O.D.D.S II, but first... Russian Surf Party!

Friends, it's Monday although in Australia it's Tuesday! So we got some news... O.D.D.S. II is coming. The second installment of outtakes, demos, demons and singles, will be released March 2nd. Here is Russian Surf Party. 

In 2011 Ancient River released an album of songs arranged in long player format that seemed to defy genre, but at the same time exhibited a tight and cohesive vision. The album we are referring is known as Ancient River’s O.D.D.S., and it was heavily circulated amongst the bands fan base.

Now 2017 finds Ancient River hitting the ground running with the second installment in the ODDS collection with ODDS II. This album is much in the same spirit as the first one with eleven newly released sonic creations that collectively refuse to be constrained to any one specific genre or brand.

From noisy dream pop, garage inspired all out rock and even minimalist atmospheric studio compositions, it’s all here on this long player of eleven songs clocking in around 42 minutes. 

Outtakes, demos, demons and singles seem to be the motto here and the album plays out as an unpredictable, yet proficiently executed ride through lo-fi and hi-fi musical excurtions. In a time when many bands cater to only one specific sound, this album easily sticks out amongst the vast space of contemporary music.

Life is short, but make sure to take the time to join Ancient River on this rare treat and you may walk away from the experience with a better perspective of the bands vision and perhaps a refreshed outlook on music in general. Don’t be denied.

Illustration by James Barreto.

Bleaching, dying, bleaching, dying...

Our creative studio Summer Moon & Co. handmade some tees this weekend. Nakia will be putting up more as she makes them this week. Keep and eye out, they are selling fast. Grab them here >> http://www.ancientrivertheband.com/new-products/


South West Tour

We're so happy to be back on the road and playing live, we have not played live in a year!!!! ++ NEW MUSIC.

20 September The Boiled Owl Tavern // Fort Worth, TX
21 September Monarch // El Paso, TX
23 September Desert Stars Festival // Pioneertown, CA
24 September Ham & Eggs Tavern // Los Angeles, CA* **
25 September Soda Bar // San Diego, CA * **
26 September The Continental room // Fullerton, CA* **
27 September The Bunkhouse Saloon // Las Vegas, NV* **

* shows with Luke Sweeney
** shows by Hellbent Booking

ancient river south west tour

New Ancient River tee design by Space Bat Killer! Killer!

++ Killer illustration by Sean from @evilparadise & @space_bat_killer. We will be getting new tees printed soon and this will be one of them! #ancientriver #evilparadise #skulls#merch #seanbernhardt  #rocknroll #pysch

Shacklewell Arms East London, Rad Photos by Ruth Nitkiewicz

Bad Vibrations & Teen Creeps Presents:
Ancient River + Wax Machine + Syd and the Dream Herbs 

Shacklewell Arms is one of our fav venues in East London! Ruth Nitkiewicz from the bands
Bonfire Nights and Yassasin shot our show, using a vintage 35mm.

ancient river london shackle well arms

NME Under The Radar Band Ancient River

"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"