The new CD, "Love Songs, Hate Songs," dropped April 27, 2012
Love songs, hate songs. It sounds so heavy! Don't worry, it's not so serious. I'm just going to take you on a small adventure. An adventure through what it means for me to be a songwriter: always trying to get that idea down to a format that makes some sense to my manic, oversensitive personality, while trying to understand a few things along the way.
Below is an excerpt from the liner notes:
"Hi, I'm Tyler. I thought you should know that every single note of these songs was played on a real instrument by a real person. There is a very long list of modern studio tricks we did not use on this recording.
There is: no auto tune, no drum samples, no midi, synths or samplers, no vocoders, no audio-to-midi slaving, no sub-harmonic synthesis on the bass or kick drum, just two live loops performed by Thor in my studio for tracks 1 and 10. That being said, there may be a few quirky notes, imperfect passages and a few downright strange moments. This time, we decided to leave that stuff in. Sure, I could have edited it all out, but we want this to sound real - live - raw. The piano is making all kinds of squeaks and squawks. I'm right up on those mics — breathing and feeling it. The guitar has a noise floor that would attract a humpback whale. Real things make noise. There is noise everywhere. I love it."
If you want the serious dope about me, check out the about page. If you are interested in commercial composition, please watch my demo reel. And, if you want to see us play live, look no further. I'll try not to make this all too serious! The fact is, as an indie guy, the world expects you to be able to talk about yourself in the third person, and I'm just not very good at that. I guess I'm much better at singing than talking. If you dig musicians playing what they know, and writing from the heart, chances are you'll enjoy what we do. If you like the way real instruments sound before they've been squashed, über compressed, and auto tuned, chances are you'll like what you hear. I, myself, have ALWAYS gravitated toward honest people, who are who they are, not who they wish they could be. It's so easy to pretend to be larger than life, to act super cool, aloof, holier than thou . . . I just want to be myself. That is hard enough!