William Tyler's new album Impossible Truth will be in stores on March 19.
As a special treat, William and director Zack Wilson have made a lovely video that offers a glimpse at who William is and the story behind the songs of Impossible Truth.
Watch William Tyler's album teaser video at Merge's YouTube
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.” Popmatters included the album in their "Listening Ahead" feature, while Spin chose William as one of their "5 Artists to Watch" in February. Also, see William perform "We Can't Go Home Again" live for Shaker Steps.
Pre-order Impossible Truth on CD or dbl-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