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Rose City Band Share New Single “Slow Burn”- New Album out 21st April via Thrill Jockey Records

March 11, 2023
Ripley Johnson / Rose City Band by Sanae Yamada

Rose City Band Share New Single “Slow Burn”

New Album out 21st April via Thrill Jockey Records

Ahead of the release of new album Garden Party, out 21 April, Rose City Band have shared the rollicking new single “Slow Burn.” 

Slow Burn” drives bandleader and vocalist/guitarist Ripley Johnson’s(Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo) signature cosmic sound into the roots of the earth, twisting more grounded phrases and homespun bends around the rollicking rhythm section. Pedal steel guitarist Barry Walker’s range as a pedal steel player is on full display throughout with classic licks dancing in tandem with Johnson’s voice.

Rose City Band will be touring the UK and Europe this spring and summer following the release of Garden Party, with support from Rosali.

Rose City Band’s country psychedelic rock evokes the wide-open spaces of the American west and free spirits who call it home. The project of acclaimed guitarist and vocalist Ripley Johnson, Rose City Band has extended beyond the studio and lives in tandem as a live ensemble featuring some of the finest players in contemporary rock: pedal steel guitarist Barry Walker, keyboardist Paul Hasenberg, bassist Dewey Mahood (aka Plankton Wat) and drummer Dustin Dybvig

The new single “Slow Burn” is another tantalizing creation with this far-reaching expressive nature.

This album is destined to be one that embraces this timeless nature. For the second track to be unveiled and we embrace the magic of Rose City Band. The ability to create these consuming and complex compositions. The new arrangement welcomes the audience into the midst of this moving world filled with this refreshing course and air of lightness. You want to be in the world Rose City Band develops and constructs, the reflective lyrics move you on this adventure. 

Rose City Band carefully crafts this ambitious landscape reflecting the musical tone and this lasting momentum becomes an invigorating and essential destination. Through the structure and the shuffles, this lasting influence and ability to connect to the surroundings simply shine.

Garden Party is a celebration of summer and all it brings: communal gatherings, the respites offered by nature, and an appreciation for even the simplest beauty, from 12-foot sunflowers to a contorted carrot planted in the spring. Freedom, contentment, and joy were the sources for the songs. Recorded largely as a solo effort but inspired by his live ensemble and featuring members of the band, Garden Party has a live band’s energy captured in exquisite detail.

Rose City Band tour dates:
May 21 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub *
May 22 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen *
May 23 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik *
May 24 – Oslo, NO – Blaa *
May 25 – Stockholm, SE – Fasching *
May 26 – Malmö, SE – Plan B *
May 28 – Hamburg, DE – Hebebühne *
May 29 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje *
May 30 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet *
May 31 – Middelkerke, BE – De Zwerver *
Jun. 1 – London, UK – Scala *
Jun. 2 – Manchester, UK – YES *
Jun. 3 – York, UK – The Crescent *
Jun. 4 – Brighton, UK – Patterns *
Jun. 7 – Zürich, CH – Bogen F *
Jun. 8 – Ravenna, IT – Beaches Brew
Jun. 9 – Milano, IT – Arci Bellezza *

*w/ Rosali

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