On March 19, Merge will release Impossible Truth, Tyler's follow-up to the excellent 2010 effort Behold the Spirit. As reported by Spin — who compared Tyler's music to everything from John Fahey, James Blackshaw and Michael Chapman to Beach House and even Grouper — the guitarist "was reading two books about Southern California, Barney Hoskyns' Hotel California and Mike Davis' The Ecology of Fear," when he made the record. Truth is Tyler's "'70s singer-songwriter record," says Willy T. in a release. "It just doesn't have any words."
Tyler is of course known for, among other things, his work with Lambchop, and Impossible Truth was recorded and mixed with 'Chop producer Mark Nevers here in Nashville. Fellow noted Music City denizens Scott Martin, Chris Scruggs, Luke Schneider and Roy Agee guest on the record, and the cover art — which you can see over there on the left — was designed by Sam Smith. See the full Impossible Truth track listing after the jump, and hear the characteristically expansive and gorgeous six-and-a-half-minute "Cadillac Desert" below. Be forewarned: It's the sort of dreamy, cinematic track that might make you want to ride a horse slowly through a mountain pass while smoking a cigarillo.
Impossible Truth track listing:
1. Country of Illusion
2. The Geography of Nowhere
3. Cadillac Desert
4. We Can’t Go Home Again
5. A Portrait of Sarah
6. Hotel Catatonia
7. The Last Residents of Westfall
8. The World Set Free