* As regular Cream readers are certainly well aware, local guitar man William Tyler released Impossible Truth via Merge Records two weeks ago today, celebrating with an in-store at Grimey's. While all of Tyler's rich melodic tapestries are striking and evocative — and, you might say, even worthy of looping in six-second increments for all eternity — "We Can't Go Home Again" is a particular standout. Tyler recently sat down with the American Songwriter folks at his very own watering hole, The Stone Fox, to play and discuss the story behind the aforementioned tune. See that above. AS also just posted a Q&A with Tyler, and you can see that here.
* Speaking of local dudes playing and talking about their tunes, young indie-country songster Andrew Combs recently performed a rendition of his "Please, Please, Please" from last year's Worried Man for the folks at CMT Edge. As Combs — who is joined here by Jeremy Fetzer on guitar and Erin Rae on backing vocals — points out, the song's subject matter is pretty self-evident. It's a tender and well-delivered rendition of a traditional-style heartsick ballad. Give it a look at CMT Edge or after the jump.
* And speaking of traditional-style country ballads, locals Great Peacock recently premiered their video for the song "Family Home" over at Paste. The b&w, Corey Hannah-directed video is a sad, lonesome depiction of a sad, old feller being sad, old and lonesome. No spoilers. See "Family Home" via Paste or after the jump, and hear Great Peacock's self-titled debut EP at their Bandcamp page.