The folks over at Popmatters have premiered The Dan Ryan’s brand new music video for ”Tomorrow / Forever”, directed by our very own Andy Byers.
If you’ve ever complained about people tagging music which ends up being too straightforward for your taste “psychedelic rock”, the Dan Ryan might be something you’d like. “Tomorrow Forever” is all whimsy and LSD-fueled glee, trance-like drums falling into line behind off-kilter synths and inseparable waves of guitar. There’s more than a little Beatles influence, inspiration taken from Harrison’s journeys in Asia and the sonic collages on the group’s later albums, but that influence is used in novel ways. It’s exceedingly trippy, not in the “man, this light show is so trippy, man” sense, but truly in the scatterbrained, wildly colorful acid sense. Things are all over the place, and that’s just fine.
“Tomorrow Forever” is a song with a lot of colorful arpeggiated synths and weird organs and delayed drum machines,” says Nathan Dixey. “We figured “Tomorrow Forever” would be best to connect Andy’s [Byers, the video’s director] focus on the aesthetic with my focus on the auditory. Our shared appreciation for color, density, and rhythm allowed for Andy to create an ultrasensory experience for this song.
The Dan Ryan is also heading out with Your Friend, playing a handful of dates around the country through August.
Fri-Aug-05 Santa Fe, NM @ Ghost
Sun-Aug-07 San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Shop
Mon-Aug-08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Thu-Aug-11 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Sat-Aug-13 Venice, CA @ Cosmic Dreamer HQ
Wed-Aug-17 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Fri-Aug-19 Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s