Ryan Monroe

Band / Affiliation: Band of Horses
Product: XK-3C

“Ryan Monroe is best known as the multi-instrumentalist in Band of Horses. On his solo debut, the sideman emerges as a gifted songwriter and when you learn that he played every note from every instrument, it becomes clear that he’s a brilliant musician with vast influences. First song “Doritoys” comes on big and fuzzy like a lost Black Keys track before the chorus throws us back to Ziggy Stardust territory, “Turning Over Leaves” is a smooth pop-rock nugget, the title cut is a full-blown ‘70 rock opera epic, “Blame The Daylight” has a Neil Young country-rock vibe and  “Any Way, Shape Or Deformity” swings like ELO. That all of it fits together and none of it sounds anything like Band of Horses makes this all the more impressive.”
– Relix Magazine