Archive for the 'William Tyler' Category

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Welcome to the third episode of Aquarium Drunkard’s Transmissions podcast, our recurring series of inspired conversation and unexpected sounds. On this week’s episode Jason P. Woodbury speaks with Nashville-based guitarist William Tyler. As a sideman, Tyler’s guitar work has appeared on records by Lambchop, Charlie Louvin, Candi Staton, Hiss Golden Messenger, Silver Jews, Wooden Wand, […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Nashville guitar journeyman William Tyler is set to release Modern Country June 3rd via Merge Records. His fourth full-length, the record is self-described as “a love letter to what we’re losing in America, to what we’ve already lost.” Tyler guests on my SIRIUS show this Friday, his set presented here as Sebastian Speaks – A […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Help keep independent freeform radio alive. WFMU is presently in the midst of its 2016 fundraising marathon. To sweeten the pot Jeff Conklin, host of the weekly program The Avant Ghetto, has put together Songs to Fill the Air – a 12 track compilation of contemporary artists covering the Dead. One of the artists taking […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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 Takoma School stylings of Daniel Bachman, from the amazing Gunn-Truscinski Duo LPs to the stoney grooves of Matt Valentine & Erika Elder … […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015

On July 2nd, 2015, William Tyler, sidestepping I-65, drove his new-to-him Toyota south from his home in Nashville, down Hillsboro Pike and Highways 106 and 431, through Franklin, Lewisburg, Fayetteville, Hazel Green, and Meridianville, to downtown Huntsville, Alabama. William, a guy who embodies everything that is good and authentic about Music City in the same […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Whether solo, with Lambchop, Silver Jews and beyond, I’ve been following William Tyler’s career, in one form or another, for over a decade. This week, the Lagniappe Sessions find the Nashville based […]

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Accept no substitutes! William Tyler’s Lost Colony EP is the only piece of music you need in your car this summer. Or any season, really. The wide-open, panoramic sonic vistas on the three tracks here seem tailor made for epic, exploratory road trips. And Tyler’s been doing plenty of road-tripping in the past year, touring […]

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

It was somehow agreed upon during my conversation with William Tyler that he would do the transcribing – the difficult, tedious part – and I would write the intro. This is consistent with William’s character: he is the classic overachiever. Add him to any band – even great ones, like Silver Jews, Lambchop, or Yo […]

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Diversions, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, catches up with our favorite artists as they wax on subjects other than recording and performing. Below, part 2 of William Tyler’s stream of consciousness reflections concerning his late-Summer North American tour out west. Read part one, here. . . __________________________________________________________________________________ It’s been said that this is a […]