The Picturebooks Premiere Video; Announce October Release

July 17, 2014, Los Angeles – The Picturebooks, a blues-soaked duo featuring singer/guitar player Fynn Claus Grabke and drummer Philipp Mirtschink, release their North American debut album, Imaginary Horse, on Oct. 7 via RidingEasy Records.


A video for the album’s first single, “Your Kisses Burn Like Fire,” a sweaty, boot-stomping outing featuring a growling Grabke and a driving backbone via Mirtschink, premiered today via Noisey (  Noisey said the pair “show self-appointed Americana gatekeeper Lana Del Rey how the lifestyle is really done. The duo blaze through the desert with a femme fatale on choppers and pickup trucks just for the hell of it à la Easy Rider.”


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The band’s full album is available now for pre-order via iTunes with “Your Kisses Burn Like Fire” available for immediate download (

“Music, skateboarding and motorcycles, that’s all we need,” says Grabke. The pair, who hail from Gütersloh, Germany, are well known in motorcycle circles for their custom creations and the band’s unique working environment that’s part recording studio, skate park and chopper garage. From Dice Magazine to Kustom World, Custombike or Kustom, their bikes are featured in chopper magazines worldwide.  Fynn, the son of famed ’80s era skateboarder Claus Grabke, and Philipp have trekked across the European continent for the past four years, combining their passion into a lifestyle that’s reflected in their wall-shaking music.

The Picturebooks play Riot Fest in both Chicago and Denver this September with more North American performances to be announced soon.

About RidingEasy Records:

Formed in 2013 out of the sleepy beach town of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, RidingEasy Records (formerly EasyRider Records) is dedicated to unearthing the finest in heavy psych, doom, stoner and heavy rock. Products include limited edition runs of vinyl and cassettes with creative packaging and the label has eleven bands currently signed to its roster; Electric Citizen, The Well, Salem’s Pot, Slow Season, Albino Python, Sons of Huns, Black Prism, Old Man’s Will (US only), Monolord, Shooting Guns and Spiral Shades. RidingEasy Records has also secured the exclusive rights to cassette releases by Sleep, Witchcraft, Kadavar, Graveyard, Valfader, FUZZ, Windhand, The ZigZagz and Orchid with more titles to come.