Home Live Review Snapshots: Karina Rykman w/ Coyote Island @ The Atlantis — 12/14/23

Snapshots: Karina Rykman w/ Coyote Island @ The Atlantis — 12/14/23

Snapshots: Karina Rykman w/ Coyote Island @ The Atlantis — 12/14/23
Karina Rykman performs at The Atlantis on Dec. 14, 2023. (Photo by Steve Satzberg)

Acclaimed psych indie rocker Karina Rykman released her debut album, Joyride, in August via AWAL. She then embarked on the Joyride Tour, which recently took her to DC for a show at The Atlantis with opener Coyote Island.

Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the show!

This article is adapted from a press release.

Born and raised in New York City, Karina Rykman’s musical path began in her early teens playing in bands whenever she could while attending a veritable ton of live music as a fan. Her prowess on the bass guitar soon landed her a number of high-profile television gigs spanning America’s Got Talent to backing up pop star Julia Michaels on TODAY.

By the end of her senior year at NYU, Rykman’s talent and infectious spirit saw her invited to join pianist Marco Benevento’s band (as recommended by Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz), with whom she performed countless shows including dates with Vulfpeck, Dispatch, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Guster, and many more.

Rykman soon formed her own namesake band, accompanied by Adam November (guitar, loopers, effects) and Chris Corsico (drums).

Her debut album, Joyride, expertly captures Rykman’s jubilant brand of sonic exploration, bridging an array of genres to arrive at her own compelling and original take on psychedelic indie rock.

Highlights include the yearning single, “All That You Wanted,” which features vocal accompaniment from Veronica Stewart-Frommer of Melt, as well as guitars from Melt guitarist Marlo Shankweiler and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. She played this single early in her performance at The Atlantis on Dec. 14.

Watch the official music video for “All That You Wanted” by Karina Rykman on YouTube:

Rykman has quickly earned a reputation as a mesmerizing, unmissable live act, lighting up an array of international stages with headline sets, show-stealing festival performances (including Bonnaroo, Peach Music Festival, and Sweetwater 420 Fest), shows alongside Khruangbin, Guster, and The Disco Biscuits (among others), and recent appearances sitting in with the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.

That same spellbinding power was soon captured on a series of independent singles, including “Elevator” and the million-streaming “Plants,” both of which have now been newly enhanced for Rykman’s debut album, Joyride. Written and recorded with childhood friend, producer Gabe Monro, the album serves as a vivid canvas for Rykman’s vibrant expression and chameleonic songcraft. JOYRIDE features Trey Anastasio as co-producer and featured musician, contributing guitar on five of the album’s nine tracks.

Here are some photos of Karina Rykman performing at The Atlantis on Dec. 14, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.

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Here are photos of Coyote Island opening Karina Rykman at The Atlantis on Dec. 14, 2023. All pictures again copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.

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