band crush: tyler and the shakedown
move over, jack white--we've got our new guitar god.
The group, which features another guitar player, a bassist, and a drummer (almost all friends of Bryant's), plays the sort of deep-rooted, twang-with-an-edge rock'n'roll that takes a page from the likes of, well, Elvis, along with all of the other blues-obsessed guitarists who came up after him, all the way up to Jack White. "What you see is what you get with us," explains Bryant, adding, "It's loud and in your face, and then it's also very roots-y at certain points."
That's what they sought out to capture on their debut album Wild Child (out January 22), which they recorded "fast and furious[ly]" in Nashville over the course of just 13 days. "It's an organic sounding record--we didn't use any studio magic, really," notes the guitarist. In fact, it's that throwback style of music that most attracts Bryant, particularly in the age of the Internet: "That's what I love about the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith: You couldn't log into Facebook and see from 20 minutes ago, 'Hey we just got off our jet!' They just look like these larger-than-life figures."
And though Bryant has in fact already rubbed elbows with a few of his icons--Tyler Bryant & the Shakedowns have shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck--he's just trying to enjoy the ride. As he puts it, "I'm 21-years-old, touring the world with my best friend, feeling a little crazy."
Hear what we mean below--we've got a FREE download of the track "Lipstick Wonder Woman," off of the upcoming Wild Child.
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