William Tyler & The Impossible Truth | Secret Stratopshere

William Tyler & The Impossible Truth | Secret Stratopshere


Merge Records
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Limited edition on orange creamsicle coloured vinyl.

Secret Stratosphere finds William Tyler and fellow psychedelic dreamers The Impossible Truth refashioning prime cuts from the Nashville guitarist’s rich catalog, casting new light onto once-familiar songs. Featuring the crackling combo of Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs, Dead Weather), Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews, Country Westerns), and Luke Schneider (solo, Margo Price), the quartet stretch the dynamics of Tyler’s compositions to their fullest inter-dimensional potential, exposing a deep undercurrent of kosmische and post-rock influences (with the right amount of grit from the nitrous corner of the Dead Lot). In teasing these influences out on favourites and new songs alike he cheekily calls closer “Area Code 601” a “Hawkwind meets Charlie Daniels Band number” before sending the crowd home on a previously unreleased stunner that lives somewhere between mind-expanding prog and beer commercial–backing Southern rock Secret Stratosphere confirms William Tyler’s place as one of our most brilliant guitarists, bandleaders, and composers.

Our lady of the desert
Highway anxiety radioactivity
Whole new dude
I’m gonna live forever (if it kills me)
Gone clear
We can’t go home again
Area code 601