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.
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|Kurt Wagner and Tim Burgess at The Beech House
(via Beech House Recording)
Listen another new song (rough mix) from the forthcoming second solo album “Oh No, I Love You” by Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), it was recorded with R. Stevie Moore.
“One of the tracks we had recorded was not running as smoothly as the others – a song called The Doors of Then. We’d tried it with a full band, stripped back and every which way. Apart from recording the album, the only other thing I’d wanted to do was meet up with R. Stevie Moore. I’d first heard his songs around five years ago and had spent most of the intervening time trying to listen to as many of the 400 albums that he’d made as possible. Me met over a takeout pizza and we got on like a trailer park on fire. I told him about The Doors of Then and the next day we recorded it with R. Stevie playing everything except the drums. It sounded exactly as I’d wanted it to.”
via Huffington Post Entertainment Blog interview with Tim Burgess
Tim Burgess – The Doors Of Then (early rough mix)
R. Stevie Moore – guitars & bass / Chris Scruggs – drums
/ Tony Crow – keyboards
Recorded at Beech House, Nashville Oct 2011 by Mark Nevers
(via RSM Soundcloud)
|R Stevie Moore / The Vaccines
split 7″ (OGEN 016)
O Genesis Recordings, the label founded by The Charlatans‘ frontman Tim Burgess, has released three new 7” singles on Record Store Day, April 21st. It includes the debut double AA sided 7” by London 3 piece band Blood Music, and the first track ‘A Case For Vinyl’ from Tim Burgess’ forthcoming solo album – the follow up to 2003′s debut solo “I Believe,” then a split 7″ between R. Stevie Moore (‘Post Breakup Sex’) and The Vaccines (‘Why Should I Love You?’), covering each other’s songs.
‘A Case For Vinyl,’ written by Tim Burgess and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop, was recorded/produced last year in Nashville by Mark Nevers, with Kurt Wagner, Chris Scruggs on bass (a grandson of the legendary Earl Scruggs), Tony Crow (Lambchop) on piano. The flipside features a remix by Sam Willis from Walls. The full-length, Burgess in Nashville, album “Oh No I Love You” will be out in September.
Lambchop – Gone Tomorrow, from “Mr. M”
Jessie Baylin – Storms (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Born in Gillette, New Jersey, a Nashville based singer/songwriter, Jessie Baylin has released a free 5-track EP “Pleasure Center” last month, it was recorded at home in her living room with the help of Richard Swift. “Pleasure Center” collects her covers of Sonic Youth (‘Little Trouble Girl’), Arthur Russell (‘I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face’), Fleetwood Mac (‘Storms’), and Thin Lizzy (‘A Song For While I’m Away’), except her own composition ‘White Noise.’ Available via her soundcloud site, HERE.
“I drew a lot from people like Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick, the Brill Building writers. But I didn’t want to make a retro, throwback kind of album. Nostalgia is fine, I have a definite fondness for that, but I didn’t want people to listen and think I was trying to recapture something from the past.”
Jessie Baylin‘s forthcoming third full-length “Little Spark,” will be released on January 17th, 2012 via Blonde Rat. It was produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) last fall at Fairfax Recordings, and features so many guest musicians like Waddy Wachtel, Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz, The Watson Twins and Jimmie Haskell….. and Richard Swift (who played most of the instruments) as the album’s chief arranger.
Hurry Hurry by jessiebaylin
from her upcoming full-length “Little Spark,” free download, HERE
STREAM >> first single ‘Holiday’ from “Little Spark” at MTV Hive.
Making Jessie Baylin’s Record Part 3
(thanks to ArAtAq)
William Tyler – Tears and Saints (live) (via nyctaper)
William Tyler is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a guitarist who has spent the last several years recording and touring with Silver Jews and Lambchop among others. In addition he has contributed to albums by artists as diverse as Charlie Louvin, Candi Staton, Wooden Wand, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, as well as taking part in a large ensemble piece by composer Rhys Chatham. And he also has his own record label, Sebastian Speaks.
Taken from his own name’s solo debut album “Behold the Spirit,” released by New York’s Tompkins Square Records, 2010, after releasing his first album “Deseret Canyon” under the moniker the Paper Hats (Apparent Extent, 2008).
William Tyler – Behold the Spirit
Directed/Edited by Zack Wilson. Music/Narration by William Tyler.
|cover art: ‘James E. Prudent, Jr.’ by Kurt Wagner|
“MR. M started in a painter’s studio in fact. Wagner explains. “As I worked, I was approached by Mark Nevers (former full time band member & producer for the likes of Andrew Bird and Will Oldham) with the idea of making another Lambchop record. He had a concept of a sound and a method that worked with the tone of my writing. His idea was a kind of ‘psycho-Sinatra’ sound, one that involved the arranging of strings and other sounds in a more open and yet complex way.”
Lambchop – If Not I’ll Just Die
The album was recorded at Mark Nevers’ Nashville Beech House studio, with Scott Martin (drums), Matt Swanson (bass), Ryan Norris (guitar, organ), Tony Crow (piano), William Tyler (guitar) and guests include Jonathan Marx (another ex-member of the band) and Cortney Tidwell. The strings were arranged by Peter Stopschinski and Mason Neely.
|Kurt Wagner “LBJ” oil on panel|
from the exhibition, Beautillion Militaire 2000, LBJ, Portraits, and Commissions by Kurt Wagner, this fall at Nashville’s Zeitgeist Gallery
Both tracks are taken from the Lambchop Rarities LP entitled “Turd Goes Back: Essential Tracks from Secret Secret Sourpuss & Big Tussie” which was released as a part of their 2011 series of subscription-only Grapefruit Record Club, founded by Simon Joyner and Ben Goldberg. This limited, vinyl-only LP is an assemblage of Kurt Wagner’s early recordings, taken from two rare cassettes. Also, Nashville-based label Sebastian Speaks has released the vinyl of Kurt Wagner & Cortney Tidwell Present Kort.
Grapefruit Records’ upcoming releases for 2012 include Bruce Russell & Roy Montgomery, Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo) and more!
Directed by Tabitha O’Connell
Mavis is a collaboration between Ashley Beedle & Darren Morris, a concept born from their mutual love and respect for Mavis Staples, the Staples Singers, and 70’s era Stax records. The tracks are strung together by the airy downtempo production, with various vocalists like Kurt Wagner, Candi Staton, Ed Harcourt, Edwyn Collins, Cerys Matthews and Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell. Release: March 2(!K7)