See the Talented William Tyler Tonight at Mercury Lounge

April 16th, 2013

For quite some time, masterful guitarist William Tyler remained busy recording and touring with such acts as Silver Jews, Lambchop and Bonnie “Prince” Billy before he eventually decided to make his own music—a winning brand of acoustic guitar instrumentals. His debut LP, the much-heralded Behold the Spirit, came out in 2011. And things went so well the first time around that Tyler (above, playing “A Portrait of Sarah”) has returned with another acclaimed album, last month’s Impossible Truth (stream it below), which, according to SPIN, “is cyclical, spiritual, innately visual music, as striking in the background as it is intense on headphones.” In other words, it rules. And you ought to be able to hear a healthy chunk of it tonight at Mercury Lounge.