Band Review: Dry The River

Looking for some new music to get through the middle of the week slump? Well, here ya go.

I took a listen to Dry The River’s EP, Weights & Measures.┬á

It should be released sometime in April here in the U.S. I really enjoyed it and I was thinking about sharing it with you guys, and I just came across an interview the guys did with NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday (Don’t worry, I have the link below) and I thought okay, it’s a sign I have to share! ­čÖé

It’s one of those albums that you can listen to and get a few moments of relaxation and peace. I listened to it after a very stressful day and found myself enjoying the music. The EP is a hint of the great full-length album to come. The music has evolved from the guy’s hardcore roots to a more subtle and acoustic sound.

Founded by singer, Peter Liddle, the guys that make up Dry The River have spent their time making music and touring,┬ámostly in the UK. I think they may have done a few shows in Canada, but that is still nowhere near good old West Texas. (Hey guys! Take a trip out to our neck of the woods.) Honestly, all musicians should play a show out here sometime in their career. I have never talked to an artist after a concert in Abilene, where they weren’t raving about the great time they’ve had. (So, hint, hint artists. What are you waiting for?)

Anyways, back to the band. The guys started in the hardcore punk scene, but found their way back to more acoustic, stripped down music, like the music on the EP, “Weights & Measures.” One of the tracks, “Bible Belt” could be called the song that started it all. In the above mentioned┬áinterview with NPR’s All Things Considered, the band opened up at the unique story about the video of that song going viral and opening up so many opportunities for the group. The article is a pretty interesting read.

For more information on Dry The River, check out their Facebook page or take a listen to some of their tracks on Soundcloud.

Also, don’t forget to tune into The Appetizer this week. The musical feast will be something you won’t want to miss. BUT, if you happen to miss us, we are saving some leftovers with our new online streaming. Now you can savor the flavors of music wherever you are!

 

4 thoughts on “Band Review: Dry The River

  • April 2, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    it’s really great to hear a band that shines among such a popular style nowadays. The folksy-rock movement has been rapidly increasing with bands like Mumford and Sons on the billboard charts and Boy & Bear at #1 in australia… it can no longer be ignored! Dry the River deserves recognition for doing what others are doing… but so much better. I have high hopes for this band and expect to see a copy of their record in all my friend’s vinyl collections. I’ll be seeing them live in SD in about a week… man, oh man i can’t wait!

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    • April 4, 2012 at 2:28 AM
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      That’s awesome that you’re such a big fan of these guys. When they sent me their album I was intrigued by the branding. I love it when the sound and the brand are so powerful that you’re converted to fanhood from the start. Let us know how the show in San Diego goes. Thanks!

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    • April 4, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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      Thanks for the mention of the video. Glad you’re checking them out too. Such a cool sound!

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