Acclaimed singer-songwriter-bassist Karina Rykman has joined forces with Minnesota dream-pop duo Vansire for “Joyride (Vansire Remix),” a dazzling new spin on the title track from her acclaimed debut album, JOYRIDE. “Joyride (Vansire Remix)” and JOYRIDE are available everywhere now via AWAL.
LISTEN TO “JOYRIDE (VANSIRE REMIX)”
Hailed by Relix for her “ability to captivate audiences with her distinctive style and remarkable talent,” Rykman is celebrating JOYRIDE with her biggest headline tour thus far. JOYRIDE Tour resumes October 27 at Winstons Beach Club in San Diego, CA, and then travels the US through mid-December. Special guests include Guerilla Toss (September 21-November 4) and Coyote Island (November 30-December 16).
In addition, Rykman has announced a new run of JOYRIDE Tour dates, set to begin February 17 at Austin, TX’s 3TEN ACL Live and continue into early March. Artist presales begin Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 am (local) and continue through Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 pm (local) – Password: JOYRIDE. Venue and local presales run Thursday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (local). All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 am (local). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.karinarykman.com/tour.
JOYRIDE expertly captures Rykman’s jubilant brand of sonic exploration, bridging an array of genres to arrive at her own compelling and original take on psychedelic indie rock. Highlights include such standouts as the yearning “All That You Wanted,” the widescreen anthem, “Beacon,” and the first single and title track, “Joyride,” the latter featuring signature lead guitar from co-producer Trey Anastasio and joined by a charming companion video streaming now at Rykman’s official YouTube channel.
WATCH “BEACON” OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
WATCH “JOYRIDE” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
Born and raised in New York City, Karina Rykman’s musical path began in her early teens playing in bands whenever she could while attending a veritable ton of live music as a fan. Her prowess on the bass guitar soon landed her a number of high-profile television gigs spanning America’s Got Talent to backing up pop star Julia Michaels on TODAY. By the end of her senior year at NYU, Rykman’s talent and infectious spirit saw her invited to join pianist Marco Benevento’s band (as recommended by Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz), with whom she performed countless shows including dates with Vulfpeck, Dispatch, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Guster, and many more.
Rykman soon formed her own namesake band, accompanied by Adam November (guitar, loopers, effects) and Chris Corsico (drums). She quickly earned a reputation as a mesmerizing, unmissable live act, lighting up an array of international stages with headline sets, show-stealing festival performances (including Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, and Sweetwater 420 Fest), shows alongside Khruangbin, Guster, and The Disco Biscuits (among others), and recent appearances sitting in with the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
That same spellbinding power was soon captured on a series of independent singles, including “Elevator” and the million-streaming “Plants,” both of which have now been newly enhanced for Rykman’s debut album, JOYRIDE. Written and recorded with childhood friend, producer Gabe Monro, the album serves as a vivid canvas for Rykman’s vibrant expression and chameleonic songcraft. JOYRIDE features Trey Anastasio as co-producer and featured musician, contributing guitar on five of the album’s nine tracks.
The collaboration is the outcome of a happenstance encounter when both artists performed at 2021’s Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Anastasio took a profound interest in being a part of Rykman’s debut album, offering the use of his storied Vermont studio, The Barn, along with the suggestion to work with renowned mixer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Swans, Ramones).
KARINA RYKMAN - JOYRIDE TOUR 2023-2024
27 – San Diego, CA – Winstons Beach Club *
28 – Los Angeles, CA – Venice West *
29 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
1 – Cave Junction, OR – Bruno’s Cavern *
2 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub *
3 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall *
4 – Seattle, WA – High Dive *
30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Putnam Place †
1 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s †
2 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s †
3 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music and Events †
14 – Washington, DC – The Atlantis †
15 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy †
16 – Boston, MA – Sonia †
17 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
18 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Café
20 – Dallas, TX – The Ruins
22 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Otherside
24 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall
26 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
28 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
29 – Madison, Wi – High Noon
1 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
2 – St Louis, MO – Central Stage
* w/ Special Guests Guerilla Toss
† w/ Special Guests Coyote Island