The Black Ryder

The Echo Presents

The Black Ryder

Young Prisms, Gateway Drugs

Fri, March 15, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$12.00

This event is 18 and over

The Black Ryder
The Black Ryder
The Black Ryder is a collaboration between Australian duo Aimee Nash & Scott Von Ryper now based in Los Angeles.

Their debut album ‘Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride’ was released through Mexican Summer (USA) in September 2010 & EMI Music / The Anti-Machine Machine (Australia). Rolling Stone Magazine Australia included the album in their Top Albums of the Year.

Their much anticipated follow up ‘The Door Behind the Door’ is due for release 24th February 2015.

'The door behind the door' transforms The Black Ryder's kaleidoscopic sound and vision into something even more vivid, uncompromising, and sublime, bringing in new textures and emotions and moments of catharsis and transcendence. (Matt Diehl - Spin / Rolling Stone / T Magazine / Billboard)

To date, the band have toured + played shows with Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Broken Social Scene, The Cult, The Black Angels, The Raveonettes, The Charlatans, Spectrum (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3).
Young Prisms
Young Prisms
If 'slacker' means 'purveyor of angst-ridden badass psychedelic rock,' then the Young Prisms qualify. Five such slackers comprise this band: Jason Hendardy, Jordan Silbert, Matt Allen, Stef Hodapp, and Gio Betteo. Silbert is the old man, at twenty-four, and all five recently dropped out of various unsatisfying academic situations—Hendardy from a media arts program at California College of the Arts, Jordan from a behavior analysis master's track in Fresno, and Stef, Matt, and Gio from a Bay Area community college.

What they did instead is they moved into a roach infested apartment in San Francisco's Mission District and started pumping out dark, driving rhythms overlaid with melodies that pulse and build and then break over you. It's some of the best stuff coming out of a city exploding with brilliant new music. The group's lyrics are laced with a kind of nonchalance (I'm thinking of one song off the new LP called "If You Want To," as in "whatevs") that devolves quickly into a grim, passionate poetry part My Bloody Valentine, part Sonic Youth, part Charles Bukowski, part some kind of uncategorizable sparkly ecstasy. Whoa.

So consider this a warning issued with an inviting grin: this music will make you want to drop acid and become a recluse. Or it will make you even less excited to work your shitty day job. Or it will make you jump up and down in a dark crowded room while your eardrums bleed. Or it will make you feel something secret like happiness, minus any sentimental whimsicality. Or it will make you want to read Sarte, or graphic comic books, or maybe Hunter Thompson. And in one hundred years when people want to know what it felt like to be young on the West Coast in the early new millennium, they might just put on this record, by these rising kings (and queen) of Psychedelic Slackerdom.
Gateway Drugs
Gateway Drugs
"Art After Death."

gate·way- something that serves as an entrance or a means of access.

drugs- substances that have a physiological effect when ingested or

otherwise introduced into the body.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com