3/10 New York – Mercury Lounge &
3/13 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
3/14 Machester, UK – Antwerp Mansion / Cosmosis Festival
3/15 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
3/16 London, UK – Birthdays *
5/03 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall $
5/05 – Chicago, IL – Riviera $
5/07 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory $
5/09 – Austin, TX – Levitation / Austin Psych Fest $
5/11 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre $
5/13 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre $
5/14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox $
5/16 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield $
5/17 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield $
* = w/ The Vacant Lots
& = w/ White Hills
$ = w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain
photo by Cara Robbins
What the press has said about The Black Ryder:
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 (comprised of former couple Aimée Nash & Scott Von Ryper) does so to great effect on its latest record, The Door Behind the Door.
STEREOGUM: 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.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The Black Ryder’s ‘Let Me Be Your Light’ is gothy shoegaze perfection.
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.
UNCUT MAGAZINE: 8/10 – Nu-shoegazers trip the dark fantastic. Offering black-on-black swirls of hypnotic psych gloom, The Black Ryder’s belated follow-up to 2009’s ‘Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride’ is a heavy trip indeed… constructing intricate mini-universes of MBV-like noise on the brilliant ‘Let Me Be Your Light’ or exploring Primal Scream-ish acid-soul on ‘Throwing Stones’.
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)
2. seventh moon
3. the going up was worth the coming down
4. let me be your light
6. throwing stones
7. all that we are
8. until the calm of dawn
9. (le dernier sommeil) the final sleep