SWAMI JOHN REIS 'Ride The Wild Night' LP


Swami John Reis celebrates his 100th year in rock ’n’ roll with a brand new band and record! “Ride The Wild Night” is neither completely similar nor dissimilar to his previous bands. Yet, the sound is immediately familiar and assuring (like an old friend you lost touch with that comes back into your life only to ask to borrow money). The music is an amalgam of ’60s folk-punk, ’70s punk-punk and pre-Vietnam War rock ’n’ roll, filtered through the Reis’ unregistered, trademark sensibilities. “Ride The Wild Night” is built on stentorian bedrock of savage drumming by J. Sinclair K. of Hot Snakes and the pounding acoustic piano of Joe Guevara. Also adding their expertise to the mix is Chris Prescott (Tanner, Pinback) Gar Wood (Hot Snakes), Glen Galloway (Truman’s Water), Jacob Turnbloom (Mrs. Magician) and Jordan Clark (Mrs. Magician, PLOSIVS). With this backing, Swami John Reis finalizes it with his throaty basso and weaponizes the files with roaring electric guitars, rapid acoustic guitar strum and bass. Hear his defiant, croak-howl that critics and fans alike have long referred to as “The Velvet Yawn”. Recorded at City Of Refuge by Swami, additional recording and mixed by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes, Diamanda Galas) at Singing Serpent, mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic and artwork by Jim Blaha (Blind Shake, Green/Blue).

Side A
1. Ride The Wild Night
2. I Ain’t Your Pawn
3. Do You Still Wanna Make Out?
4. When I Kicked Him In The Face
5. Days Of Auld Lang Syne
Side B
1. I Hate My Neighbors in the Yellow House
2. Vape In The Dark Alone
3. Rip From The Bone
4. We Broke The News
5. Keeper Of The Plains

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