Thanks for the kind words, Bob. Just the energy we needed as we head into the studio to record.
THE GOOD FOLKS AT VISIT ASHEVILLE CHOSE US TO PROVIDE THE BACKGROUND TO THEIR NEW CAMPAIGN VIDEO AND COMMERCIALS. COULDN'T BE PROUDER.
THE FULL SONG "THE HUNT" IS AVAILABLE HERE:
We played through some cool gear in the Daytrotter studio to give the new songs a different spin. Give it a listen!
Director: Simon Biswas
Executive Producer: Karen Nagy
Post Production: Simon Biswas
Special thanks to Mountain Gardens, Joe Hollis, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Chris Gentile, Emily Easterly, Katie Benson, Alyson Gary, Lauren Van Epps, Kelly Rhodes, Janna Nielsen, Timm Donohue, Neely Neu, Bonesteel Films, Patti O'Donnell and Geoff & Lester.
We're gonna play a lot of music in Austin so that we have a greater chance of seeing your face. xoRW
We're heading to SXSW and then back up north to share the stage with our friends Horse Feathers. Excited to play a bunch of these venues. Come join us.
Today is release day for the EP. We are over the moon about the support we've gotten so far from family, friends, fans old and new, and the writers who took the time to sit down and listen over the past couple of weeks. There's no stopping us now, and we'd love your continued support. Share, buy, gift, spread the love around. Every little bit counts.
Buy the EP:
CD/Vinyl (+ more): http://www.riverwhyless.com/merchandise/
**leave a review!
Check out the World Cafe Next feature: http://n.pr/1zv8Olr
Read some really kind words from Paste Magazine: http://bit.ly/1yGZdXl
And COME SEE US ON TOUR
"Throughout all five tracks on River Whyless though, I'm reminded of the difference between a hand-knit hat and one run off an endless conveyor belt, between baking cookies from scratch or just cutting into a big Nestle log of pre-made dough. We lose a closeness to things when they come to us processed through machines, and the way this music from River Whyless comes to us feels hand-wrought. There's something valuable about that process, even as we look to the future." - Caitlin White, The Bluegrass Situation
These past few Fridays have been fun! Today PopMatter's premiered "Miles of Skyline" from the EP (out next week!) and had some nice words to go along:
"With a cool percussive pattern and plinked notes juxtaposed against a windy, beautiful violin, "Miles of Skyline" is an instrumentally sophisticated number by the promising folk outfit River Whyless."
Don't forget to head to the tour page to stay up to date with our travels.
And you can still preorder the EP on our Merchandise page!
We submitted to the NPR Music All Songs Considered #TinyDeskContest last night.
We actually recorded this back in early October, before the contest was announced. Then we heard about the contest and were like "hello! perfect!" (uncharacteristic Mean Girls ESPN reference redacted)
Brock Scott (Little Tybee) is a maker of beautiful things and a dreamer of great ideas. Thanks for capturing it.
Happy Friday, friends. We've had a fun week sharing new music with you. So we figured why stop now?
Here's a video from our EP recording session at La La Land. Our cover of "Airline to Heaven" from Mermaid Avenue isn't on the EP but is available exclusively on our Noisetrade sampler:
All the thanks to Chris Witzke for the the beautiful footage.
also make sure to keep up with the tour schedule. we'd love to see you.
"Like Fleet Foxes, River Whyless have a contemplative, relaxed style. The instrumentation weaves together seamlessly, a high point being Anderson’s violin playing, and the band’s soothing harmonies." ~ Bruce Warren, WXPN
Download the whole Noisetrade sampler below!