Roots / Alt Country / Blues
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Pale Riders fused the soul of blues, the attitude of rock, the story of folk and the landscape of country and were one of Australia's premiere independent acts in the 90's. Scott Bird, Scott Mainwaring and Garry Vandepol began playing together in their early teens and continued experimenting, performing, writing and recording from the late seventies up until 2001 when they disbanded. Pale Riders pre-dated the nu-roots wave which crested in the early 00’s with the likes of Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd and John Butler trio.
A highlight of Pale Riders career was touring the country with Midnight Oil in 1998. Remembered for their integrity, great songs, sound and live show – their music lives on in the digital world, as relevant today as it was 20 years ago. Their albums can be purchased at our online store.
Photograph above by Wendy McDougall, shot on location at Centennial Park, Sydney
NEW RELEASE 12/8/2019 - THE END
'The End’ EP is a collection of six tracks that were being worked up as demos for Pale Riders next release in 2000.The band reached the end of the line prior to the completion of this album and ‘The End’ is a raw representation of where the band was heading sonically. This download includes a five page lyric booklet. These songs were recorded and mixed in a shed at Woy Woy Bay on the Central Coast of NSW by ‘Manno’. Available now at the online store.
THE ROOSTER COMPANION
The Rooster Companion digital release includes 6 songs which didn’t make it onto the original 1994 self titled album plus 3 songs from the original track listing which feature additional instrumentation and alternate mixes. A five page lyric booklet is included with this download, available now at the online store. Recorded and mixed by Russell Pilling at Damien Gerards, Ultimo, Sydney. Produced by Dave Steel. Mastered 2019 by Andrew Beck at The Back 45.
Pale Riders 1989 to 1998
Listen to the records on the player below each title. All titles are available for sale at the Riversong Music store as digital downloads.
FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE TO THE CROSS
Oz-X-Press to Pale Riders 1989 to 1991
This was the transition period between OZ-X-Press and Pale Riders. Produced by the band. Recorded at Damien Gerard Sound Studios, Sydney Australia. Engineered by Russell Pilling. Mastered by Don Bartley at 301 Sydney.