8/8 – William Tyler, John Wesley Coleman III
Parade of Flesh presents . . .
Thursday, August 8th, 2013 – 8pm
WILLIAM TYLER (merge records)
JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN III (goner/tic tac totally)
at Bryan St. Tavern – Dallas, TX
$8 advance, $10 day of show
Ages 18+, On Sale now.
He made a mixtape:
William Tyler is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, a town where guitarists are as common as television sets or pigeons. At an early age, he began playing and recording with artists that resided at the fringes of the country and folk vernacular, such as the Silver Jews, Lambchop, and Cortney Tidwell. He also found himself doing session work with artists as diverse as country legend Charlie Louvin and soul singer Candi Staton. All the while, Tyler was at home working on fragmentary guitar pieces and tape collages under the moniker the Paper Hats, calling on the spirit of Sandy Bull and the early Siltbreeze catalog.
In 2008, his longtime friend and sometime collaborator Volker Zander released a Paper Hats LP “Deseret Canyon” on his Apparent Extent imprint, and the two toured in Europe. Now Tyler has released his first album under his own name, “Behold the Spirit” (Tompkins Square), a collection of acoustic and electric guitar works intertwined with open form audio landscapes and delicately arranged instrumentation. Equal parts Appalachian drone and ambient noise, “Behold the Spirit” is a series of homages to ancient melodies, dead languages, and ghosts. Live, Tyler has collaborated or shared bills with Michael Chapman, Yo La Tengo, Lambchop, Eric Carbonara, David Daniell, Rhys Chatham, Wooden Wand, Paul Metzger, Mountains, Steve Gunn, among others.
Self-proclaimed “trash poet” John Wesley Coleman III incorporates indie rock slack with witty storytelling in his music. Hailing from Irving, Texas and living much like a drifter in East Austin, Coleman started engaging himself in a variety of creative activities in the mid-2000s: performing with psychedelic five-piece Golden Boys, being standup comedy, painting, writing books and movie scripts, and recording solo material. Monofonus Press released Coleman’s combination poetry book/CD, American Trashcan, in 2008, and followed it up with a 7” titled Ghettoblaster, which included a cover of George Michael‘s “Faith.” His next full-length, Steal My Mind, was issued in 2009, before Permanent Records released Bad Lady Goes to Jail in 2010. Coleman returned in 2012 with The Last Donkey Show, recorded in Oakland, California at Greg Ashley‘s Creamery studio, and at a friend’s childhood home in Lockhardt, Texas, offering more of his uniquely colorful tales and a hint of maturity.
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