Can't wait for this one folks.
Holy Smokes is a rockin', groove-laden follow up to the rock opus Pardon Me, which put Tyler and his band The Northern Lights on the map when released in 2010. The new album reveals a more pensive and sophisticated Tyler who’s learned his lessons while navigating the rollercoaster of life on the road, major festivals, major labels, drugs, booze, great love, great loss and the heartbreak of mistakes you can’t change and time lost that you can’t take back. The album was co-produced by Tyler and Thom Monahan (Chris Robinson, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) in both Tyler’s native Dallas, Texas and his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, California.
“It's time for the band and I to get back on the road and play,” said Tyler. He added, “It's what we love to do more than anything else. We spent the past 3 years tangled up in contractual webs (leading us to part ways with our label and drop the name The Northern Lights). Brandon, Jordan and I can’t wait to get back on the road, and we’re bringing a few new faces with us, a rotating cast of players if you will. We’re looking forward to sharing the new music with the fans we've come to love over the years. We also look forward to making news fans out of people that are hearing our music for the first time. “
Holy Smokes delivers a solid dose of the sexy swagger, blistering rock guitars and rebellion that fans have come to expect from Tyler and his band. Also present is an older and wiser Tyler who tips his hat to the Gram Parsons style of country that set the Hollywood Rock scene ablaze in the late 60’s. Tyler wrote or co-wrote the bulk of the tracks on the album including the infectious groove of “Honey Pie,” the gorgeous duet “To Love Is To Fly,” featuring Nashville’s up and coming Nikki Lane, and “Hallelujah,” in which Tyler sings his praise for rock-n-roll, how it changed and ultimately saved him. Added in for good measure is a co-write with renowned Texas troubadour Ray Wylie Hubbard “My Time Ain't Long.”
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