Ryley Walker Announces New Album Course in Fable, Shares “Rang Dizzy”: Stream

Dropping April 2nd

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Ryley Walker, photo by Evan Jenkins

    Ryley Walker has announced the new album Course in Fable. It arrives April 2nd from his own Husky Pants Records, and you can catch a preview with the winding, witty “Rang Dizzy”.

    Walker’s last album in the traditional sense of the word was 2018’s Deafman Glance, though with its leisurely instrumental interludes, ‘traditional’ might be a bit of a stretch. He followed that with The Lillywhite Sessionsa not-especially-faithful cover of a lost Dave Matthews Band record, the jazzy Charles Rumback collaboration Little Common Twist, and, last week, the jam-heavy live set Deep Fried Grandeur performed with Kikagaku Moyo. Over the last three years he’s been busy, bordering on prolific, but the music hasn’t always accommodated itself to popular tastes. If “Rang Dizzy” is any indication, Course in Fable finds Walker returning to accessible — though hardly simple — songwriting.

    On “Rang Dizzy”, Walker’s quick fingers create bubbling cascades of guitar, and he uses a background of swelling strings to add shape and drama. His lyrics are bitingly sharp, recalling his wilder, more inebriated youth. “I am wise,” he sings. “I am so fried/ Rang dizzy inside/ Fuck me I’m alive.” Check out the song below.


    Course in Fable drops April 2nd and pre-orders are off and running.

    Course in Fable Artwork:

    Course in Fable Tracklist:
    01. Striking Down Your Big Premiere
    02. Rang Dizzy
    03. A Lenticular Slap
    04. Axis Bent
    05. Clad With Bunk
    06. Pond Scum Ocean
    07. Shiva With Dustpan