IndieBeat prides itself with constantly introducing fans to their next favorite artist. That is why we are now passionate about building music-centric ENCOUNTERs. Combining storytelling & soundtracking, ENCOUNTER is a Musical-Memory-Mixtape, curated by music-minded people to tell a story about their creative process and experiences. Each edition of ENCOUNTER we ask our guest artist to curate an Obsession Mixtape of their own, themed around the IndieBeat standard question "what are your fondest musical memories?" What better way to become closer to artists than to hear the music they experience. We now introduce you to an ENCOUNTER with The Sylvia Platters:
[Glam? Check. Surf? Check. Shoegaze? Check. No guitar-pop detour is off limits for Langley’s The Sylvia Platters, a power pop band inspired by the brevity of Guided by Voices, the loud-quiet dynamics of Mikal Cronin and the punk playfulness of The Replacements. The Sylvia Platters are: Luke Agawin, Simon Tressel, Nick Ubels , and Tim Ubels]
Tyler Gelrud is back with a new solo-project under the moniker Ty Andelman. Though the name might not seem familiar to some, fans of IndieBeat certainly know of Andelman by his first project, the Alt Rising Act LYONN. Earlier this year, we shared with you the debut album from the now duo Lyonn (formed of Gelrud and Attila Yavuzer), and now Gelrud has created a new project to release his acoustic singer-songwriter tracks that showcase a different musical path than those composed for alternative Lyonn. The 4-track EP entitled At Your Age returns fans to the stripped-down indie nature of the early Lyonn days, but now with a more mature sound that captures the current soul-aesthetic evident in contemporary indie-pop.
The EP reminds listeners of Ty's incredible cinematic songwriting full of imagery and passion, but also introduces a new stage of the artist's vision. Andelman seems to progress into the more sultry and intimate side of folk-pop, developing his teenage romance songs into more sensual ruminations of lovemaking. Andelman returns to form, taking what fans adored from his first solo debut Knivsta, and applies two years of new experience to his craft; Ty has found a way to refine his narrative, yet add new depth with lyrical infatuation and the addition of minimal atmospherics.
The album holds two new tracks, Closer (along with acoustic version) and Fairgrounds, plus an remastered version of his 2014 track Silver Screen Love. Fairgrounds takes the listener into a cerebral and more existential journey into the mind of Andelman, a clandestine meditation on forlorn emotions, while Closer reflects the immediateness and lustful energy of deep affection. The EP seems like a coming-of-age for Gelrud's solo work, a rite-of-passage into a new realm of romance, longing, and ardor to encounter and aurally constitute. Overall At Your Age brings us to a new personal connection to Andelman, new songs that evoke "a feeling that I never had" where twenty-something experience is encapsulated in visceral and tender sonic form. Just as Adele, Drake, and Gwen Stefani are currently belting out heart-aching pop-romance, Ty Andelman captures the end-of-the-year zietgeist and shares with us the indie-equivalent.
PREVIEW the new single Closer, with the NSFW music video below. Be sure to preorder a copy of At Your Age out December 1st, via Ty's bandcamp page.
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