th anniversary. That tour hit NYC's Terminal 5 last week for two shows (September 24 & 25). Both had the same setlists: an eight-song "hits" set followed by Psychocandy in full, with Aimee Nash from openers The Black Ryder joining the band to sing on "Just Like Honey." More pics (including ones of The Black Ryder) from the first night, plus the setlist, below...
photo: JAMC @ Levitation 2015 (more by PSquared)
The Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy 30th Anniversary tour comes to NYC on September 24 at Terminal 5. Tickets are still available but they've added a second show show at T5 the following night (9/25). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday at noon.
Like the rest of their North American Psychocandy tour, the T5 shows are with The Black Ryder whose singer Aimee Nash has been coming out to sing backing vocals on JAMC's "Just Like Honey." Since we last posted, more East Coast shows have been added, including DC, Boston and New Haven, CT. All dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
The Black Ryder's new album, The Door Behind the Door, is out February 24 via The Anti-Machine Machine. Produced by core duo Scott Von Ryper and Miss Aimee Nash, it's a gorgeous record of what you could call widescreen psych, with crashing drums, deep layers of guitars, mellotrons, and swelling choruses, all working in harmony. (If you like Besnard Lakes or Slowdive, do check this out.) The band have just shared my favorite song from the album, "Let Me Be Your Light," which really shows off the scope of the new album. Stream it below.
You can still get tickets to The Black Ryder's NYC show at Mercury Lounge on March 10, which is with local psych rock band White Hills. After that, the band will head to the UK for a few shows before returning to open for The Jesus and Mary Chain's North American Psychocandy shows. Still no NYC JAMC show announced, but all Black Ryder dates are listed below.
photo: Nude Beach at 4Knots 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's raucous power-pop band Nude Beach released their latest album, 77, last October via Don Giovanni and they've now dropped a new single culled from the 77 sessions, the shimmering and carefree "Been Waitin'." Listen below.
They've also got a handful of dates coming up, and play their hometown a few times during the run. The first is this Thursday (1/22) at Bowery Ballroom as an opener on the previously discussed Amen Dunes / Kevin Morby show. Tickets are still available. Then, as mentioned, they play the first night of the three Don Giovanni showcases at Knitting Factory on February 6 with Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine, Crow Bait and host Chris Gethard. Tickets for that one are still available too.
Lastly, they've got a newly-announced show happening at Bell House on April 3 with White Hills. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (1/23) at noon. All dates are listed below.
In news related to this Thursday's show, Amen Dunes just released the new Cowboy Worship EP through Sacred Bones Records which includes reworked versions of four songs from last year's Love, one from 2011's Through Donkey Jaw, and a cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" featuring Hubble (aka Ben Greenberg, ex-The Men, also of Uniform). Listen to that one below.
Also, Kevin Morby's band with Cassie Ramone, The Babies, have a new digital single out on Woodsist with two previously-unreleased b-sides. Listen to one of those, "Got Old," below.
As for noisy psych rockers White Hills, they also have a number of dates coming up in addition to that Bell House show with Nude Beach. Their tour includes stops at ATP Iceland, Primavera Sound and another NYC show happening at Mercury Lounge on March 10 with Australia's The Black Ryder. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates for Nude Beach and White Hills, as well as the Nude Beach, Amen Dunes and Babies song streams, below...
Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
The annual Austin Psych Fest, which they've renamed "Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation" (more on that below), happens this year from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup was just revealed and it's looking pretty crazy. There's The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Weekend passes are on sale now and check out the full initial lineup below.
As for the name change of the fest to Levitation:
Over the years, countless other "psych fest" events have popped up around the globe - music communities all over the world are gathering together and celebrating music and art together. This is an amazing thing and we are proud to be a part of it.The APF folks have been doing a sister festival in France called "Levitation" since 2013.
In 2015 we are redefining what we're doing with a renewed focus on the music we love, and to mark that change the festival is taking on a new name: LEVITATION. The title comes from one of our favorite tracks from Austin legends The 13th Floor Elevators, who have provided us with endless inspiration. Their music and message transcended genre - they were true innovators.
Lineup, poster and announcement video for Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation, below...
by Bill Pearis
It's been a while (nearly five years) but Australian duo The Black Ryder are back with a new album, The Door Behind the Door, which is out in February via The Anti-Machine Machine. Scott Von Ryper and Miss Aimee Nash produced the record themselves and it's more of their gorgeous, expansive psych rock. If you like Besnard Lakes, Primal Scream, and Brian Jonestown Massacre, this is on the high end of that spectrum. Get a first taste via "Santaria" from the LP which is streaming, along with an album trailer, below.
The Black Ryder, who now call Los Angeles home, have a few dates around the release of their album, including one in NYC at Mercury Lounge on March 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/5) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning at noon on Wednesday (12/3). The only other date they've announced at this point is one in San Francisco in February.
Song stream, video and tour schedule below...
Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.
Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.
Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.
In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.