The Dan Ryan
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The Dan Ryan

Austin, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Austin, TX | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Folk Psychedelic


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"July Music Reviews"

The brainchild of songwriter Nathan Dixey (Hospital Ships, Your Friend), The Dan Ryan creates mystical, psychedelic electro-folk that recalls late ’90s, early ’00s groups like The Olivia Tremor Control or The Beta Band. This self-titled, debut LP showcases impressive depth of arrangement and texture through sustained, spacious songs.

4 Stars - Austin Monthly

"Merge onto The Dan Ryan in the Groovy World of “Tidewater Rain Love”"

If you’re from the Chicago area, you may be familiar with the Dan Ryan Expressway. Funny, the way that a highway can be named to honor a person, but in turn that person’s name can become more synonymous with the cement and paint of the road than as associated with the actual person. Welp, time to add one more way in which the estate of ol’ Dan Ryan is no longer in control of his name: Nathan Dixey, a member of the band Hospital Ships, has taken it for his side-project—The Dan Ryan—whose debut LP is out next month on Cosmic Dreamer.

As you might’ve heard already on the track “Fleeting,” the new project is related to the gentle psychedelia of the Hospital Ships, but is perhaps a bit more open-ended and jam-oriented. We’re pleased to be premiering “Tidewater Rain Love,” a new track from the upcoming self-titled album, which feels like a downstream float through a rainbow river. Grab something floating by and hang on.

Dixey had this to say of the track:

“Tidewater Rain Love” is a song I wrote after touring France with my friend Jordan Geiger’s group Hospital Ships and later traveling to California with my girlfriend. At that time, I felt a great sense of liberation; a shift in perspective from weathering a great storm to opening myself up to new people and places, ideas, and feelings. A liberation and sense of limitlessness emerged from those trips. - FLOOD Magazine

"Song of the Day - The Dan Ryan ''Fleeting''"

Any Chicago residents will surely shake their fists at the Dan Ryan, a particularly traffic-strewn stretch of highway on the city’s South Side. Given our city’s own congestion armageddon, it’s fitting (and kind of hilarious) Austin’s Nathan Dixey named his band after a highway. But the name could also be a nod to Chicago’s Dan Ryan Woods, and given the music, that makes more sense.

On his self-titled debut, Dixey carves out a naturalistic blend of psych and folk. He’s spent time in Hospital Ships and Your Friend, two bands that also make immersive, stretched-out songs. “Fleeting” launches the record on a bouncy note, but as the song unreels, it gets more congested with details along the way.

“Fleeting” appears on The Dan Ryan, out now via Cosmic Dreamer. - KUTX


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