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A Raging Bull: An Interview with Ryan Stasik
Interviews

A Raging Bull: An Interview with Ryan Stasik

Umphrey’s McGee are masters of creating atmosphere with their intro music, and now they’ve expanded on the ideas from those tracks to create a new album. We caught up with Ryan Stasik to get the scoop on that and more.

Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo Release Second EP, “Flamingo”
New Albums

Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo Release Second EP, “Flamingo”

After dropping their debut EP, “Doom”, in May of 2020, Doom Flamingo has released a companion EP called “Flamingo”. The band, founded by Umphrey’s McGee bassist Ryan Stasik, calls it the alter ego to its predecessor.

Doom Flamingo Releases Debut EP
New Albums

Doom Flamingo Releases Debut EP

After forming in 2018, bassist Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo have released their first album, simply entitled “Doom”. The synthwave rock band takes a darker turn on the album, although it still keeps things pretty upbeat.

Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo Announce Tour Dates, New Single
Concerts & Tours

Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo Announce Tour Dates, New Single

Umphrey’s McGee bass player Ryan Stasik has a new band called Doom Flamingo, which debuted in 2018. Band member Ross Bogan sums up the Synthwave band by saying, “We just want to make people dance. It’s a ritual.” The band has announce tour dates and a new single.

Umphrey’s McGee: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Bass Videos

Umphrey’s McGee: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Umphrey’s McGee has a new album coming out in April. The London Session was recorded in one day in Studio 2 at Abbey Road. So it was fitting that they covered “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, which appeared on the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. Ryan Stasik lays down some nice bass on the track too.

Umphrey’s McGee: Puppet String
Bass Videos

Umphrey’s McGee: Puppet String

Here’s a great clip of Umphrey’s McGee in the studio performing “Puppet String” from their latest release, Similar Skin. The band builds an atmosphere before bassist Ryan Stasik comes in at the 1:14 mark with a cool slap line that becomes the centerpiece of the song. The band goes on to groove hard on unison lines with huge drums provided...

Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Similar Skin”
New Albums

Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Similar Skin”

So you want to know how much Umphrey’s McGee’s eighth studio album, , rocks? “We actually blew my f—in’ amp up,” says bassist Ryan Stasik. “That’s what happens when you make a rock and roll record. You blow the f—in bass amp up.” Influences cited for the record include the Police, U2, The Beatles, Nirvana, Gentle Giant, Yes, King Crimson,...