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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Productive Outs - PRODcast 95: Takahito Nomura. Who?!


Short and sweet this week, kids. Short and sweet. 

- Open: Takahito Nomura and Glidden paint: both are awful (0:00-5:58)

- Emails: one of the best email segments we’ve ever had, maybe. (6:42-19:20)

- Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYERBuy their self-titled full-length herePre-order t-shirts here. (20:23-22:06)

- The baseball things: (22:06-39:23)

  • It’s all about them wild card games, yo! Win or go home! SO STRESSFUL.
  • Managerial and GM changes in Minnesota, Houston, and Arizona

- Musical advice question: Riley and Ian begrudgingly recount their time in bands in the ’90s and 2000s (40:48-51:31)

- See you next week!

Puig Destroyer’s New S/T Digital LP Available Now!


Puig Destroyer’s new S/T LP is available Digitally today via No Sleep Records. Stream it or Purchase it from whatever your favorite Digital outlet may be. Vinyl is coming in 2015.


Stream it or Buy it:


Also, head over to Instagram now for a chance to win some goodies!!! 

ps if someone gets Yasiel Puig to tweet about Puig Destroyer’s new album with a link to purchase it via iTunes we will do a massive Bandcamp sale, for today only.



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Puig Destroyer, “Baseball: The Best”

This track was my lone guitar-based idea for the Puig Destroyer LP that comes out tomorrow. It’s something that I’ve had floating around in various demo forms for three or four years. (Maybe I’ll post the demo of that at some point.) I passed it along to Jon Howell and Ian Miller and they made it much better than it was originally. We passed that instrumental collaboration on to Mike Minnick and he made it even more betterer. I can’t think of a combination of people and things (heavy music and baseball) who could have made this resonate with me as much as it does now. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Baseball really is the best.

You can buy the digital version of the Puig Destroyer LP tomorrow via No Sleep if you’d like.

That cast + Pynchon + Paul Thomas Anderson? YES. PLEASE.



Metal Injection has premiered the new S/T Digital LP from Puig Destroyer, check it out now! Pick it up or stream it tomorrow!

Just in time for the post season!

Is this real life? 

(via heyjones)

Puig Destroyer, “No Hitter”

Another new song from the Puig Destroyer record that comes out a week from today. This is definitely one of my favorites. The ending gives me the chills.


You wanted another Puig Destroyer preview track: you got it! 

LP drops 1 week from today! GET IT HERE.


i have to finish what i start
to ensure i know how it ends

so far i’ve made it through this game
without anyone getting on base
a fastball missing bats
a devastating change

everything is working
i can taste it now; victory
and the defense behind me

the lights coming down
the crowd cheering loud
only need one more out
and my teammates will rush the mound

Today’s Album Purchases 

Aeges - Above & Down Below

Whirr - Sway

Song of the Day: At The Gates, “At War With Reality” 

Often imitated. Never duplicated. This f-ing slays. Their first new music in almost 20 years and they haven’t missed a beat.

I can’t wait to hear the rest of this beast. Pre-order it here

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