“One of the strongest rock 'n' roll records to emerge from the Midwest this year” - The Columbia Tribune
FOR RELEASE MARCH 1
ST LOUIS (February 9, 2022) - Andrew Ryan announces the release of his Americana single, “All My Life,” on March 1. The single is off the album, A Tiny Death, due out April 1 on Delete Yourself. The song gently stomps into a tale of redemption, a reminder that it’s never too late to become a better person.
“all my life I’ve tried to get it right”
The song reflects this sentiment with Ryan’s road-worn vocals complimenting a persistent beat and downtrodden slide introducing the song. As it gains steam and changes course, that glimmer of redemption arises through a hopeful upbeat and bouncy rhythm accompanied by triumphant handclaps and piano strokes.
A Tiny Death delivers a roadmap through a middle American ethos and two-lane highways indicative of Ryan’s Missouri hometown and life on the road as a touring musician. Through a lilting jogging beat and Ryan’s rustic vocals, there’s the feeling of simultaneously rolling forward and looking back in a self-reflective rearview mirror.
Jay Burgess (The Pollies), Alden Hedges (American Aquarium), Daniel Wolff (Dead Horses), and Will Walden (StaG) were just a few of the friends and artists who contributed to the album. It was all recorded from everyone's home or home studio except for some backing vocals recorded at Native Sound in St. Louis, Missouri.
A Tiny Death Track Listing
- All My Life
- Midwest Kids
- Jean, NV
- Empty House
- Star Sign
- Stunt Dust
- Fighting Loneliness
- Wilted Lover
- Heat Moon (for Madison Wheeler)
About Andrew Ryan
Centered firmly in heartland Americana, Ryan’s upcoming album, A Tiny Death, departs from his last record, Wild Terrain/You Cannot Delete Yourself! Wild Terrain encompassed folk, garage rock, and alt-country, an amalgamation that caused The Columbian Tribune to draw comparisons to a Jackson Pollock painting. Ryan has been featured on Consequence of Sound New Sounds playlist. He’s also opened for Rayland Baxter, Dead Horses, Dylan LeBlanc & the Pollies.
Praise for Andrew Ryan
“Top Missouri Albums in 2020” - The Columbia Tribune
“The charged, twangy alt-country on Andrew Ryan’s debut LP bears the traces of rust stains and calloused hands.” -Christian Schaeffer -The River Front Times