Rayland Baxter is currently finishing his new album which will be released this summer 2018 on ATO Records. It follows his breakthrough album, ‘Imaginary Man,’ which featured the hit singles “Yellow Eyes” and “Mr. Rodriguez.”
Released to widespread critical attention, Stereogum proclaimed ‘Imaginary Man’ as “choose-your-own-adventure indie-country-bliss…On Imaginary Man Baxter proves that Nashville sensibilities can work like a prism: filtering indie, pop, outlaw and gospel into the musical ethos of a single man. One thing’s for sure, he’s got a hell of an imagination,” while The New York Times praised, “Nashville may be the capital of country music, but it’s also seen its share of top rock acts, including Jack White’s Raconteurs, Kings of Leon and Paramore. Rayland Baxter sits between those two worlds, as evidenced on his second full-length release.” Moreover, of “Yellow Eyes,” NPR Music’sAnn Powers asserted, “On ‘Yellow Eyes,’ Rayland Baxter comes pretty darn close to such perfection.”
“To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination,” Baxter explained. “It is a multicolored dream of song, a sonic birdbath if you may. The so
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