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Lie Perfectly Still and Stream William Tyler’s Beautiful ‘Modern Country’ Right Now

Happy news if you enjoy William Tyler's elegiac, meditative approach to folk music: his new album, Modern Country, is streaming today. The follow-up to 2013's Impossible Truth features assists from…
Anna Gaca / May 26, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Julie Ruin, William Tyler, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from pessimistic shoegaze groups, smooth-talking disco dandies, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2016

Jack White Enters Publishing Game With Third Man Books

Continuing his love for all things old-timey, Jack White has announced the creation of a new publishing company. Third Man Books will function as a…
Colin Joyce / July 22, 2014

Nashville’s Son: The Life and Death of an Indie-Rock Prince

Not long ago, Nashville had an indie-rock prince, and his name was Ben Todd. Todd loved local music, the cartoon Adventuretime, and Peach Nehi soda.
Amanda Shapiro / June 9, 2014

William Tyler’s ‘Whole New Dude’ Is a Rootsy Road-Trip Epic

William Tyler never shies away from the Big Themes. Last year's Impossible Truth, his second LP under his own name and first for Merge, was…
Philip Sherburne / March 20, 2014

David Bevan’s 25 Best Albums of 2013

To finish out the year, we'll be offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Today, Senior Editor David Bevan.
David Bevan / December 23, 2013

Hear William Tyler, Angel Olsen, and More Live on ‘Folkadelphia Sessions Volume One’ Compilation

Folkadelphia is a "folk-adjacent" weekly radio show that values performance chops. As such, producers have put together Folkadelphia Sessions Volume One, a 16-track compilation collecting…
Kyle McGovern / December 17, 2013

Stream Promised Land Sound’s Glorious, William Tyler-Assisted Debut Album

For years, members of Promised Land Sound made the rounds in the Nashville garage-rock scene, playing with Pujol and alongside various members of JEFF the…
Kyle McGovern / September 16, 2013

William Tyler Remakes Cult Drag-Racing Film for ‘Portrait of Sarah’ Video

William Tyler honors the open road and cult 1970s cinema in the just-released video for "A Portrait of Sarah." Directed by Michael Carter, the nearly…
Kyle McGovern / July 30, 2013

Bonnaroo 2013: The 10 Best Things We Saw on Saturday

10. William Tyler Fahey-inflected, instrumental-rock doomsayer William Tyler opened his set by bragging that he lived only an hour away ("Bonnaroo is the most convenient…
SPIN Staff / June 16, 2013

30 Must-See Acts at Bonnaroo 2013

Once again, Bonnaroo has returned to bring good vibes, loud tunes, and environmentally responsible fun to the dusty and/or muddy expanses of Manchester, Tennessee. Here…
SPIN Staff / June 6, 2013

Solange, William Tyler, Mac DeMarco Join Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Empire of the Sun, Solange, Polyphonic Spree, Mac DeMarco, William Tyler, and more have been added to the lineup for this year's Bonnaroo Music and…
Kyle McGovern / April 24, 2013

William Tyler, ‘Impossible Truth’ (Merge)

In a recent video trailer for Impossible Truth— William Tyler's second LP under his own name and first for Merge — the Nashville guitar virtuoso…
David Bevan / March 22, 2013

The 5 Best Things We Saw at SXSW Thursday: Killer Mike, Mikal Cronin, Chance the Rapper

See all our best live photos from SXSW 2013 here…
SPIN Staff / March 15, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Dave Grohl, Marnie Stern, ‘Spring Breakers,’ and More

For this week's round of ready-to-stream albums, we present an LP from current SPIN cover star Dave Grohl and the newest full-length from recent SPIN profile…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2013

William Tyler: Guitar Phenom Mulls Apocalypse, Replies With Instrumental Grace

Who: The 33-year-old, Nashville-born guitarist William Tyler has played with Lambchop for 13 years, while also serving as an occasional sideman for everyone from Bonnie…
Jessica Hopper / March 5, 2013

Stream William Tyler of Lambchop’s Full, Hypnotic ‘Impossible Truth’

For the moment, William Tyler is preoccupied with geography. Save for one, every single song title on the Nashville-based guitar maestro's upcoming second album, Impossible Truth (out…
Kyle McGovern / March 4, 2013

William Tyler Imagines Ronald Reagan’s Atari Apocalypse in ‘Impossible Truth’ Teaser Video

William Tyler, instrumental guitar wizard and Lambchop associate, has described his upcoming solo album Impossible Truth (out March 19 via Merge) as "my '70s singer-songwriter record;…
Kyle McGovern / March 1, 2013

5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013

Hear Lambchop Guitarist William Tyler’s Misty ‘Cadillac Desert’

William Tyler first paid his dues as a member of Lambchop and a guest on records by the likes of Silver Jews and Bonnie "Prince"
Marc Hogan / December 12, 2012