New Release: Ryley Walker – Deafman Glance / Telluride Speed

Evan Jenkins

Ryley Walker has announced details of a brand new record, alongside the release of his new single Telluride Speed

The new album, titled Deafman Glance, was produced by Walker and LeRoy Bach, and is set to feature a huge ensemble of musicians, including Matt Lux (bass guitar), Bill Mackay (electric guitar), Brian J. Sulpizio (electric guitar), Andrew Scott Young (double-bass), Mikel Avery (drums), Quin Kirchner (drums) and Nate Lepine (flute, sax)

Take a listen to the sprawling new track, below…

Deafman Glance is set for release on May 18th

Walker has also released a statement regarding his new work…

“I think more than anything the thing to take away from this record is that I appreciate what improv and jamming and that outlook on music has done for me, but I wanted rigid structure for these songs. I don’t want to expand upon them live. There’s a looseness to some of the songs I guess, but I didn’t want to rely on just hanging out on one note…I was under a lot of stress because I was trying to make an anti-folk record and I was having trouble doing it. I wanted to make something deep-fried and more me-sounding. 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. I was always trying to make something like this I guess, trying to catch up with my imagination. And I think I succeeded in that way – 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”

Tour dates as follows…

Wed. Mar. 7 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache
Tue. Mar. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache
Wed. Mar. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache
Thu. March 29 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache
Tue. Apr. 10 – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
Wed. Apr. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Thu. Apr. 12 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Fri. Apr. 13 – Marfa, TX @ Ballroom Marfa / Marfa Myths Fest
Sun. Apr. 15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mon. Apr. 16 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Tue. Apr. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Thu. Apr. 19 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
Sat. Apr. 21 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *
Sun. Apr. 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill *
Mon. Apr. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Line Music Café *
Wed. Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Thu. Apr. 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater *
Fri. Apr. 27 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater *
Sat. Apr. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sun. Apr. 29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Mon. Apr. 30 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony
Tue. May 1 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. May 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
Thu. May 3 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *
Fri. May 4 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Sat. May 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Sun. May 6 – Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge
Mon. May 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
Mon. May 8 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *

* w/Calexico