William Tyler

Earlier this year, the fingerpicking guitar virtuoso William Tyler released the shatteringly lovely instrumental LP American Country, a sort of concept-album ode to the disappearing parts of American culture. In… More »


The fourth annual Merge Records Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park goes down 8/4, and yesterday the label announced via Instagram that John Darnielle and William Tyler will participate. More »

Modern country musicians William Tyler and Jake Xerxes Fussell (who put out an album via Paradise Of Bachelors last year) performed together in Durham, NC at Duke University’s gardens earlier… More »

The guitarist William Tyler makes lovely, bucolic instrumental music — often on his own, always while fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar. But on his new album Modern Country, Tyler has… More »


In a few weeks, we’ll get to hear Modern Country, the new instrumental concept album from fingerpicking wizard William Tyler. We’ve already posted his songs “Gone Clear” and “Kingdom OfMore »

The fingerpicking wizard William Tyler is going to release his new album Modern Country, a concept record about the disappearance of any authentic form of American culture, in a few… More »

It’s been a long week, but it closes on a high note: Coachella Weekend 1! Stereogum’s own James Rettig is there, on the scene. Look how much fun he’s having! More »


Last week, the fingerpicking wizard William Tyler released an absolutely gorgeous trailer for Modern Country, his forthcoming album, which he recorded with people like Phil Cook and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche… More »

Three years ago, the fingerpicking guitar virtuoso William Tyler released Impossible Truth, a ridiculously beautiful album of bucolic folk instrumentals. Tyler has just announced its follow-up; it’s called Modern Country,… More »

North Carolina-based Three Lobed Recordings have made a name for themselves on ambitious projects, and this next one might just be their most exciting yet: Parallelograms is a 5-LP collection… More »


It’s not on the list because I’m not sure how good it is, but Nekrogoblikon’s “We Need A Gimmick” video is a pretty fascinating attempt at going viral, wrapped up… More »

William Tyler’s 2013 album, Impossible Truth, was one of the first things I ever wrote about at Stereogum, so I’m always going to have a special place for him in… More »

Credit: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week due to SXSW, and came back to a Week In Music so overcrowded with options that we could have easily filled two or… More »


Rootsy indie-rock journeyman guitarist William Tyler released his instrumental wonder Impossible Truth last year, and he’s back next month with a new 12-inch. Lost Colony, Tyler’s first release featuring his… More »

Really, at this point, I’m just excited for Drake’s “All Me” video to come out. Right? That has to happen, yes? They’re making that video? If they don’t fuck it… More »