The Riot Professor is a Bay Area indie rock band that likes to improvise. Grown from the fertile minds of Michael Bang, Patrick Bang, Daniel Coxon, and Jeff Mark, their scope is vast and their ambition is boundless.
According to the East Bay Express, their self titled album contains “the chaotic sound of instruments tuning and breaks into a stripped-down acoustic-guitar melody reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel. The album continues to get interesting, with off-kilter keyboards, trombone and woodwinds, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-esque harmonies that echo and bend around distorted, psychedelic arrangements.” This year they’ve already released an instrumental visual EP, and their latest release “Year of the Mirage” pushes their sound into dark caves and flowing oceans, always keeping a hand on a guitar. You might hear The Beatles, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, or Sufjan Stevens. You will always hear majesty.
Glasses art by Kyle Rush