1. Strange American Dream 2. Casanova 3. Angeline 4. 79 Shiny Revolvers 5. Amelia Baker 6. Without Me 7. Hey Larocco 8. Sandra Monica 9. Everything To me 10. Let It Go Man
Listen to ‘Wide Awake’ on all platforms here: http://wideawake.raylandbaxter.com/
Rayland Baxter’s new LP ‘Wide Awake’ has arrived with a tremendous splash and is out today on ATO Records. The album that Relix is calling “modern American rock music at its finest” has also had songs spotlighted by theNew York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR Music and GQ, which named lead single “Casanova” one of their “Songs of the Summer 2018.” “Casanova” has also been the #1 most added song at Triple A and Americana radio.
Rayland’s had a busy release week, appearing everywhere from the Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show to live sessions with Paste, Relix, and WFUV. Rayland currently has more than 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify; he taped a Singles Session this week and performed a Fans First show in Brooklyn in May. Latest digital single “79 Shiny Revolvers” has been featured on many Spotify playlists as well, including New Music Friday and Fresh Folk, and also was placed on Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist.
Watch the animated video for “79 Shiny Revolvers” here
Watch Rayland perform “Casanova” live at Paste Studios in NYC:
Tonight, Rayland hosts an album release show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC to kick off a massive national headlining tour throughout the summer and fall, which also includes back-to-back hometown shows at Nashville’s Basement East July 18-19. He will open several shows on Shakey Graves’ tour August, and will perform alongside Shakey at Red Rocks on August 30. Full dates below.
‘Wide Awake’ is produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink, Pete Yorn) and features Walker himself on bass, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick on drums, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. Rayland’s father Bucky Baxter contributes pedal steel, as does original Nashville Cat Lloyd Green.