Preview William Tyler’s Score For New A24 Movie First Cow

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First CowMuch of the Southern guitar virtuoso and producer William Tyler’s music could easily translate to movies. Albums like Modern Country and William Tyler Goes West are full of thoughtful, vibrant instrumentals that turn his music videos into short films in their own right. So it’s only reasonable that Tyler has now composed a … More »

Stephen Malkmus & Bob Nastanovich Set For David Berman Tribute Show In Portland

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Stephen-MalkmusEarlier this year, the Silver Jews and Purple Mountains mastermind David Berman, one of the most beloved writers in the history of American indie rock, died by suicide at the age of 52. Since then, there have been a great many fond remembrances of Berman, from a Tennessee Titans scoreboard messageMore »

Merge Announces Initial Lineup For MRG30 Festival, A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” Out Friday

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Merge Records turns 30 this year, and the North Carolina-based label is throwing a celebratory festival in July dubbed MRG30. It’ll take place from 7/24-27 at venues in Carrboro and Durham. The just-announced lineup includes Superchunk, the Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, Lambchop, Ibibio Sound Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger, Wye Oak, Destroyer, Sneaks, Swearin’, and more. Tickets … More »

William Tyler – “Call Me When I’m Breathing Again”

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Guitarist William Tyler, of Silver Jews and Lambchop, is gearing up to release Goes West, the follow-up to 2016’s lush instrumental LP Modern Country. We’ve already heard the lead single, “Fail Safe,” and today he shares “Call Me When I’m Breathing Again” featuring Meg Duffy. Their guitars flit about one another with every … More »

William Tyler – “Fail Safe”

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Back in 2016, William Tyler released his virtuosic instrumental LP Modern Country. Since then, the Nashville guitarist played an acoustic Stereogum Session and contributed songs to a Nada Surf covers record as well as a get-out-the-vote compilation for the Swing Left campaign. More »

Matt Berninger, Cass McCombs, Andrew Bird, & More Contribute Tracks To Free Songs For Swing Left Compilation

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Songs For Swing Left is a new compilation to raise money and increase awareness of the Swing Left campaign to help flip the United States’ House Of Representative blue in the upcoming midterm elections. It’s a running collection of songs, and it features contributions from the likes of Kurt Vile, Tim Heidecker, Jim … More »