Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire


Shael Riley & The Double Ice Backfire are arranger/producer Ty Guenley and titular singer-songwriter Shael Riley. Hailing from Belin, New Mexico and New York’s Hudson Valley respectively, the duo have been collaborating online since 2009, when they were introduced by mutual friends who shared their interest in arranging music from classic video games. Typically, their process entails starting with a genuine NES chiptune, layering modern synths and guitar on top, and then adding vocals. The result is a distinctive palette of rarely-combined sounds packed densely together to produce hooky, irreverent pop music.