Vinyl LP pressing. 2014 release from the Chicago-based Experimental Rock quartet. Todd Rittmann, infamous from his daze in US Maple, is a guitar warrior with intensive craft at his fingertips. For the past five years, he's been furthering his reputation by doing further damage with his instrument and others, and by spreading the carnage wide with Dead Rider. They move relentlessly around the borders of their sound, finding new textures throughout, which act as candy to our ears. Sure, it's Rock 'n' Roll music, and it's good fun - but Dead Rider isn't happy unless Dead Rider is reconfiguring sonic relationships, imagining the sound of a Rock band reshaped into a gleaming spectacle, indulging in silly glove songs, delirious business, sweat-swapped juvenile fantasias.