Jun 28, 2015
WEST COAST HEADLINE SHOWS PLUS MORE DATES WITH THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
THE BLACK RYDER ANNOUNCES WEST COAST HEADLINE SHOWS PLUS MORE DATES WITH THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
"One of the highlights of the entire day yesterday had to be The Black Ryder's performance. Holy shit. I had been waiting to see this band for years, and everything finally came together as I stood in the very front of the Levitation tent." NOISEY (@ Levitation / Austin Psych Festival)
The Black Ryder announces a run of West Coast headline dates as well as more shows with The Jesus & Mary Chain in August & September.
8/14 - Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ *
8/16 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV *
8/18 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
8/19 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
8/21 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
8/28 - The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
9/22 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *
9/24 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
9/27 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC *
9/29 - House of Blues - Boston, MA *
9/30 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT *
* = w/ The Jesus & Mary Chain
THE GUARDIAN: The Door Behind the Door, is beautifully slow burning, its grinding guitars and heavy layers of dark, feted romance akin to Spiritualized and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
PITCHFORK: The moaning feedback drone in "Seventh Moon" has the gorgeousness of a Neil Halstead lead, "Let Me Be Your Light" has a candy-kissed psychedelic swirl, strings and all, that serves as the perfect backdrop for Nash's whispery vocals, and "Until the Calm of Dawn" brings to mind the acid-fried Disneyfications of prime Mercury Rev, with a twinkly music box set against a sweeping orchestral arrangement.
NOISEY: The Black Ryder tends to swirl together breathy post-rock crescendos, plaintive shoegaze melodies, and psychedelic sprawl to create a greater, sprawling whole. The LA-based Australian duo does so to great effect on its latest record, The Door Behind the Door.
UNCUT MAGAZINE: 8/10 - Nu-shoegazers trip the dark fantastic. Offering black-on-black swirls of hypnotic psych gloom.
STEREOGUM: Ethereal drone, ceremonial percussion & dead-eyed harmonies carry on together until they build up to something sublime. There's never really a climax because the whole thing feels like one overwhelming wave of gorgeous noise.
LOUDER THAN WAR: They sound like the greatest band that Creation never released in their golden period and their blissful tripped out indie perfection is quite magical.