Asheville, NC folk rock quarter River Whyless will release Monoflora, their fourth full-length album and first without an outside producer since their 2012 debut, this Friday (4/8). It continues down the more layered, ambitious path of its 2018 predecessor Kindness, A Rebel, but with a more earthy, organic feel, putting a greater emphasis on warm acoustic guitars and lush violin after getting a little more electric on the last LP. There's a hint of psychedelia in there too, and with three members who sing, Monoflora is filled with gorgeous harmonies that really drive these songs home. Fans of anything from CSNY to newer groups like Bonny Light Horseman and Fleet Foxes, don't miss out on this one. A full stream premieres via the YouTube playlist below.

"Our new album, Monoflora, is at last ready for consumption," the band tells us. "It is spring, literally and metaphorically: the cherry trees and dogwoods are blooming and music is a thing we again share with you in communion. Recorded and produced by us right here in Asheville, Monoflora is handmade, through and through, and we’re pleased and eager for its release into the wider world. Come see us on tour."

Their tour begins this Saturday (4/9), and there's a NYC show on April 15 at Mercury Lounge with Allegra Krieger. All dates are listed below.

River Whyless -- 2022 Tour Dates
April 9 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
April 10 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
April 11 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
April 12 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
April 13 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy
April 15 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
April 16 - Natick, MA - Center for the Arts
April 20 - Richmond, VA - Tin Pan
April 21 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
April 22 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Back Room
April 23 - Winston-Salem, NC - The Ramkat
Aug 18 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
Aug 19 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
Aug 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Aug 24 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Aug 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Aug 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
Aug 28 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Aug 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum
Aug 31 - Santa Fe, NM - Tumbleroot Brewery
Sept 1 - Denver CO - Levitt Pavilion

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