TYLER CHILDERS’ “UNIVERSAL SOUND” PREMIERES AT NOISEY

DEBUT ALBUM PURGATORY OUT AUGUST 4, PRODUCED BY STURGILL SIMPSON AND DAVID FERGUSON

2017 TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

"PURGATORY IS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF AMERICANA MUSIC’S BIG FALL STORIES” –NPR Music

“…UNTOUCHABLE, RAGGED KENTUCKY SOUL.” –Rolling Stone

Tyler Childers’ “Universal Sound” premiered yesterday at Vice’s Noisey and is now available to stream/share via SoundCloud. Of the music, Noisey declares, “…immediately places Childers in the conversation with the top tier of artists reviving classic country sounds for a new generation.”

“Universal Sound” is from Childers’ anticipated debut album, Purgatory, which will be released August 4 and is now available for pre-order (Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers). The track—along with “Whitehouse Road” and the album’s closing track “Lady May”—are now included as instant downloads with each digital album pre-order.

Already receiving acclaim, NPR Music asserts, “Purgatory is likely to be one of Americana music’s big fall stories, not only for the way it addresses current crises like the drug plague ravaging the region Childers calls home, but for its more timeless moments, like this tender love song offered to the 25-year-old’s fellow songwriter and new bride, Senora May.” She continues, “The intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut.” Additionally, Rolling Stone praises, “…Childers blends that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant on ‘Whitehouse Road,’ and lyrics that dig deep into the struggle to dull the pain of life in rural America.”

Recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio, the 10-song record was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others.

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

In support of the album, Childers will tour throughout 2017, including a west coast headline run in August, a September residency at Nashville’s The Basement and a special show supporting Drive-By Truckers in Hazard, KY on September 24. See below for full details.


For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

PURGATORY TRACK LIST
1. I Swear (To God)
2. Feathered Indians
3. Tattoos
4. Born Again
5. Whitehouse Road
6. Banded Clovis
7. Purgatory
8. Honky Tonk Flame
9. Universal Sounds
10. Lady May


TYLER CHILDERS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with Yonder Mountain String Band
~with special guest Caroline Spence
†with special guest Sammy Brue
‡with special guest Miles Miller
#with special guest William Matheny
+with Drive-By Truckers
§with special guest Kelsey Waldon


July 8 /// Black Mountain, NC /// Pisgah Brewing Company*
July 9 /// Wilmington, NC /// Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*
July 13 /// Asheville, NC /// Grey Eagle~
July 15 /// Decatur, GA /// Eddie’s Attic~
July 16 /// Decatur, GA /// Eddie’s Attic~
July 21 /// Cascade, WV /// Deep Roots Mountain Revival
July 23 /// Oslo, Norway /// Cafe Mono
July 25 /// London, U.K. /// The Slaughtered Lamb
July 26 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso
July 28 /// Prestonsburg, KY /// Mountain Arts Center
August 1 /// Kansas City, MO /// The Riot Room†
August 3 /// Abilene, TX /// Grace Museum
August 4 /// Amarillo, TX /// Hoots Pub†
August 5 /// Denver, CO /// Lost Lake Lounge†
August 6 /// South Fork, CO /// Rhythms on the Rio
August 7 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley Bar†
August 9 /// San Diego, CA /// The Casbah†
August 10 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Echo†
August 12 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hotel Utah Saloon†
August 15 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge†
August 16 /// Seattle, WA /// Sunset Tavern†
August 18 /// Whitefish, MT /// The Remington Bar†
August 19 /// Bozeman, MT /// Live from the Divide
August 22 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry†
August 25 /// Friendship, IN /// Whispering Beard Festival
August 26 /// Lexington, KY /// MoonTower Music Festival
September 11 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement‡
September 12-17 /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest
September 16 /// Irvine, KY /// Kickin’ It On The Creek
September 18 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement#
September 24 /// Hazard, KY /// The Forum+
September 25 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement§