Boxing the Needle is an alternative American rock band with traces of rock, soul, and blues. Their vintage style of songwriting combines smokey vocals, tight rhythms, and an enduring live synergy. BTN is Ryan Townsend (guitar, vocals), Ryan Marks (bass, vocals),  Yan Falmagne (keys, vocals), and Scott MacRobbie (drums). Based in New York, the band is currently working on their debut full length album with producer / engineer John Siket (Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Sonic Youth).

For music, live shows, and updates visit them at BOXINGTHENEEDLE.COM

Pieces Re-Released

The re-issue of the Ryan Townsend album Pieces is now available for download. All the origianal songs have been remixed and remastered. The album also includeds previoulsy unreleased material not available on the original version. Download Pieces for free for a limited time. Click HERE to read the story behind the album and it's re-release. 

Weekly NYC Residency

Ryan will be performing two acoustic sets every Wednesday night in New York City at Scallywags in Hell's Kitchen, mixing a blend of original songs and covers that span the decades. 

R&R Music School / R&R Live Music

Ryan Townsend and Ryan Marks have opened up a music school and studio specializing in music instruction and music production. Check us out at R&R Music School in Congers, New York.  

RTB featured in the film "Living Will"

Six songs, including a handful off the RTB release Pieces, have been used in the Lions Gate feature film, Living Will, starring Jackass alumni Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera. Check out the trailer below, featuring the song "Walk." 

Apologies Music Video



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