Tyler Butler – Winter King

When I listen to Tyler Butler, his voice always reminds me of a tree being hollowed out. His new record, Winter King, maintains this same paradoxically natural and fantastic element but to an even greater extent as his lyrical prowess seems only to have intensified since his last full length release, the somnolent Feral Horse. The poetry of the songs themselves is strong enough to stand without music. Songs like Sparrow, Morana, and Plover, cantillating some of the most distilled and maturely affected love poetry I have enjoyed in quite some time.
Tonight Tyler Butler launches this quiet pensive record into the white water rapids of civilization hoping it will float above the white noise like a wayward leaf. Join him and Saskatoon’s Zachary Lucky alongside label mates Caity Fisher and DoT at WUNDERBAR at 8:00pm tonight and grab a CD and one of the limited poetry zines he has compiled for the event. More information here.

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