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ALBUM RELEASE // Bill Fay “Who Is The Sender?” Out Now Worldwide


“Another unassuming masterpiece”
-The Independent (5/5)

“Quiet Joy, both stately and spiritual”
-The Times (4/5)

“A gentleness that belies great depth”
-The Observer

“Sublime, heartfelt ruminations”
-The Guardian (4/5)

Today marks the worldwide release day for Bill Fay’s acclaimed Who Is The Sender?, the followup to 2012’s Life Is People. Recorded at Ray DaviesKonk Studios in North London, the 13 tracks demonstrate the immense talent of the living folk legend. Listen to lead single ‘War Machine’ above or on YouTube / SoundCloud page and purchase the album below.

Order Who Is The Sender? through SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or through a local indie record store

Who Is The Sender? Tracklisting:
1. The Geese Are Flying Westward
2. War Machine
3. How Little?
4. Underneath The Sun
5. Something Else Ahead
6. Order Of The Day
7. Who Is The Sender?
8. Freedom To Read
9. Bring It On Lord
10. A Page Incomplete
11. A Frail And Broken One
12. World Of Life
13. I Hear You Calling (Studio Reunion)

Stream The Tallest Man On Earth’s ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ via NPR Music’s “First Listen”



“On Dark Bird, Matsson‘s voice, reedy and resonant, is recorded raw and seemingly almost inside the microphone. The effect is one of feeling a brain on fire while setting its sights on itself, and the byproduct is a yen for moments of serene relief as a result.”NPR Music’s “First Listen”

Dark Bird Is Home will be available to stream for two weeks via NPR Music’s “First Listen” leading into its May 12th release on Dead Oceans.

Stream Dark Bird Is Home via NPR Music’s “First Listen”

Dark Bird Is Home pre-order:
via Secretly Distribution
via iTunes
via Amazon
via independent stores

WATCH // New Ryley Walker Documentary and Record Store Day Takeover in London

During the month of April in a UK city near you, you’re likely to see an affable mid-western American charmer, purposefully roaming your streets. He’ll be wielding an acoustic guitar, and likely frequenting your local pub for the best lagers on offer before he plays a killer set featuring tracks from his highly praised Dead Oceans debut Primrose Green.

He goes by the name Ryley Walker, and if he does pop into your local and you do say “hi”, that tiny speck of doubt about not attending one of his seven shows in the United Kingdom will be as distant as that inconsequential dream about “work” or “family” you had last night.

Here’s a handy list to help you plan your venture to one of the best folk-jazz shows around – dates and venues that transcend the North/South divide. He truly is the man for all the people:

04/18/15 London, UK – Sebright Arms [Sold Out]
04/19/15 Manchester, UK – The Castle BUY TICKETS
04/20/15 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus BUY TICKETS
04/21/15 Cardiff, UK – Clwb lfor Bach BUY TICKETS
04/22/15 Coventry, UK – The Tin at the Coal Vaults BUY TICKETS
04/23/15 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Cards Room BUY TICKETS
04/24/15 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin [SOLD OUT]

Fans based in London that might have missed the boat on his now sold out show at East London’s local haunt the Sebright Arms, are lucky on two accounts. Firstly, in light of the Record Store Day taking place this Saturday [18/04], Walker will be playing tow in-stores at west and central London’s inimitable independent record stores Sister Ray and Rough Trade West. Full times and line up below, and it’ll be strictly intimate and unplugged.

Rough Trade West – 12.30
Sister Ray Soho – 14.00
Sister Ray Ace – 17.30

Secondly, some wily booking agent has thought ahead for those who’d like to see Walker and his full band. Although you’ll have to wait a few months if you missed out on this weekend’s headline slot, Walker will play Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 2 September. Buy tickets here, while they’re still available.

But why take our word for it? Their are a litany of UK based journalist who’d also state that missing a Walker show would be a grave mistake, and here are the quotes to prove it:

“An instant out-of-time classic… “
Uncut – 9/10 (Album Of The Month)

“Walker has arrived at the same questing folk-jazz territory explored by Tim Buckley and John Martyn – but with equivalent intensity, not limp nostalgia… Utterly delightful and as fresh as tomorrow.”
The Independent – 5 Stars *****

“Ryley is firmly in the lineage of romantic outsider folk guitarists.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Combining jazzy looseness, rustic picking and an undertow of drugular mind expansion, this is one head cocktail that leaves no pain after it hits.”
Q – 4 Stars ****

“Walker has an uncanny feel for the triangulation of folk, jazz and blues that came from the fleet fingers of Bert Jansch and John Fahey”
NME – 8/10

“Essential listening.”
The Sun – 4.5/5

“Lovers of Bert Jansch and John Martyn will listen to the jazzy chord changes and tales of misadventures on Primrose Green and wonder whether this is really a new release or are they experiencing an unussually mellow acid flashback. The record is bound together by an appealingly laconic mood.”
The Times – 4 Stars ****

“For his dazzling second album, Walker flaunts his influences with assurance, while his virtuoso diligence also upholds their spirit of committed exploration.”
The Independent on Sunday – 4 Stars ****

“A beautiful record… Sometimes a new artist comes along that makes you pause for breath.”
Shinding – 4 Stars ****

A mystical record… Expansive and moving.
DIY – 4 Stars ****

WATCH // Ryley Walker Shares La Blogothéque Sessions, European Tour Starts Next Week

Ryley Walker recently taped a house show with La Blogothéque, performing riveting solo versions of “Primrose Green,” “Summer Dress,” and Van Morrison‘s “Fair Play” with characteristic aplomb and skillful improvisation. See the videos on YouTube here.

WATCH // Ryley Walker Shares “Sweet Satisfaction” Video, Album Out Now, EU Tour Starts 8th April

To celebrate yesterday’s release of Ryley Walker‘s Primrose Green, director Bethany Schmitt [her videos on YouTube / Vimeo] shot the new “Sweet Satisfaction” video on film in Las Vegas and the desert surroundings. Watch the mystical trip above or on our YouTube page or on Daily Motion.

Noisey premiered the video this afternoon with a supremely enlightening interview with Ryley that you can read here.

Get the new album now direct from us, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

[All dates / tix:]

04/08 Copenhagen, DK – Copenhagen Jazzhouse
04/09 Oslo, NO – Internasjonalen
04/10 Stockholm, SE – Grand Central – FREE SHOW
04/11 Aalborg, DK – 1000Fryd
04/12 Rostock, DE – JAZ
04/13 Berlin, DE – Monarch
04/14 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
04/15 Luxembourg, LU – De Gudde Wellen
04/17 Gent, BE – De Loge
04/18 London, UK – Sebright Arms
04/19 Manchester, UK – The Castle
04/20 Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
04/21 Cardiff, UK – Clwb lfor Bach
04/22 Coventry, UK – The Tin at the Coal Vaults
04/23 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Cards Room
04/24 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
04/26 Middleburg, NL – Kloveniersdoelen (Matinee Show) – FREE SHOW
04/27 Paris, FR – Espace B
04/29 Nancy, FR – Off Kultur House Show
04/30 Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg
05/01 Luzern, CH – Voliere – FREE SHOW
05/02 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
05/03 Venlo, NL – Down By The River Festival
05/04 Koeln, DE – King Georg
05/07 St. Louis, MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts
05/09 Austin, TX – Levitation
05/11 Atlanta, GA – 529
05/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/15 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery w/ Death Vessel, Blood Warrior
05/16 Hudson, NY – The Half Moon w/ The Pigeons
05/18 Cleveland, OH – Euclid Tavern
06/02 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
06/03 Long Beach, CA – Carpenter House
06/08 Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ Amen Dunes
06/09 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Amen Dunes
06/11 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium w/ Amen Dunes
06/12 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel w/ Amen Dunes
06/20 Toronto, ON – NXNE @ The Mod Club w/ Angel Olsen
06/27 North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Music Festival
07/17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/18 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
08/20 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/21 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/22 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/23 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
09/02/15 London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

free downloads

Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer
Moonshiner by Kevin Morby
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker


Strange Things by Marlon Williams

Now It's Over by A Place To Bury Strangers

Love High by A Place To Bury Strangers

Girl in a Sling by Destroyer

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Mark McGuire
Beyond Belief
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todays shows

New York, NY - Webster Hall  w/ Jennifer Castle

Marlon Williams
Auckland, NZ - St. Mary's at Holy Trinity

Ryley Walker
Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cafe & Bar  w/ Jose Gonzalez

Strand of Oaks
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

The Tallest Man on Earth
Goteborg, SE - Konserthuset

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