“While their prior releases were more folk-oriented, here, the band expands their palette. There are shivering synths that anchor the songs and conspicuously hum under the layers of sound. Infectious handclaps and group singalongs serve as nifty accompaniments to plucky violin strings, searing guitar solos, and danceable bass riffs. Though the subject matter may often be downcast, the arrangements and sonic interludes keep things from getting overly maudlin and distressing” (Pop Matters) Asheville’s River Whyless released last year’s “Kindness, A Rebel,” to much fanfare from outlets like NPR, and the Radio Room is thrilled to announce the band will be playing here on Saturday September 28. The Dead Tongues will be supporting. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of the show.