Joey Ryan & The Inks

Joey Ryan & The Inks have been refining their classic pop sound for nearly a decade and Young Afternoon, the band’s 4th studio release, finds itself in a space where familiar feels new. Perhaps their most introspective offering to date, the 12 tracks feature the craftsmanship and easy spirit that have become The Inks’ hallmark, but with a new sense of maturity and exploration.

Over two years in the making, Young Afternoon spanned a period in which band members welcomed several new additions to their families. While the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood made already precious recording time even more difficult to come by, they also provided the band with some rich new experiences to draw from. This new lens brought further lyrical maturity, without sacrificing the joy found in their soaring harmonies and intricately textured instrumentation.

Musically, The Inks stay true to their “sunny melancholy” (Minnesota Public Radio) vibe on Young Afternoon, but also explore some fresh terrain. Seemingly disparate reference points, like the psychedelic rock of Tame Impala and the jangly pop melodies of an early Kinks record, somehow come together in a way that feels natural. Joey’s vocals have a distinct clarity and sincerity on this record and the musicianship is especially crisp throughout, having been honed over the past 8+ years and countless hours spent rehearsing, performing and recording.

Past Shows


May
7
th
2016
Turf Club
May
7
th
2016
Turf Club

Joey Ryan & The Inks

with BBGUN and Eric Mayson
Dec
20
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
20
th
2014
Turf Club

The Honeydogs

with Taj Raj and Joey Ryan & The Inks
Apr
25
th
2014
Turf Club
Apr
25
th
2014
Turf Club

Big Lake

with Joey Ryan & The Inks and The Small Cities
Feb
1
st
2014
Turf Club
Jul
3
rd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Jul
3
rd
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Matt Pond

with Joey Ryan & The Inks and Matrimony
Jun
14
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jun
14
th
2013
7th St Entry

The Ragbirds

with Reina del Cid and Joey Ryan & The Inks
Mar
18
th
2010
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2010
7th St Entry

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Joey Ryan & The Inks
Mar
6
th
2010
7th St Entry
Mar
6
th
2010
7th St Entry

ARE YOU LOCAL?

with Joey Ryan & The Inks, Bight Club and Hunting Club

More Shows

May
24
th
Fine Line

Emo Nite

Apr
15
th
7th St Entry

Blake Rose

May
6
th
Fine Line

Teenage Fanclub

Jun
28
th
7th St Entry