Yes, so far all the bands I’ve mentioned are defunct. It’s a fuckin’ shame I know.
This will continue that cycle.
So who was Common Rider? Jesse from Op Ivy‘s next project. They put out two full lengths, and one post-mortem split ep. There’s also a vinyl EP that I don’t have…because I don’t do vinyl. Man, can you imagine all the extra pack rattery that would occur if I was into vinyl?
His voice is definitely an acquired taste – I’ve met a few people who just can’t stand it – but if you like his sound in Op Ivy you’ll probably like at least a few of the Common Rider songs. The sound is somewhere between Op Ivy, pop and surf-punk-rock. It’s definitely Jesse though.
Here’s two tracks, click to play in a new window: