Aug 11, 2015

WEST COAST GUESTS ANNOUNCED + DATES WITH THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN

In support of their new album, “The Door Behind The Door”, The Black Ryder will be embarking on a run of headlining west coast dates in August. The band will also be re-joining The Jesus & Mary Chain on the second leg of their U.S. tour, following their previous critically acclaimed sold out North American dates together.
 
The Black Ryder have curated their upcoming headline shows with very Special Guests Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in San Francisco; The Vacant Lots and Tennis System in Los Angeles; Rick Bain & The Genius Position in Portland; and Daydream Machine in Seattle
 
These are likely to be the last shows the band will play this year, and with such great special guests in each city, you won't want to miss out.
 
TOUR DATES:
 
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 *
9/25 - 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 Door Behind The Door is available to order via iTunes  & CD/Vinyl @ Amazon

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.
 
TOUR DATES:
 
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.

Feb 9, 2015

New music premiere via Entertainment Weekly + TBR as special guests for The Jesus and Mary Chain’s U.S. tour

STREAM: “Let Me Be Your Light” – 
VIDEO: “Seventh Moon” – 

‘Let Me Be Your Light’ comes from The Black Ryder’s upcoming new album The Door Behind The Door, which will be released on February 24. The album is already drawing positive comparisons in the press to notable acts such as Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Rós, & Slowdive.

Following a string of USA/UK headline shows in March, the band will head out on tour in support of The Jesus and Mary Chain, on their 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy tour.

TOUR DATES:

02/24 – San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop @ Rickshaw Stop
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
03/10 – New York – Mercury Lounge
03/13 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
03/14 – Manchester, UK – Antwerp Mansion / Cosmosis Festival
03/15 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/16 – London, UK – Birthdays
05/03 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall $
05/05 – Chicago, IL – Riviera $
05/07 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory $
05/09 – Austin, TX – Levitation / Austin Psych Fest $
05/11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre $
05/13 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre $
05/14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox $

$ = w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain

What the press has said about The Black Ryder:

"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.” -The Guardian

“The Black Ryder tends to swirl together breathy post-rock crescendos, plaintive shoegaze melodies, and psychedelic sprawl to create a greater, sprawling whole.”– Noisey

“The perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way)…just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.” - Rolling Stone   

“They sound like the greatest band that Creation never released in their golden period and their blissful tripped out indie perfection is quite magical.” – Louder Than War

“Ethereal drone, ceremonial percussion, and 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.” – Stereogum

thedoorbehindthedoor

The Black Ryder 
The Door Behind The Door  
(The Anti-Machine Machine) 
Street Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Pre-order it here 
Pre-order via Amazon 

Jan 27, 2015

THE BLACK RYDER SHARES 'SEVENTH MOON' SHORT FILM VIA NOISEY

theblackryderThe 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.” -The Guardian

‘Seventh Moon’ comes from The Black Ryder’s upcoming new album The Door Behind The Door, which will be released on February 24. The album is already drawing positive comparisons in the press to notable acts such as Spiritualized, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sigur Rós, & Slowdive.

The Guardian shared a glowing write up on the new album last week, Pitchfork recently listed the album as one of the “Records to look forward to” in the coming months. The album is also appearing on various other media’s most anticipated albums including Grimy Goods and Tuned Up. Drowned In Sound picked up opening single ‘Santaria’ for their Some Velvet Mixtape of 2014; & Louder Than War premiered ‘Seventh Moon’ in the UK noting “They sound like the greatest band that Creation never released in their golden period and their blissful tripped out indie perfection is quite magical.”

Following a string of USA/UK headline shows in March, the band will play ‘Levitation’ (Austin Psych Fest) in May alongside The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Flaming Lips, Spiritualized & Primal Scream. The Black Ryder have collaborated with members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Church, Swervedriver and The Laurels.

“Seventh Moon” film was directed by Tim Cadiente.

:: Watch clip & read full article at Noisey here ::

TOUR DATES:

2/24 San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop @ Rickshaw Stop
2/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
3/10 New York – Mercury Lounge &
3/13 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
3/14 Manchester, UK – Antwerp Mansion / Cosmosis Festival
3/15 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
3/16 London, UK – Birthdays *
5/08 Austin, TX – Levitation / Austin Psych Festival

* = w/ The Vacant Lots
& = w/ White Hills

What the press has said about The Black Ryder:

“The Black Ryder tends to swirl together breathy post-rock crescendos, plaintive shoegaze melodies, and psychedelic sprawl to create a greater, sprawling whole.” – Noisey

“The perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way)…just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.” – Rolling Stone   

“The Black Ryder have been making a great psychedelic noise for past few months that has culminated in their new album which will be their breakthrough moment.” – Louder Than War

“Ethereal drone, ceremonial percussion, and 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.”
– Stereogum

thedoorbehindthedoor

The Black Ryder 
The Door Behind The Door  
(The Anti-Machine Machine) 
Street Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Pre-order it here 
Pre-order via Amazon 
Track List:
1. babylon
2. seventh moon
3. the going up was worth the coming down
4. let me be your light
5. santaria
6. throwing stones
7. all that we are
8. until the calm of dawn
9. (le dernier sommeil) the final sleep
cover art image is a collaboration with LA based artist Suzy Poling

Nov 23, 2014

TBR TO PLAY NOISEY POP SAN FRANCISCO 24 FEBRUARY 2015

Very pleased to be playing at Noise Pop 2015, get your tickets here:

The Black Ryder @ Noise Pop 2015

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Nov 20, 2014

TBR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE 'DOOR BEHIND THE DOOR' TO BE RELEASED 24 FEB 2015

VIDEO: Album Trailer - youtube
STREAM: “Santaria” - soundcloud

The Black Ryder began writing the songs that would appear on The Door Behind The Door not long after finishing their acclaimed debut Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride in 2009. Engineered by Von Ryper and produced by he and Nash, The Door Behind The Door began to take shape soon after the band left Australia to tour America in 2010.

Says vocalist / songwriter Aimee Nash “Since releasing our first record we left Australia, toured America, relocated to Los Angeles, all the while trying to find our feet & get somewhat settled enough to write & produce this record. It also took some time to find the right scenario for releasing our music as well.”

Nash and Von Ryper’s iconoclastic collective proves as hard to pigeonhole as it is easy to love. Rolling Stone included Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride in its “50 Best Albums of the year”, praising its “sprawling, slow-burning psyche rock that paints creeping moods with layer upon layer of droney, blissed-out guitars and ethereal vocals…This is the perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way). Don’t come looking for big chorus or bubblegum blurts – just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.”

True to the group’s maverick m.o., The Door Behind The Door transforms The Black Ryder’s kaleidoscopic sound and vision into something even more vivid, uncompromising, and sublime, bringing in new textures and emotions that evolve as its nine-song cycle unfolds. “We wanted to create music that was layered, emotive & majestic,” says Nash. “You open one door, and you find there’s another, you keep moving through each door to the next not quite sure where you’re going or what to expect, but there’s something enticing & reassuring you that you’re moving in the right direction.” “The final track listing order was very deliberate, each track would morph into something completely different,” adds Von Ryper. “The whole idea is that it is a journey where, as a track finishes, one door might lead to ascension, whereas another may be a descent.”

Buy The Ticket… became an underground phenomenon; tracks from the album appeared in TV shows like House, Damages; Fashion brand Diesel closed out their NYC fashion week show in 2010 with “Let It Go”; iconic Australian Jewelry designers MANIAMANIA featured the bands music on numerous campaigns including The Third Mind (modeled by Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw & premiered in the NY Times); Nash also sang on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club track “Done All Wrong” which appeared on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. Despite this success, however, Nash and Von Ryper split as a couple and divorced. The pair remains close confidantes and musical collaborators, however, with Von Ryper moving with Nash across the world to Los Angeles.

Due to the deeply personal nature of The Door Behind The Door‘s creation, Nash and Von Ryper are taking the reins for its release, putting it out worldwide on the band’s own imprint The Anti-Machine Machine in conjunction with The Orchard. After working with EMI Music Australia and Mexican Summer to release Buy The Ticket…, the duo decided to self-produce and release The Door Behind The Door in an effort to preserve the album’s uncompromised genesis. “We have a very specific vision for what it is we want to do here,” Nash says. “We had to keep moving & creating & evolving until we found the right fit as we saw & heard it. From the music production to the artwork & imagery, to wanting to release this on our own label, to the live performance.”

“We’ve been hands on in all facets of making & releasing our music. This approach may have taken more time to get to this point where we are finally releasing our music, but as the pieces are falling into place it’s quite a wonderful feeling knowing that our imaginations have brought us here to now with an album that we’re both proud of.”
-Matt Diehl

Band photo by Kristin Cofer

What the press has said about The Black Ryder:

STEREOGUM: “Etheral drone, ceremonial percussion, and dead-eyed harmonies carry on together until they build up to someting sublime. There’s never really a climax because the whole thing feels like one overwhelming wave of gorgeous noise.”

PITCHFORK: “To Never Know You” and “Let It Go” will trigger an instant gratification for the heavy-lidded, as Aimee Nash’s vocals coo almost subliminally… And then there are those guitars, where there’s not much in the way of attack and release, but plenty of sustain and decay, every wide-open chord wobbling like it’s embedded in some sort of gelatin”

ROLLING STONE: (included in 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2010) “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride is sprawling, slow-burning psyche rock that paints creeping moods with layer upon layer of drony, blissed-out guitars and etheral vocals…. This is the perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way). Don’t come looking for big chorus or bubblegum blurts – just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.”

NYLON MAGAZINE: “Their music is spiked with feedback the way a murder cocktail is spiked with arsenic, but it’s the dreamy vocals of singer Aimee Nash that somehow turns the band into something more than a trippy daydream of chords. For times in need of mellowness – like Mondays, definitely – we highly recommend turning up your computer speakers and streaming their stuff online. Just don’t forget to breathe.” (BAND CRUSH)

The Black Ryder :: The Door Behind The Door
(The Anti-Machine Machine)
Street Date: Feb. 24, 2015
Pre-order it here
Track List:
1. babylon
2. seventh moon
3. the going up was worth the coming down
4. let me be your light
5. santaria
6. throwing stones
7. all that we are
8. until the calm of dawn
9. (le dernier sommeil) the final sleep
cover art image is a collaboration with LA based artist Suzy Poling