In addition to the folk-rock that Ryley Walker releases under his own name, the Chicago musician likes to indulge in a number of more expansive, experimental side projects, including an old noise band named Heat Death and psychedelic instrumentals with fellow Chicagoan Charles Rumback. Walker and Rumback recently got together to record an entire new album, called Cannots, which was improvised on the spot in the studio over two separate sessions. It will be released on Record Store Day. You can listen to the mood-setting lead track “Dhoodan” below.
Cannots is out 4/16 via Dead Oceans.