My name is Riley, and I play drums and write music for a band called Thrice.

This is where I ramble about music, sports, food, books, the interwebs and whatever else I deem worthy of sharing.

In addition to my ramblings here, I'm also the co-founder of a baseball-specific twitter feed podcast and blog with my good friend Ian, called Productive Outs.

I also have a bandcamp page and a soundcloud page that I'll be posting my own music and remixes on every once in a while.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented on this blog are mine and mine only, and do not reflect the position or views of Thrice as a whole.

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Just watching this for the 50th time and picking my jaw up off the floor AGAIN. The fill into the breakdown at 17:46 makes me want to run through brick walls.

Song of the Day: Phoria, “Red”

My wife found this on Spotify a few days ago and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s the perfect track to decompress to. It helped me finish a few long days on the road and relax on flights back and forth from Chicago.

RIYL: Sigur Ros, James Blake, S. Carey, downtempo ambient artists, etc.

Buy the Bloodworks EP here.

The Puig Destroyer merch store is open for business. We are taking pre-orders on blue and black DESTROYER tees and OG EP COVER ART tees and tanks here

Thanks for your support!

Song of the Day: OLD MAN GLOOM, “The Lash”


Taken from the album “The Ape Of God” released on Nov 11, 2014. CD/digital via Profound Lore Records. Vinyl 2xLP via SIGE.

Song of the Day: Empress AD, “On My Return” 

I’ve been listening to this record a ton lately — excellent heavy, spacey, dynamic post-rock/metal from the UK. Recommended if you enjoy O’ Brother, late-Poison The Well, Jupiter-era Cave In, et al. 

You can buy Still Life Moving Fast here.

This is one of my favorite songs on the forthcoming Puig Destroyer record, and almost all of that is due to the lyrical content. We’re a baseball-themed “band”, but I think the message in the song applies to any and all types of fantasy sports. It’s especially apropos at this time of year because it seems like 75% of the country will not shut the hell up about their fantasy football team(s) right now … myself included.

You can pre-order the record for just $7 here.

Please listen, enjoy and pass it on. Thanks!

Productive Outs - PRODcast 92: Dennis Eckersley's Feathered Hair Helmet



 LOL. Just kidding. There isn’t a “NORMAL” view.

Here’s the show:

- Open (0:00-7:05)

- Emails (7:45-24:45)

- Musical Guest: THE LIFE AND TIMESBuy “Lost Bees “(and other stuff) here. (26:20-31:10)

- Human guest: Film historian and Dodgers fan Karina LongworthListen to “You Must Remember This” here. (31:10-53:04)

- The baseball things! (53:38-1:19:26)

  • Halos sweep A’s, and Shat Moomaker is having one hell of a season.

  • Royals survived a near Royalsing, and the Brewers have finally Brewered

  • Bo Porter gets the axe in Houston, people argue about Houston (again)

  • Jose Altuve is a goddamn warlock.

  • Clayton Kershaw is also p. good.

  • Can/should a pitcher be the MVP?

- Puig Destroyer news and a quick wrap-up. (1:20:11-1:23:43)

Thanks for listenin’!

FULL SET: The Life and Times, “Again” (Live at The Oasis)

Highly recommended viewing for those of you who enjoy great bands with awesome drummers.


Song Of The Day: Whirr, “Lines”

Really enjoying this fuzzy shoegaze from Whirr. Their new record, Sway, comes out via Graveface on 9/23.

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