Caught by the River

Modern Country: A new record by William Tyler

8th April 2016

Trailer directed by Elise Tyler.

As you might have gathered, being a reader of this site, I love the music of William Tyler. His songs and his guitar playing fill my mind with visions of multi-coloured meteor showers across vast desert skies and I like that. For me, William is the one jewel that’s missing from our festival stages this summer, he’s not in the country so there’s nothing we can do about it but it’s a bummer. That said, the unexpected anticipation of a new record offers more than consolation.
3 June. On Merge. (JB)

Modern Country is a love letter to what we’re losing in America, to what we’ve already lost. We stand at the precipice of the twilight of empire, the decline of so many national institutions and the vanishing of certainties.” —William Tyler.