Band Members
James Barreto
Alexis Cordova Jr.

Summer Moon
Fuzz Club
KPM Shorts/Sony Music Publishing
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Rock'n Roll, Americana, Shoegaze.

Sounds Like
A Place To Bury Strangers, Pink Floyd, Black Rebel Motorcycle, My Blood Valentine, Dead Meadow, Black Sabbath, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

Rock’n roll touring veterans Ancient River will be hitting the road from Austin Texas, this summer to begin promoting their forthcoming self titled album. Since the bands last studio album, 2015’s Keeper of the Dawn, the band has stayed busy performing, releasing the compilation style album O.D.D.S Volume 2 and recording an EP for Sony/EMI. When asked what to expect on the new album guitarist J. Barreto said “The new material is our most thought out and focused material to date. We really took our time with the album and were excited to start performing it.”

Ancient River kicks off their summer tour in June 8th.

6/8 Houston, TX Axelrad
6/9 Baton Rouge, LA 524 Studios
6/10 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge
6/12 Nashville, TN The Cobra Nashville
6/13 Atlanta, GA 529
6/15 Athens, GA Flicker Bar
6/16 Birmingham, AL The Nick Rocks
6/21 Miami, FL Churchill's Pub
6/22 St Petersburg, FL Paper Crane
6/23 Gainesville, FL Palomino Pool Hall
6/24 Jacksonville, FL Nighthawks
6/26 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Club
6/27 Asheville, NC The Odditorium
6/29 Washington, DC The Velvet Lounge
7/3 Cleveland, OH Mahall's
7/5 Columbus, OH Spacebar
7/6 St Louis, MO, Sinkhole
7/7 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
7/10 Forth Worth, TX Main at South Side

Recent Press Interview

Miami New Times bit.ly/2MGkSK4 June 2018


Press Quotes

“Hearing Ancient River‘s lush, expansive sound, it’s hard to imagine that it’s just two guys. Starting out as the bedroom brainchild of lead singer James Barreto, the Gainesville duo are getting ready to release their newest album Keeper of the Dawn. Taking cues from contemporaries like Temples and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, new single “This Is The Time” finds the duo in a magical haze. Washed-out drums and fuzz pedals do the trick, but the ringing reverb on Barreto’s rhythm guitar really gives the song shape.” Spin Magazine

"Alternately spacey and corrosive, Ancient River seems at one with Bay Area revivalists the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and to an even greater extent, anti-flower children Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound.” Anablog

"With a healthy does of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's more lysergic moments about them, the Florida psych-rockers specialise in woozy West Coast wig outs. Standout track 'This Is The Time' goes a step further too - recalling the Brian Jonestown Massacre with it's drums and free-playing fretwork to create gentle, dreamy rock'n roll. Recent album 'Keeper Of The Dawn' is a mist that's worth getting lost in" NME

“There are remnants of The Sonics and Monks, but you can also hear traces of bands like 13th Floor Elevators and Silver Apples in its amorphous psych rock wizardry. But the song isn't merely constructed from bits of the bands who so obviously mean a great deal to Barreto and Cordova—it's a collaboration between these inspirations and the band's own sense of restless creativity." Nooga Magazine

Highlighted Tracks


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