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: 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!

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.

Get involved.

Random Start: Brutal Truth, “War Is Good” 

Uh … rise and grind? (I’m pretending this song is about baseball.)

Buy Evolution Through Revolution here.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 91: Minor League Guy


There he is, our Lord and Savior: Minor League Guy! Everything we do — including this episode — we do in his name. 

Here’s what we’ve got:

-  The open (0:00-3:15)

- Your crazy emails (3:55-25:30)

- The musical guest: DAMA/LIBRABuy “Claw” here. (25:50-29:30)

- The baseball talk! (29:30-51:52)

  • MadBum is good. Big-Time Timmy Jim is not. 
  • The Orioles are the least-bad team in the AL West
  • Same with the Royals in the Central (at least at the time we recorded this)
  • Halos are in first, and the AL West is gonna be a barn-burner!
  • Nationals look to have the NL East locked up…
  • … and the Pirates are pretty much done
  • Meanwhile Chris Carter is making a stealth run at the home run title

- Musical advice x 2: (52:45-1:05:10)

  • We discuss our best and worst decisions in our music careers, and 
  • Can you enjoy your own records after they’re finished?

- The week(s) in review: Puig Destroyer stuff and Ian’s vacation rundown. We won’t be hurt if you skip this part. (1:05:10-1:13:20)


Mutoid Man FULL SET at Vacation Vinyl - 03.09.2014 

Not a bad way to start your morning.

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