A trip down memory lane: Ryanhood’s new album reminds me of days gone by

Ryanhood will perform at Isis Music Hall on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Sliding Ryanhood’s latest album “Yearbook” into my CD player helped me transverse time and travel back to a simpler period in my life.

The Arizona-based duo, named Group/Duo of the Year at the 2014 Acoustic Music Awards, have a folk-rock sound similar to the groups I listened to in high school like Iron and Wine and Death Cab for Cutie.

Several critics have compared the band’s music to greats Simon and Garfunkel, but to me their sounds is more connected to modern artists.

Exploring their nine-track album was a treat and reminded me of a time when job security, retirement savings accounts and midlife crisis were far from my mind.

Songs like “Thirteen,” that channels the sometimes misery that is becoming a teenager, and “I Don’t Think I Know Anything Anymore,” which discusses how adults begin to doubt their ability to comprehend life as they get older, are wonderful tunes that inspire the listener to reminisce.

If you would like to see Ryanhood live and experience the band’s awesomeness, they’re going to perform at Isis Music Hall on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Lounge. Tickets can be purchased at isisasheville.com. Before the show you can give the band’s music a listen at ryanhood.com or on most streaming music services. 

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