William Tyler Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to William Tyler:
John Fahey, Marisa Anderson, Steve Gunn, Ryley Walker, Nathan Salsburg, Glenn Jones, Michael Chapman, James Blackshaw, Daniel Bachman, Sandro Perri, Chuck Johnson, Meg Baird
Go west! William Tyler’s there! The title of Goes West is to be taken both literally and figuratively: literally in the sense that the former Silver Jews/Lambchop guitarist moved to California to write the record, figuratively in the sense that there is a distinctive dose of West Coast sunshine to this collection of instrumental alt-country. We could quite easily see these deft tracks cropping up on the soundtrack for Bojack Horseman one day - a compliment indeed (have you seen that show’s Metacritic scores?!).
- Vinyl LP (MRG645LPC1)
- Limited edition
This is a re-press of the initially limited Three Lobed Parallelogram series in which they paired two musicians together and watched the sparks fly. This one is where guitar pickers Six Organs of Admittance and William Tyler shared some quality studio time. Three unique tracks lavishly presented.
William Tyler’s music actually is a kind of Modern Country: although his songs are instrumental, and thus not about your wife leaving you, they feel essentially of contemporary rural America. His backing band is fantastic here, including Glenn Kotche of Wilco and frequent Jim O’Rourke collaborator Darin Grey. On Merge.
Instrumental americana wonder-boy William Tyler dazzled us a little with Modern Country, a slab of War On Drugs-inspired tunes dug deep with dad rock melodics. Like most people who play guitar in this world, he has been to Third Man Records, where he performed some songs, and of course they got recorded for this record. It's a fine performance, seeing Tyler transition his original acoustic sound into his newly textured findings.