River Whyless are excited to reveal their new single, the instantly appealing “Van Dyke Brown.” The track premiered via NPR and the band told them the song is about, “finding oneself, finding love, and coming to terms with death — discovering there is cause for celebration in all parts of life.” Commenting the song has a “has a spirited, North Carolina-pluck” NPR further note the band, “push themselves toward perfection while holding each other up and allowing for some risk-taking. This is a band not only of strong players and singers but something a lot of bands rarely have: multiple, talented songwriters.”
“Van Dyke Brown” marks the first bit of music from Asheville, NC’s River Whyless since the band shared their take on “Fortunate Son” one year ago.
Rivery Whyless have four festival dates confirmed with more to be announced soon. All dates are listed below.
River Whyless formed in 2009 and to date have released two albums — A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door in 2012 and We All The Light in 2016 – as well as 2015’s self-titled EP. Via their recorded music and the countless gigs they have performed, the band have been winning over fans and critics alike since their inception. NPR has noted “There are hints of Paul Simon in their inflections and poetic phrasing, and their songs feel fresh and nicely crafted” and Paste have said, “(the) quartet crafts songs that immerse the listener into a time and place with well-defined emotional arcs. The Associated Press have commented the band is, “blending American and international influences into a dreamy, spiritual mixture.”
Purchase “Van Dyke Brown” here.
River Whyless tour dates
4/14 — Hendersonville, NC — Loaded Up & Truckin’ Festival
6/3 — Nelsonville, OH — Nelsonville Music Festival
6/9 — Canton, NC — Cold Mountain Festival
6/16 — Croton-on-Hudson, NY — Clearwater Festival
More dates to be announced soon!