like a radiant, komische lambchop, the 4th full-length from the guitarist & composer attempts to leave any perceived comfort zone in instrumental music.
featuring an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke) & percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco), 'Modern Country' finds Tyler exploring more focused melodic themes rather than the ethereal wanderings of 2013’s 'Impossible Truth' - closer in spirit to Neu!, Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bill Frisell. a collection of songs about the vanishing America that still exists on back roads, in small towns, on AM radio stations. it's gloriously addictive. "able to summon a wide range of moods, from plaintive pastoral folk to a particular kind of kosmische American music that fuses Brad Cook’s spacey synths & Luke Schneider’s gorgeous pedal steel like a slow, steady breeze on a hot summer day" - 8/10 - pitchfork.
- Highway Anxiety
- I’m Gonna Live Forever (If It Kills Me)
- Kingdom of Jones
- Albion Moonlight
- Gone Clear
- Sunken Garden
- The Great Unwind