Ryley Walker has announced that his new album Deafman Glance will be released by Dead Oceans on May 18.
Hear the lead single “Telluride Speed” below:
As with its 2016 predecessor Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, Deafman Glance has again been co-produced by LeRoy Bach and Walker himself. Other musicians on the album include Cooper Crain of Bitchin’ Bajas, Brian J Sulpizio, Bill Mackay, Andrew Scott Young, Matt Lux, Mikel Avery, Quin Kirchne and Nate Lepine.
“I wanted to make something deep-fried and more me-sounding,” says Walker. “I didn’t want to be jammy acoustic guy anymore. I just wanted to make something weird and far-out that came from the heart finally. It’s got some weird instrumentation on there, and some surreal far-out words. And it’s more Chicago-y sounding. Chicago sounds like a train constantly coming towards you but never arriving. That’s the sound I hear, all the time, ringing in my ears.”
Ryley Walker will play The Scala in London on November 27. Tickets are available here from 9am on Friday (March 2).
Following a residency at Chicago’s Cafe Mustache in March, Walker’s US tour begins on April 10. Full dates here.
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