consequence of sound points us to a fan-recorded audio of ryan adams’ performing 2 new songs at london’s royal albert hall as part of noel gallagher’s teenage cancer trust benefit. hear the full ryan adams band playing “in the shadows,” “this is where we meet my mind,” and as a bonus “loaf of bread” at the link below.
ryan adams – in the shadows + this is where we meet my mind
paul rudd and leslie mann can get down to this re-recorded and re-titled version of ryan adams’ “shine through the dark” which, originally was a contribution to a benefit compilation live from nowhere near you, is now polished up and slapped onto the this is 40 soundtrack, no doubt to be used for an uplifiting and humorous montage. stream the track at the entertainment weekly link below.
ryan adams – shining through the dark [this is 40 version]
on june 15th, ryan adams will release an enormous, limited vinyl box set titled live after deaf. for those that didn’t know, adams’ suffers from meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that sidelined adams from music in 2009. get ready to do some math here, cause adams’ box set will include:
- 144 tracks of adams’ acoustic performances spread over 15 lps.
- a download card featuring all 144 tracks plus an additional 74 digital-only bonus tracks.
that is 218 tracks total. ryan adams for days and days. and we could all do to have a bit more ryan adams.
it really was only a matter of time. this one happened to happen in parris last week. hit the video above to look at a still of a kitty cat and hear ryan adams’ haunting solo take on the danzig classic.
giving wye oak a run for their money, i see.
“… ride the tiger. you can see his stripes but you know he’s clean. oh don’t you see what i mean”
ryan adams sure knows how to pick his metal covers. better yet, perform them at the walt disney concert hall in los angeles. check out his rendition of ronnie james dio’s “holy diver” up above.
it’s finally happened – ryan adams’ rock star ego was so great that he fired all the cardinals and replaced them with gaunt, denim-wearing models for a last hurrah rooftop performance. or maybe it’s just the new video for ashes and fire track “chains of love.” check it out above.
ryan adams as we all know, is a huge 80′s heavy metal fan. he’s also got quite the knack for turning those barnburners into heartfelt acoustic ballads. he’s done it before with iron maiden, he’s doing it again with ratt and their 1984 hit “round and round.” check out adams’ take at the link below.
ryan adams – round and round [ratt cover]
one of the greatest dichotomies of the indie rock world is ryan adams’ poignant, heartstring tugging ballads, and his gawky, obsessive solipsism. adams displays equal parts both with his live on letterman concert series, performing passionate renditions of his past works, whiskytown included, as well as rapping with the crowd about the significance of fan-blown windswept hair in his live shows, and his imaginary acoustic kiss concert. watch the entire concert up above.
ashes & fire is out now.
ryan adams’ offbeat humor (“does my hair look stupid?” he asks moments before cameras roll) and sentimental croon meet with laura marling’s delicate voice as the two duet on adams’ classic “oh my sweet carolina,” live at abbey road studios.
a few nights ago at a tour stop in san francisco, ryan adams invited opener jason isbell onstage to a duet of alabama’s 1981 hit “love in the first degree.” the duo’s harmonies are outshined by their sense of humor, much to the delight of the crowd. catch a stream of the cover at the link below.
ryan adams + jason isbell – love in the first degree [alabama cover]
fast on the heels of the official video, ryan adams parks it on conan for a poignant performance of ashes & fire track “lucky now.”
subtlety suits adams well, as the song, an ode to the passing of cardinals bassist chris “spacewolf” feinstein, is a somber affair, best hushed with adams and a lone guitar. check it out above.
ryan adams has never sounded so relaxed torching himself with memories of his battle with addiction as he does on his new lp, the graceful and poignant ashes & fire.
for his new video for “lucky now,” adams relies on knee-jerk nostalgia and black and white to carry his message of melancholia. check it out above.
here we have it: after multiple teasers from his makeshift los angeles analog studio, riddled with vintage and historical recording gear, where he would perform live takes from the album, ryan adams’ ashes and fire is now available for streaming in its entirety over on npr.
following the straight-ahead rock and roll of iii/iv with the cardinals, ryan sits back and mellows out on ashes and fire. with some assistance from his wife mandy moore and the classy croon of norah jones, adams crafts what is probably his easiest listening album since 2007′s hyper halcyon easy tiger.
ryan adams – ashes and fire
taken from the same sessions his “ashes & fire” performance, ryan adams torments his way through the bittersweet “dirty rain” from ashes & fire. the album is out october 11, but at the rate ryan’s been releasing videos, we’ll have heard it before than.
next month sees the release of ryan adams’ ashes & fire, of which, the title track has been given a live video treatment. it features ryan in his signature 80′s era metal band t-shirt garb, performing the rolling track amidst some outmoded music gear. ryan-style, as it were.
watch the video at the link below.
ryan adams – ashes & fire