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William Tyler: April 16, 2014 Union Pool via NYCTAPER

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01 Highway Anxiety
02 [banter1]
03 We Can’t Go Home Again
04 [banter2]
05 Oahspe
06 [banter3]
07 Cadillac Desert
08 A Portrait of Sarah
09 [banter4]
10 Missionary Ridge

“On April 29, William Tyler, a Nashville guitarist (Lambchop, Silver Jews) and composer, will release Lost Colony, the follow-up EP to his critically acclaimed 2013 release Impossible Truth. The limited-edition 12-inch features the new song “Whole New Dude,” a full-band reworking of “We Can’t Go Home Again” from Impossible Truth, and “Karussell,” a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song.”

“The 12-inch was recorded and mixed by Joe Pisapia at Middletree Studios in Nashville in late 2013. The full band for this recording is William Tyler on guitar and keyboard; Reece Lazarus (bass guitar); Jamin Orrall (drums, percussion); and Luke Schneider (pedal steel guitar). In addition, the album’s front and back cover photography is the work of Tyler’s younger sister Elise.” –MERGE

「Whole New Dude」というタイトルは、ツアー中にM. C. テイラー(Hiss Golden Messenger)とジュリアン・ジェインズの『The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind:神々の沈黙-意識の誕生と文明の興亡』(1976著作、デヴィッド・ボウイが挙げるお気に入り100册のブックリストにも…)について話していた時に、ふと口をついて出てきたのだとか …。

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Stream She & Him‘s newest single ‘I Could’ve Been Your Girl’ taken from their forthcoming new album “Volume 3,” out on May 7th via Merge Records / out on May 2nd via P-Vine (Japan).



Videochat Karaoke with
Zooey Deschanel + Abigail Chapin (The Chapin Sisters)
“If I Could Only Win Your Love” (Louvin Brothers cover)
via HelloGiggles

“I was on tour with Wooden Wand and we were opening a West Coast tour for Swans. I had three books — Cadillac Desert, Ecology of Fear, and Hotel California — that I was juggling. They all had these themes of un-sustainability and illusion.” –William Tyler (via SPIN)

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From the album Impossible Truth, out March 19, 2013 in North America and April 29, 2013 in the UK and Europe on Merge Records.


William Tyler – Impossible Truth (Album Teaser)
Directed and editted by Zack Wilson
“Impossible Truth” is out March 19, 2013 on Merge Records.

Tompkins Square Records has released a box set version of its ‘Imaginational Anthem‘ series “Imaginational Anthem vols. 1-5,” all five volumes of the acclaimed series, in their original packaging, plus a bonus disc : ‘Elvis Was A Capricorn’, a previously unreleased live CD by William Tyler. Limited to 999 units.


William Tyler – We Can’t Go Home Again (Shaker Steps session)

Nashville lifer and raw countrified shamanic solo guitarist
extrordinaire William Tyler has been a very in-demand musician who has
played with the likes of Lamb Chop, Silver Jews, Bonnie “Prince” Billy,
and Wooden Wand. In 2010 he released his first solo instrumental record
called Behold the Spirit to much critical acclaim. William has since
signed to Merge Records who will be releasing his next album Impossible
Truth due out March 19th.

William was in Lexington for a recording session with Wooden Wand, and
he very graciously agreed to do a Shaker Steps session with us before he
headed back to Nashville. We walked around and found a very cool
locally owned little leather shop called The Last Genuine Leather Co.
where they do custom work and provide an opportunity for local artisans
to sell their wares. William plays this beautifully moving song “We
Can’t Go Home Again” off his upcoming album. –Shaker Steps

From the album “Impossible Truth,” out March 19, 2013 in North America and April 29, 2013 in the UK and Europe on Merge Records. Pre-order, HERE.

(via The Quietus interview)

The American Music Club frontman, Mark Eitzel’s new full-length “Don’t Be a Stranger” is due out on October 2nd via MERGE Records, and out now via Décor Records (Europe/Australia/NZ). Paste magazine is streaming the album now.

WATCH :: Mark Eitzel’s Life Lessons
Mark prepared for this album by asking for advice on his career and new album from a few friends including comedian Neil Hamburger, character actress Grace Zabriskie, acting coach Drew Droege, and more.

by Merge Records

Drew and Mark

The Quietusのインタビュー、いいです。とても。ニック・ドレイクの作品で知られるストリングス・アレンジャー、ロバート・カービー(16 April 1948 – 3 October 2009)のことや、次のアルバムのタイトルには「I Am Not A Serious Person」(ウィリアム・フリードキン監督がオフ・ブロードウェイ舞台劇を基に1970年に撮った「The Boys in the Band真夜中のパーティ」のなかでのリチャード・ハリスのセリフ)がいいなぁ…などと。このニュー・アルバム「Don’t Be a Stranger」はAmerican Music Clubリユニオン後の作品をリリースしていたMERGEからの10/2リリースでAMCのギタリストVudi、ピート・トーマス(Elvis Costello & the Attractions)も参加。プロデュースはSheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Harper)。

RIP Tim Mooney (1954-2012).

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