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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CLOUDKICKER - Subsume Part 1 (Live with INTRONAUT)

I can’t wait to get my hands and ears on this.

Preorder it here

Album Of The Day: Lantlôs, Melting Sun

I read about this record in a Reddit AMA with Ben Sharp (Cloudkicker),  decided to give it a spin, and I’m awfully happy that I did.

If you’re a fan of Cloudkicker, The Deftones, Deafheaven, and/or other heavy, shoegazey, atmospheric post-rock/metal, you are gonna LOVE this. Trust me.

Buy it here.

Cloudkicker opened with the first 6:45 Subsume last night, and I about lost it. The opening swell is so meditative (like a Tibetan Singing Bowl), the opening groove so hypnotic, and the end so cathartic. Just a perfect piece of music. I’m so thankful to have had an opportunity to see and feel these songs in a live setting.

This is Cloudkicker + Intronaut playing together for the first time last Saturday.

I’m gonna need some help picking my jaw up off the floor. I cannot wait to see this in-person in 10 days. Not sure there’s been a band on the planet who’s inspired me more over the past four years than Ben Sharp/Cloudkicker.

And holy crap, Danny Walker is absolutely killing behind the kit on these songs.

Words can not explain how excited I am about this.

Cloudkicker, “Let Yourself Be Huge” (Piano Cover) 

This is outstanding. Thanks to @DodgersSoapbox for the tip.


Helios - The Obeisant Vine (Hammock Remix)


Productive Outs - PRODcast 61: Roger Maris' Record That Should Probably Still Be A Record


We are SUPER-STOKED about this episode. You’ll see why in a minute.

1. THE OPEN -The thing at the beginning.

2. THE EMAILS - Where we read the rantings of lunatics to you.

3. THE MUSICAL AND THE HUMAN GUEST ARE ONE - Ben Sharp of CLOUDKICKER. (This is why we’re stoked.)


  • The playoff matchups are taking shape.
  • RIP Manny Machado D;
  • Yasiel murdered a baseball in cold blood. 
  • Mariano and Andy
  • Messin’ up the World Series, by Scott Boras


Thanks for listening. You guys are the best.

- i & r

My favorite record of 2013, available in pay-what-you-want format.

There’s absolutely no reason not to add this to your playlist immediately.

So good. So inspiring.

Dawn of Midi - Nix


I can’t stop listening to this album: Dysnomia by Dawn of Midi

And now I can’t either.

This is today’s not-so-random start. 

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