William Tyler’s new album “Modern Country” comes out June 3rd, and features multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger, Blind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco).
Get a taste of the album with the release of the song “Sunken Cathedral.” Tyler said of the song:
[It was] initially inspired by the Debussy piece “Sunken Cathedral.” The phrase “sunken garden” refers to a style of botanical design that was featured at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a similar complex of gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida. The gardens in Florida were built as an early roadside tourist attraction at the dawn of automobile travel in the South in the 1930s, and thus the song is a tribute to those initial Southern travelers of the highways.
You can buy the standard black vinyl version here.
William Tyler on tour:
Jun 03 Oxford, MS – The End of All Music (Free in-store show & release party)
Jul 13 Durham, NC – Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Aug 12-13 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
Aug 14 Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amphitheater w/ Wilco
Aug 16 Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC w/ Wilco
Aug 17 St. Louis, MO – The Fabulous Fox Theatre w/ Wilco