Friday, May 06, 2011

The Black Ryder

We had the pleasure of inviting The Black Ryder to the Do512 Lounge while they were in town for Austin Psych Fest. The band arrived in Austin a bit road-weary after driving in from a late gig in Denton the night before, but you wouldn't know it to watch the footage provided by Austin Music Weekly. They shook off the road dust and performed an amazing set highlighted by tracks from their debut album, Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride.

Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper formed The Black Ryder in 2007, both having been former members of The Morning After Girls. They spent a year recording, tracking and mixing Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride at home, and invited members of Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, Swervedriver and Brian Jonestown Massacre to guest on the album. It was released in the US last year via Mexican Summer.

The live band seen here is rounded out by bassist Malia James, who also plays in Marnie Stern's live band, and drummer Graham Roby, who plays with Goldrush. For further reading on the Black Ryder, check out the Austinist interview with Aimee Nash.