Riversend Released Self-Title Debut Album ‘Riversend’

Big news from Southampton, NJ—RIVERSIDE, an indie rock band with a knack for blending ambient vibes with indie rock, just dropped their 7-track debut album, titled “Riversend,” on March 8th, 2024. The album has mesmerizing melodies that pull you into their dreamy world. Alongside their album, they’ve also put out a single called “Withering.” which explores introspective themes and encourages listeners to let go of things they can’t change.

In their own words, Riversend describes their debut album as “a compilation of haunting melodies that tell stories of sadness and intrigue.” They encourage listeners to dive into the otherworldly beauty of their music. With a unique mix of rock and blues, they aim to create a portrait of melancholic beauty that stands out from the crowd.


Starting off the album is the amazing track “Dreaming,” where smooth guitars and powerful vocals greet you with open arms. It’s an exceptional piece that tugs at your heartstrings, especially with lyrics like “Stayed by the river, Lay with me, stay with me, Come home.” The song’s structure and buildup are simply fantastic, and let’s not forget that breathtaking guitar solo at the end—it’s truly a masterpiece.

Moving on to “Withering,” we’re met with a slow, haunting melody and vocals that reach deep into your soul. The lyrics are powerful, and the chorus is catchy, making it hard to get out of your head. According to the band, “Withering” maintains their signature melancholic tone, delving into the vulnerabilities of the mind. It prompts listeners to reflect on the impermanence of life and the inevitability of change. With Olivia Horovitz leading on vocals and Zack Miranowic on guitar, bass, and vocals, Riversend’s sound defies categorization. Their music is a unique blend of genres, creating a portrait of melancholic beauty that stands out in the music scene.


Up next is “Revolution Is My Name,” a cover of Pantera’s classic song, infused with a whole new emotional spirit and effect. Trust me when I say, this is hands down one of the best covers of this track I’ve ever heard. Olivia’s vocals breathe new life into the song, while Zack’s guitar work and mix take it to another level. The musical production is top-notch, making it a solid cover that’ll have you hitting repeat.

Now, onto “Moonlight,” which has an eerie yet relaxing vibe. The guitar solo adds a solid touch to the song, and Olivia’s vocals are consistently exceptional. It’s the kind of track that’ll lull you into a peaceful sleep. Similarly, “Phantom” showcases the band’s professionalism with its impeccable musicality and vocals. Plus, the surprise male vocals in the second verse add an extra layer of depth to the album. It’s a duet that’s pure magic and deserves a standing ovation.

But hey, I’m not here to give away all the surprises. There’s so much more to this album than I can possibly express. We want you to dive in and discover it for yourself. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Tracks like “When All Is Lost” and “Dead & Gone” are absolute masterpieces that’ll leave you in awe. So, don’t just take my word for it—go ahead and experience the magic of Riversend’s debut album firsthand.

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