AARON LEE TASJAN


AARON LEE TASJAN’S “TILL THE TOWN GOES DARK” VIDEO PREMIERES AT UPROXX

NEW SINGLE FROM HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM SILVER TEARS, OUT NOW VIA NEW WEST RECORDS

NOMINATED FOR “EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR” FOR THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION'S 2017 HONORS & AWARDS

ON TOUR NOW, INCLUDING UPCOMING APPEARANCES AT NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, AMERICANAFEST, AND PILGRIMAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

“A spectacular guitarist whose career has spanned punk and glam, Los Angeles country-rock and East Nashville alt-country, Tasjan maintains his eclecticism in songwriting that's equal parts dreamy and droll.” NPR MUSIC

“He's a sharp-tongued songwriter, R-rated storyteller, major shredder and unapologetic stoner, rolling his influences into a 12-song tracklist that recalls everything from the wry folk of fellow East Nashville misfit Todd Snider to the baked-to-bejeezus pop opuses of Brian Wilson. Produced by Father John Misty's bass player, Eli Thomson, Silver Tears is everything its title promises: surreal, poignant and damn pretty.” ROLLING STONE COUNTRY

NASHVILLE, TN (July 25, 2017) – Praised as “a study in sturdy, [Tom] Petty-esque hooks” by NPR Music, Aaron Lee Tasjan’s new single “Till The Town Goes Dark” is a standout track from his critically acclaimed debut album Silver Tears. UPROXX is premiering the Curtis Wayne Millard-directed new music video for the song, which can be seen HERE. They state, “The lo-fi and occult clip features detectives, hippies, gypsies, cats, and a banana phone, all of which effectively capture the alternative energy of the mid-tempo Americana track.” Silver Tears emerged as a breakthrough album of 2016 with year-end accolades such as NPR Music's "Best 50 Albums of 2016," American Songwriter's "Top 50 Albums of 2016," Rolling Stone's "10 Best Country Videos of 2016," and many more. Never one to shy away from life on the road, Tasjan has been touring extensively since the release of Silver Tears with appearances that include support for Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The North Mississippi Allstars, Shovels & Rope, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones, as well as notable sets at Cayamo, Luck Reunion, Stagecoach, and Bonnaroo. Tasjan’s summer tour will continue with performances at both Newport Folk Festival and FloydFest, followed by the End of the Road Festival, Electric Picnic Festival, and multiple headlining shows in the UK. In September, he will play a showcase at Nashville’s Americanafest in celebration of his “Emerging Artist of the Year” nomination for the Americana Music Association’s 2017 Honors & Awards, as well as make an appearance at Pilgrimage Music Festival along with Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams and more. Please see below for full tour details.

Silver Tears careens from pot paeans to brooding, cinematic observations to laid back ‘70s country-rock and introspective folk. NPR Music calls it “an embarrassment of riches in one musical package,” and The Wall Street Journal explains, “It certainly would seem unlikely for a singer-songwriter and guitar prodigy to have had a career arc that’s taken him from the arena-filling, urban-glam rock band the Semi Precious Weapons and a stint with the latter-day New York Dolls into Tom Petty-influenced roots rock and sly, observant acoustic Americana balladry, becoming a leading light of the burgeoning East Nashville music scene in the process. But that’s the versatile and gifted Aaron Lee Tasjan’s singular story.”

Silver Tears was produced by Eli Thomson (Father John Misty’s band) and features a band comprised of Thomson, David Vandervelde, Frank Lenz (Starflyer 59, Richard Swift), Dan Bailey (First Aid Kit), Max Hart (Guster) and Charlie Peterson. While calling East Nashville home, Tasjan recorded the entirety of Silver Tears in Southern California at Elliott Smith’s former studio New Monkey in Van Nuys, as well as Sonikwire Studios in Irvine, and Club Casino in Huntington Beach. “Romantically, I had the idea of Tom Petty in the studio, jamming, trying to capture different feels and see where the day was,” Tasjan reveals. “I wanted it to be live, to have that intensity that draws people in.”

Silver Tears Track Listing:
1. Hard Life
2. Little Movies
3. Memphis Rain
4. Dime
5. Ready To Die
6. Refugee Blues
7. Till The Town Goes Dark
8. On Your Side
9. Success
10. Out Of My Mind
11. 12 Bar Blues
12. Where The Road Begins And Ends


SILVER TEARS (2016)

2016 Quote Sheet – PDF
Press Release, Year-End Accolades & Spring Tour (January 2017) – PDF
Press Release, NPR First Listen (October 2016) – PDF
Press Release, "Ready To Die" Premiere (October 2016) – PDF
Press Release, "Memphis Rain" Premiere (September 2016) – PDF
Press Release, Album Announcement & "Little Movies" Premiere (August 2016) – PDF

Photo credit: Curtis Wayne Millard

Download 300 DPI JPG

Photo credit: Curtis Wayne Millard Download 300 DPI JPG

Photo credit: Curtis Wayne Millard

Download 300 DPI JPG

Photo credit: Curtis Wayne Millard

Download 300 DPI JPG


UPCOMING TOUR DATES