ALT-ROCKER DYLYN SHARES “WHAT A RIDE”

September 16, 2022 BY Tamara Simons

With influences that range from Blondie to Black Sabbath, DYLYN (aka Gwendolyn Lewis) has created a unique style that pulls together raw, rock n’ roll energy with brilliant pop hooks. Today, the alt-rock power force shares her lush and reflective new single “What A Ride” from her upcoming debut full length LP, The Sixty90s, an homage to the grit of the 90s and the warmth of the 60s, out October 28, 2022, via Nettwerk. Excited to play all the new songs, DYLYN is currently on tour with Rare Americans including dates in Austin, Brooklyn,Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and more.

When asked about “What A Ride,” Gwen shares, “I had fun writing this one, as it was kind of influenced from a song idea called “Half Baked” by Jimmy Campbell. An almost 60s Cream influence. I love that there are two parts to this song, one being really smooth and light, the other being sort of chaotic. It reflects the highs and lows of life. It feels like the inner dialogue one struggles with when reflecting on the could have, should have, what could be. Living presently isn’t very easy.

LISTEN TO “WHAT A RIDE” HERE

The 13-track debut record features the most recent singles “Skin and Bone,” “Liar,” “Hellbound,” “Hurt,” “Bring On The Blues,” “Liberate Me” and the newest single, “What A Ride.” The Sixty90s cements DYLYN’s vision of a confluence of eras, styles, and emotions colliding, fusing moments of elation, agony, ecstasy, and triumph into an anachronistic symphony of indie-pop melodies, industrial-inflected heavy rock, and anthemic alternative. With the help of producers Ryan Guldemond (of Mother Mother) and Parker Bossley (bassist for The MountiesHot Hot Heat) we see her momentum come to life. “I’m referencing two of my favorite eras, it’s not confined or boxed into one or the other. The fusion revealed itself as the songwriting and production developed. It naturally took on a darker vintage yet futuristic edge” shares Gwen.

TOUR DATES 2022
WITH RARE AMERICANS

9/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/18 – Tuscon, AZ – Hotel Congress
9/20 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
9/21 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
9/23 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
9/24 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
9/25 – Dallas, TX – Trees
9/27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
9/30 – Orlando, FL – The Social
10/1 – Miami, FL – Gramps
10/4 – Raleigh, NC – Motorco
10/7 – Brooklyn, NY – MHoW
10/8 – Washington, D.C. – Union Stage
10/9 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
10/12 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/13 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
10/15 – Detroit, MI – El Club
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/20 – Omaha, NB – Slowdown
10/22 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater