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William Tyler announces spring tour in support of Impossible Truth

William Tyler announces spring tour in support of Impossible Truth

William Tyler hits the road this spring in support of his Merge debut Impossible Truth. Beginning on March 7 at the Savannah Stopover Festival as he travels to Austin for SXSW, William will make his way west in April with more dates still to come.

Of the album, Uncut raves: “This terrific record feels less like an exploratory folk session, more like a virtuoso guitarist and arranger using the tools of a folk musician to reconsider and deconstruct rock music.” And Pitchfork writes: “Without pandering in the slightest, Tyler wields his staggering fingerpicking technique as a means of presenting something accessible and lyrical.”

Recorded and mixed at Beech House in Nashville and co-produced by Tyler and Mark Nevers, Impossible Truth features guest appearances from Chris Scruggs, Luke Schneider, Roy Agee, and Lambchop compatriot Scott Martin. 2010’s Behold the Spirit, Tyler’s first album under his own name, was celebrated by Pitchfork as “the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more” and established him as a critical favorite, the picker who, according to his friend and tour mate M.C. Taylor from Hiss Golden Messenger, “connects the dots between Sandy Bull, Richard Thompson, Bruce Langhorne, and Reggie Young.”

Spin.com premiered “Cadillac Desert," writing: “‘Cadillac Desert,’ the first glimpse of Tyler’s upcoming Impossible Truth, due out March 19 on Merge, is a layered, textured six-plus-minute track that gleams with enough surface-level beauty to appeal to listeners who’d rather zone out than admire technical prowess—audiences who just might reach for this when they’re in the mood for the slide-guitar reveries of Beach House, the ambient singer-songwriter haze of Grouper, or the slow-motion fireworks of Galaxie 500.”

Listen & share “Cadillac Desert” from Impossible Truth now

Pre-order Impossible Truth on CD or LP now in the Merge store. LP pre-orders will receive a free Merge slipmat.

William Tyler spring dates:
Mar 07 Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
Mar 08 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub (w/ Mount Moriah)
Mar 09 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn (w/ Mount Moriah)
Mar 10 Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box (w/ Dent May and Mount Moriah)
Mar 11 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon (w/ Dent May and Mount Moriah)
Mar 12–17 Austin, TX – SXSW
Apr 04 Winston-Salem, NC – Phuzz Phest
Apr 09 Athens, GA – Green Room
Apr 10 Asheville, NC – Double Crown
Apr 11 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Apr 12 Washington, DC – 9th and the Beats
Apr 13 Kingston, NY – BSP (w/ Richard Buckner)
Apr 14 Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
Apr 16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (early show)
Apr 17 Portland, ME – Space Gallery
Apr 18 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Apr 19 Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys
Apr 20 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Apr 21 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
Apr 22 Detroit, MI – Lager House
Apr 23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Apr 24 Iowa City, IA – Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Apr 25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue and 7th St Entry
Apr 26 Chicago, IL – Hideout
Apr 27 Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge