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 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.

Productive Outs - PRODcast 75: Metallica ft. Barry Zito



We’re back to a weekly schedule because baseball is back! The Lord giveth and then she taketh away, or something. 

But we’re here to celebrate the mediocrity that is Barry Zito X late-period Metallica:


In other, less painful (we hope) audio news, here is a prawncats!

- The open (0:00-7:35)

- The emails. Weird, as usual. (8:15-29:45)

- The music: feat. Get Pure, the new album from MOUNT CARMEL. (30:30-32:30)

- The baseball talk (32:30-1:02:20)

  • Coffee is for closers and closers be blowin’ it: Nathan, Holland, Parnell, etc.

  • PuigGate 2014

  • Emilio Bonifiacio es bonafide?

  • Ryan Braun done lost his mind
  • MLB.tv/AtBat commercials

  • Replay review: Can you dig it?

  • Seven-inning baseball games?

- The musical advice: the vagaries of record-label contracts, sales, reissues, and the like. (1:03:05-1:13:40)

- The self-promotion (1:13:40-1:17:55)

- The farewell

Trap Them, “Salted Crypts”

Loved their last LP and can’t wait to hear the rest of this beast.

Random Start: Gaza, “The Crown”

I’m fairly certain that I’ve listened to No Absolutes In Human Suffering more than any other record over the past two years. It’s a shame Gaza doesn’t exist any longer, but I’m excited to hear the new Cult Leader EP that comes out Tuesday, April 15th on Deathwish.

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.


Productive Outs - PRODcast 74: Kenley Jansen's One-Pitch Filth

Now that baseball is back, we’re bringng you marginal takes, and handful of emails from lunatics, 80-grade tunes and a whole bunch of other garbage that you probably don’t need. HAVE SOME.


Yeah, this podcast is dedicated to all the teachers that told us we’d never get past episode fitty. It’s all good, baby.

- It was all a dream: Not Jose Mota welcomes back the baseball season (0:00-7:12)

- We read your crazy-ass emails (7:45-28:45)

- Salt and Pepa and Animals as Leaders up in the limousine (29:2-34:15)

- Every Wednesday night, Evan Funk Davies, not Marley Marl (34:15-53:55)

- Baseball talk til my tape popped (54:42-1:20:11)

  • Mike Trout is rich (and very good at baseball)
  • Miguel Cabrera is also rich (and good at baseball) and the Tigers are dumb
  • Our respective divisional picks, wild card teams, NL & AL champs & WS champ

- Peace to Puig DCult Leader, KWC (1:21:05-1:27:55)

And if you don’t know, now you know…

It’s been a long winter, but finally … FINALLY, the 2014 MLB season (stateside) starts at 5 p.m. PT tomorrow. If you’re a diehard like me, I’d like to kindly suggest shoving this into your earholes repeatedly until the first pitch is thrown at PETCO Park tomorrow night.

More tunes (25+, in fact) and exciting news from Puig Destroyer coming soon. please standby. 

Baptists - Rain City Session (Drum-Cam Video) 

JEEEEEEZ. I could watch this all day (and actually might). This is Nick Yacyshyn and he is a f—king monster. He’s probably my favorite metal/noise drummer at the moment — super creative, fluid hard-hitting and solid. The fill at 17:46 (and breakdown that follows) is just ridiculous.

There isn’t enough coffee/Red Bull/ZipFizz on the planet to get me to function at the speed/precision that Nick does. It’s unreal. I cannot wait to hear what this band does with their second LP.

If you don’t have Bushcraft, stop blowing it and buy it immediately.

Words can not explain how excited I am about this.

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