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Episode 215: Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Episode 215: Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung

Spotify may be winning the streaming wars, but with a new round of rights negotiations ahead, will they be stopped in their tracks by the labels.

Chicago's Ryley Walker makes guitar music. Heady guitar music. On his latest album, Golden Sings That Have Been Song, we take yet another trip into the cosmos searching for answers that we may never find.

Sylvan Esso is back AF. Witness their new single "Radio". Rejoice.


Episode 109: Pile - You're Better Than This / Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Episode 109: Pile - You're Better Than This / Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

On our latest podcast, we check in on Boston noise rockers, Pile, and their new album You’re Better Than This, then take a long, strange trip with Chicago-based songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker and his latest van-worthy collection of jams, Primrose Green.

PLUS! Kanye West may have been pegged to headline this year’s Glastonbury Music Festival, but all may not be well in the land of yeezy.  NINETY THOUSAND signatures stong and counting, a petition launched last week by a group of dissatisfied music fans seeks to convince the organizers that soon to be Dr. West may not be the right fit for this annual musical throw-down. Will they prevail? Should Kanye back out? Are music festivals even worth it anymore? We ponder these questions and more on Episode 109 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!


Ryley Walker - "Sweet Satisfaction"

Ryley Walker - "Sweet Satisfaction"

Sounds Like:

Nick Drake; Tim Buckley; Steve Gunn; Bert Jansch; Damien Jurado at a Dead show; English garden-folk on a wee hit of acid.

Why You Should Care:

Painting in bold strokes of jazz-tinged psychedelia and lo-fi folk, the music of Chicago’s Ryley Walker isn’t so much a throwback as it is an extension of a scene that, depending on what side of the bong you’re on, either felt eternally out of place and time, or made perfect sense alongside your incense, peppermint and wall-to-wall tapestries.