Watch Ryley Walker’s Video for “Sweet Satisfaction”

Chicago’s Ryley Walker has released a video for his song “Sweet Satisfaction,” in correlation with the release of his new album, Primrose Green, released Tuesday via Dead Oceans.

“Sweet Satisfaction” was filmed in Death Valley in February, allowing Walker to escape the bitter cold of the Midwest winter. Walker’s songs reflect the Midwest he grew up in, and more than anything, they itch to find daylight outside of their native geography (just like any other Midwesterner); Walker makes folk music for those with wanderlust. “…once a year you have to train your mind to stay happy during the winter,” Walker says about living in Illinois his whole life, in an interview with Noisey. “It’s like teaching a dog to sit that won’t.”

Truth, Ryley. Truth.

Walker will tour Europe for the month of April, returning stateside in early May. Check out his european dates here, and take a look at his US dates below, which includes a Friday gig at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival.


Thu. May 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts
Sat. May 9 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
Mon. May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
Tue. May 12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Fri. May 15 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery (w/ Death Vessel, Blood Warrior)
Sat. May 16 – Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon (w/ The Pigeons)
Mon. May. 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Euclid Tavern
Tue. May. 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Wealthy Theater
Fri. May. 29 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
Tue. June 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Wed. June 3 – Long Beach, CA @ Carpenter House
Sun. June 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Levitation – Vancouver
Mon. June 8 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza (w/ Amen Dunes)
Tue. June 9 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Amen Dunes)
Thu. June 11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium (w/ Amen Dunes)
Fri. June 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (w/ Amen Dunes)
Sat. June 13 – Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Festival (w/ Amen Dunes)
Thu. June 18 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola (Suoni per II Popolo Festival w/ Myriam Gendron)
Sat. June 20 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (NXNE w/ Angel Olsen)
Sat. June 27 – North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Music Festival
Fri. July 17 – Chicago, IL @ Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival)