Fuzz Yeah, we’re playing Wacken!

Aloha, fellow Jackalope Riders!

Big news: In an unexpected turn of events, your favorite Fuzzfiends (that’s us [we hope]) will hit the stage at the legendary Wacken Open Air this year! We repeat: Wacken Open Air. W:O:A. Wacken. WACKEN.

“It is currently considered the biggest heavy-metal festival in the world” – Wikipedia

Yupp that’s the one. So yeah. Guess this is happening then. How awesome is this. Can’t begin to describe. Better get to rehearsing now, hehehe.

See you on the road, people!

P.S.: They have a beer-pipeline!!!

Man Chu need to see this

Heavenly angels of the blazing desert, what a show!

With the dust having settled over the carnage that was our Fu Manchu support gig and our livers duly recovered, at last we feel up to getting back in front of an electronic device (instead of having one hanging around your neck and furiously striking it to blast mean riffs into a crowd of what must’ve been 500 people) in order to bring you word of our insane night at Cologne’s Bürgerhaus Stollwerck last weekend.

It may come to a surprise to you given our good looks and overall very professional-looking appearance, but this has been our biggest show to date and we have to admit we’re the tiniest bit proud to say that it was a total blast on all accounts. As far as our adrenaline-drenched memory of that night is concerned, that is (he he he). Not only did we get to share the stage with one of the (if not THE) Stoner / Desert Rock™ band(s) out there and a bunch of personal heroes of ours but we were lavishly treated to a great welcome and overall amazing help by the entire local and touring crew as well as of course a killer crowd of beautiful, bearded and/or long-haired people that we hope are 100% sure had just as much of a ball as we did!

All in all: 13/10, would fuzz out with again!

Last but not least, check out Metal-Heads.de for a German review and full image gallery of the show!


What the actual Fu

Okay, this is insane. We just got word that we will be supporting the dustiest motherfuzzers the Rock cosmos has to offer this Saturday. Ladies and Gentlejackalopes, please join us in rejoicing over the incredible occurrence that we will be opening for none other than the one and only, genre-birthing Fu Manchu!

Don’t know who that is? What the hell are you doing on OUR website then, head right on over to Wikipedia, fool!
See? That’s better. NOW PARTY!

Any further questions? Find all the answers here.

See you at the show, Cologne!

Return Of The Jackalope out now on Ripple Music!

Oh, sweet baby Beermachine. Jack is back!

We’ve come a long way since we first unleashed Return Of The Jackalope onto the masses (you, that is) and we couldn’t be prouder to release it once more via Ripple Music, one of the world’s most involved heavy rock labels and based in the heart of California.

But this isn’t merely a measly re-issue – nay. We’ve revamped our firstborn with a brand-new cover artwork by our good friend and renowned illustrator Artur Bäcker and we’ve also (finally!) put it on wax. Yes, you heard right: Your favorite Plainride record is now actually a record. On vinyl. 2x 180g of it to be perfectly candid. Stuffed to the brim with bonus material. It’s a beast.

We know you want one. Here’s where you can get your hands on it:

Bandcamp: https://plainride.bandcamp.com/album/return-of-the-jackalope
Ripple Music (Recommended for US- and Non-EU Customers): http://www.ripplemusic.bigcartel.com/…/plainride-return-of-…
On this very website: http://plainri.de/product/rotj_vinyl_lp_black/
Lo-Fi Merchandise:

We’re also back on Spotify, iTunes, and all these other places.

Now get out there and spread the fuzz! ⚡️



Plainride sign with Ripple Music!


That is right. We are indeed out of control. As of Summer 2016, Plainride, your local Colognian Riff Dealers, are stepping up their game big time: We’ve teamed up with the hottest, fuzziest, highwayiest label in the history of labels: Ripple Music! Worshiped by its fans and feared by the industry’s fat cats. AND ALSO STRAIGHT OUT OF MOTHERFUDGIN’ SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA! We can’t begin to describe how rad this is. Which is why we won’t.

Instead, you should head on over to Ripple HQ and buy their entire discography, because it is AMAZING!

We’ll be following up with a re-release of Return Of The Jackalope and fantastic news for all the wax-heads later this year. Prepare your wallets, FOR THERE WILL BE VINYL.

Tons of Jackalove, talk soon y’all crazy beautiful people, share the news, and RIDE ON!


Plainride April 2016

Jack’s Family Photos April ’16

Return Of The Jackalope

This is it.

As of today, we’re unleashing Return Of The Jackalope on the world and we’re a proud ass bunch as you can see on this totally real and physically accurate picture!

You can now find our album pretty much anywhere on the internet (any service that’s not already covered should follow in the next few hours or so) but if you wanna do us a favor, go get it on Bandcamp here.

We’d like to express our utmost gratitude to all the marvelous people, who have helped us make this happen: Andrew, The Jackalope, Franz Abendroth, Artur Bäcker, Sophie Holtz, Timon Menge, Sven Röbel, Andy Seibt, Szymon Swoboda and Saimon Galus, our parents, pets and roommates, our van, all the gallons of beer that were consumed during the process of this release and last but not least all of you magnificent bastards out there!

Now bask in the fuzziness of the Jackalope and GO SPREAD THE ROCK!
Plainride Over & Out

Song Premiere: Devil At Your Heels

Honored disciples of the Jackalope!

For the first time ever we’re giving you a brand new song off the upcoming album: Devil At Your Heels is now streaming via acclaimed American Stoner Blog The Obelisk and comes with a high velocity video featuring a bunch of the great press quotes we received thus far. All the while you’re rockin’ out to the new track, make sure to also read the great article, which JJ from The Obelisk wrote and can be found here.
This premiere also marks the official start of our album preorder via Lo-Fi Merchandise and Ozium Records. Be one of the first to grab a copy, we promise you won’t regret it!

As for the song, here ya go:

Album Announcement: “Return Of The Jackalope” to be released on July 24


We’re finally unleashing our debut album ‘Return Of The Jackalope’ upon the world on July 24. It’ ll be released via Bochum based face-kickin’ label Beerfuzz Records. But don’t take our word for it, just check out the ballin’ album announcement that good ol’ Mr. Fuzz of More Fuzz wrote for us. That’s quite a lot of fuzz right there – just the way we like it…

We’re also giving away 3 copies of the album once it hits the shelves. Just follow this link to get to the announcement post and the contest.

Also make sure to check out the epic artwork we were bestowed upon by Artur Bäcker – an immensely talented sonofabitch and overall asskicker!

Jackalope Fuzz Review [GER]

Jeder Gitarrist kennt sie, die Suche nach dem “Holy Grail”, dem perfekten Fuzz. Schon einmal vorweggenommen: Meine Suche endet erstmal hier.

Zu meiner Person: Ich bin Mitte 20, spiele Rhythm-Guitar und bin ein Pedal-Geek!

Ich hatte schon reichlich Kontakt zu Fuzz-Pedalen, von Bodentretern von der Stange, bis hin zu edlen Boutique Pedalen, auf meinem Brett haben sich schon zig Zerren getummelt, unter anderem auch der Fuzzly Bear von KMA-Machines und der kommt da so schnell auch nicht mehr weg. Denn gerade als Rhythmus Gitarrist hat man mit Zerren immer ein Problem: Akkorde! Continue reading