Fresh off the release of the live album rock out Secret Stratosphere, William Tyler joins us to discuss his full band vision, discuss the last decade or so in film, and detail his fears about AI and the digital landscape.
Crash landing somewhere between the deep fried expanses of Amon Düül II and brawny riffs of Tres Hombres, “Area Code 601” presents guitarist William Tyler in a thrilling new mode: that of a feedback-drenched country prog rocker. Joined by backing band The Impossible Truth—bassist Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather), drummer Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews), and Luke Schneider (Margo Price)—the song arrives alongside the announcement of a new live album, Secret Stratosphere, due out March 31st from Merge.
On Lost Futures, Marisa Anderson and William Tyler arrive on the scene with resplendent “News About Heaven.” On the more ambient Understand, Tyler teams with pedal steeliest Luke Schneider to offer a brief sonic storybook.
Saturday night, October 3rd, the Aquarium Drunkard livestream series continues with the unparalleled William Tyler.
Performing live from Gold Diggers in East Hollywood, tune in at 6pm pacific.
Just before the lockdown, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt released First Cow, the filmmaker’s seventh feature film. A slow and mediative movie, it features sounds by AD compatriot William Tyler, who recorded the soundtrack with Scott Hirsch at Echo Magic Studio. While composing and recording, Tyler and Hirsch put together a “mood board” of sounds they referenced while working. Here, Hirsch shares that mixtape, along with his thoughts about First Cow.
For the last decade, William Tyler’s widescreen guitar epics have told wordless stories, about forgotten histories, American myths, backroads, and mystic visions. On this episode of Transmissions he discusses traveling to Nashville as the pandemic spread and the art he’s been enjoying while hunkered down.
Returning for his second Lagniappe Session, guitarist William Tyler offers up new covers of Fleetwood Mac and Yo La Tengo, and sets about interpreting compositions by George Frideric Handel and Antonín Leopold Dvořák.
Welcome to the February 2019 edition of our Transmissions Podcast. On this episode, we sit down with Bruce Hornsby to discuss his new lp Absolute Zero. Then, William Tyler performs and discusses songs from Goes West live at Gold Diggers.
The Windham Hill sound was inviting and warm, but nonetheless idiosyncratic, a hallmark of a moment when mainstream commercial success and the lack of traditional pop forms didn’t negate each other.
This month sees the release of William Tyler’s next full-length, Goes West – his first recorded output in two years. To commemorate the event, we’re sitting down with Tyler on January 29th at Gold Diggers in east Hollywood for TALK SHOW, followed by a performance […]
Welcome to the March installment of Aquarium Drunkard’s recurring Transmissions podcast, a series of interviews and audio esoterica. This month, we’re centering in on a sense of place. First, we sit […]
For a decade-and-a-half, Cory Rayborn’s Three Lobed label has been a reliable trademark of quality when it comes to adventurous underground sounds. From the blown speaker glory of Bardo Pond to the […]