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 making the video for “Highway Anxiety,” the album’s nine-minute opener, Tyler and his director sister Elise went on a four-day road trip from their Nashville home to California. The collage-style clip blurs together images of America’s deserts and roadways and ghost towns. Watch it below, via Rolling Stone.
Modern Country is out now on Merge. Now let’s all go on mythic road trips across America.