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.

‘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).

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What the press has said about The Black Ryder:

STEREOGUM: Etheral drone, ceremonial percussion, and dead-eyed harmonies carry on together until they build up to someting sublime. There's never really a climax because the whole thing feels like one overwhelming wave of gorgeous noise.

PITCHFORK: To Never Know You and Let It Go will trigger an instant gratification for the heavy-lidded, as Aimee Nash's vocals coo almost subliminally... And then there are those guitars, where there's not much in the way of attack and release, but plenty of sustain and decay, every wide-open chord wobbling like it's embedded in some sort of gelatin.

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: Though technically just a singer-songwriter duo, Australia’s The Black Ryder make up their live band with guest artists from bands like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Swervedriver. Their debut album, Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride, wanders from bending shoegaze riffage to thumping stoner rock reminiscent of The Black Angels. The standout track is the album’s opener, “To Never Know You”, which sounds just as much like a My Bloody Valentine track as its name would suggest.

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE :: BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 :: Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride is sprawling, slow-burning psyche rock that paints creeping moods with layer upon layer of drony, blissed-out guitars and etheral vocals.... This is the perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way). Don't come looking for big chorus or bubblegum blurts - just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.

NYLON MAGAZINE: Their music is spiked with feedback the way a murder cocktail is spiked with arsenic, but it's the dreamy vocals of singer Aimee Nash that somehow turns the band into something more than a trippy daydream of chords. For times in need of mellowness - like Mondays, definitely - we highly recommend turning up your computer speakers and streaming their stuff online. Just don't forget to breathe. (BAND CRUSH)