the long ryders
the long ryders

Friends of popular music!

The wait is over. After the great comeback success of their 2018 album Psychedelic Country Soul and subsequent lengthy tours there is finally, as promised, the NEW Long Ryders single.
“Down To The Well” was cut in Richmond, Virginia near guitarist Stephen McCarthy’s bohemian love pad with a few overdubs added down the phone line later on. Not even a global pandemic can stop the Long Ryders from rockin’ in the free world. “Down To The Well” is the A-side and a brand new unreleased track! It was produced by USA indie kid genius Adrian Olsen (the Dream Syndicate, Clear Cut Water, Fate & Death).”If You Want To See Me Cry” is the B-side and an acoustic version with a unique bridge…not the version found on Psychedelic Country Soul in 2018 but a different version with added mellotron, some touches to Sid Griffin’s vocal, and a total remix which transforms it into an acoustic gem. It was produced by Ed Stasium (the Ramones, the Smithereens, Jeff Healey Band).
The Long Ryders have long been called The Founding Fathers of Alt-country as “they played and defined Americana before it was a genre” (Mojo magazine). The Long Ryders were also a key foundation stone in L.A.’s Paisley Underground, their praises having been sung by the Black Crowe’s Chris Robinson, Noel Gallagher, Lucinda Williams, and Mike Mills of REM.
We hope you can find the time to check this new music out as the Long Ryders want to come back to tour, tour, tour Australia when this pandemic is over. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! And yes, both Down To The Well and If You Want To See Me Cry are WAV files suitable for broadcast.

Out now, these two tunes are also out on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp, et al. Our pals at SiriusXM are already playing it on four channels and BBC6 Music is also already programming these tunes.Wash your hands & stay safe, please! 

Sid Griffin 
The Long Ryders 
European HQ, London NW1 

“Feeling the impending weight of an ill wind about to blow as the country grows more and more divided. So many have sold their soul and to what end? With a thirst for knowledge & a desire for reconciliation I’m going Down to the Well.” – Stephen McCarthy, the Long Ryders

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