Tour Dates:

May 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

May 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp

May 14 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabes

May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Burlington

May 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Psych Fest

May 18 – Wyandotte, Michigan @ Rockery

May 19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ 3rd Death Star – House Party

May 20 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Crossroads

May 22 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House

May 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls

May 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Block Party & Cattivo

May 26 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Tavern

May 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

May 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings County Saloon

May 30 – Boston, MA @ The Lilypad

June 3 – Washington, DC @ The Lab

June 4 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

June 5 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave

June 7 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light

June 8 – Atlanta, GA @ 529

June 10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar

June 11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live

June 12 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982

June 16 – Birmingham, AL @ Mono Bar

June 17 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz

June 18 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe

June 19 – Nashville, TN @ Springwater

June 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Tacocracy

June 21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

June 23 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega

June 25 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Latitude 44

June 27 – Saint Cloud, MN @ Pickled loon

June 30 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room

July 3 – Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse

July 5 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown

July 8 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

July 9 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre

July 10 – Salem, OR @ Triangle Inn

July 11 – Eugene, OR @ The Wandering Goat

July 12 – Eureka, CA @ Little Red Lion

July 15 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
July 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick N Mortar

July 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place

July 18 – San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club

July 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar

July 23 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Undergound

July 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar

July 26 – El Paso, TX @ Monarch

July 28 – Fort Worth, TX @ Boiled Owl

July 30 – Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony

July 31 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorns

August 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

SOUND INJECTION  / This Is The Time // APRIL 2015

“...Ancient River serves a delightful mind fuck with This Is The Time! Like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness, this reverb obsessed duo enslaves with its captivating songwriting all the mystical and hazy psychedelics in a startling kaleidoscopic frame!"


“ first exposure to the band, who are already veterans of Austin Psych Fest, Liverpool Psych Fest and others — they’ll also appear at Milwaukee Psych Fest and the Reverence Festival this year — but the spaciousness the Gainesville duo offer argues well in its own favor.”

Joshua pickard nooga magazine  / KEEPER OF THE DAWN // APRIL 2015

“There are remnants of The Sonics and Monks, but you can also hear traces of bands like 13th Floor Elevators and Silver Apples in its amorphous psych rock wizardry. But the song isn’t merely constructed from bits of the bands who so  obviously mean a great deal to Barreto and Cordova—it’s a collaboration between these inspirations and the band’s own   sense of restless creativity.”

stereo embers magazine / track of the day /

“On a nexus where the more introspective moments of early Genesis (think Lamb Lies..) intersects with a re-imagined Spiritualized chasing some lost psych-Americana spark, slow-dancing in the desert with an errant gleam of crystal, you’ll find Ancient River”

Press highlights  / 2014

RVA Magazine

“This two-piece mingles Americana influences into an acoustic/electric psych hybrid that betrays a heavy dose of late 60s SoCal in their background. They also manage to conjure up that one amazing acoustic album Black Rebel Motorcycle Club made a decade or so ago.”


“There are some bands so talented that they make you want to be a better musician. Ancient River is one of those bands, and I would wait another four hours on a curb surrounded by creepy Halloween clowns to see them again.”


“These dudes are always kicking out the jams both on the road and in the studio.”


“Ancient River has plenty of steam behind them with appearances at Psych Fest and Liverpool’s Festival of

Psychedelia. Their recently dropped album, Before Dawn, is an astral mix of soundscapes so trippy and lush, that it might cause flashbacks.”

Gainesville sun

“I’ve never seen such dedicated musicians. They practice three to five times a week, and it shows in their live performances.”


“Alternately spacey and corrosive, Ancient River seems at one with Bay Area revivalists the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and to an even greater extent, anti-flower children Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound.”


“...Shoegaze meets retro audio stimulation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club dipped in the haze of a mid-Seventies summer.”



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