Since making their debut supporting The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club last year, and going on to support Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Ravoenettes and The Charlatans, The Black Ryder have been setting tongues wagging for a while now and finally they have a tasty morsel to set our sonic tastes buds on fire.
Having struck up one hell of a deal whereby they can release their album in their own label but with the backing of EMI Music Australia The Black Ryder are laughing all the way to a unique new view of how labels and artists can work together.
If you haven’t heard them yet do yourself a favour and click here before the Gods of psychedelia and shoegaze come down from their hash party in the sky and smite you down. Using looping, distortion, reverb and delay to great effect The Black Ryder construct waering spires of blissful noise all over laced with haunting female vocals a la My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless.
But aside from the music’s stunning and subtle beauty, what makes this album special is the way it’s being released. Speaking of the landmark agreement between their own independent label The Anti-Machine Machine Aimée Nash explained that “Since the inception of this project we’ve felt very passionately about allowing the music and everything that surrounds it to evolve in it’s most natural (and for the most part unconventional) form.”
“This new initiative with Original Matters & EMI Music will allow us to release the album we always wanted to release on our own (newly created) label. To have their support in releasing our album in such a unique way is the best possible outcome we could have hoped for. To say we’re pleased or excited by this outcome would be an understatement. We’re very proud to be apart of this new initiative & direction.”
The first appetizer from the forthcoming banquet of an album is the track Burn & Fade, which features friends Peter Hayes (vox) & Leah Shapiro (drums) of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, & Mr. Ricky Maymi (guitars / raagini) of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Hit the band’s MySpace at www.myspace.com/theblackryder asap and prepare to feel blissy.
Catch THE BLACK RYDER performing live in July at the following venues:
Friday July 24 SPECTRUM, Oxford Street Sydney
With guests ‘Stammer’ featuring Millie Hall (Bridezilla) + Holiday Sidewinder (Bridezilla) + Luke O’Farrell (The Laurels)
Tickets available at www.moshtix.com.au & Moshtix outlets
Friday July 31 CHERRY BAR, ACDC Laneway Melbourne
With guests The Demon Parade + Transnational
Tickets available at the door
The debut album from The Black Ryder available in October 2009