Watch our new video featuring a live version of "Leaving Home" from our Daytrotter session and footage from our tour last year.
Visionary was featured in Indie Rock Cafe's Top DIY Albums of 2014. "One of the underrated debuts of the year." Read the article here!
We stopped by Daytrotter Studios in Rock Island, IL during our last tour to record a live session. Listen and download the full session here!
We are very excited to share that our cover of Lorde's "A World Alone" was featured on Buzzfeed. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here!
In 1998, when most of you were rocking Air Jordans and spending your Friday nights watching the X-Files, four unassuming tweens were decidedly not listening to Chumbawambah as they laid the foundations for a musical revolution. Rigbi officially became Rigbi in 2011, but they have been a group for the past 14 years.
After several experiences with other bands and individual efforts, Jon Irizarry, Randy Sabo, and Brian Cornish came together for open studio sessions in early 2011. They quickly found a rhythm and gelled musically; however, lacking a name and a little glockenspiel (don't we all?) they added Pat Maloney to the group. The result was a more modern sound and a fuller presentation....and a name: Rigbi.
The New Jersey natives’ 2014 record, Visionary, was voted MAGNET Magazine’s February #1 Most Anticipated Release and has garnered praise from tastemakers including Daytrotter, Ear to The Ground, Americana UK, and IndieLondon among others. They have even received accolades from indie heavy-hitters, The Head and The Heart and Seattle record label Sub Pop, for their cover video of “Let’s Be Still”.
Now, having finished up two tours, they have returned home to work on new material. “The tour was a great experience! We met a lot of people and made new friends”, said drummer Brian Cornish. Of the new material vocalist/guitarist Jon Irizarry added, “We’ve been exploring different approaches to writing our music. “It has been one big learning experience and we are still pushing ourselves everyday.”
Listening to Rigbi is a unique experience- upbeat, thought-provoking and fun. (imagine Keane and Vampire Weekend had a son and played Weezer tunes to him during his formative years).They will get you moving and smiling, like you've put on a red track suit, jumped into a Wes Anderson film and joined the Bombardment Society. Before you know it, you'll be in your car and driving to that girl's house to ask her to dance in the driveway (you know the one, she's waiting for you). Think of Rigbi as the four grown-up middle school guys sporting glasses and dodgy beards who are strumming, fingering and crooning the soundtrack to your ass-shaking and lawn-chair-sitting and road-tripping and beverage-consumption...because that's all they are really.
"Underrated debut of the year." Top DIY Album of 2014.
"8 out of 10. An indie sweetmeat."
Voted #1 Most Anticipated Release - February 2014
"We love this."
"Jungle beats and electronic indie pop melodies surge into excitement"
"You can't help but to be drawn further and further into it"
4 out of 5
"A wonderful warm blanket of lush arrangements and sweet sparkling melodies"