Tyler Jon Tyler

Here we go again with Trouble In Mind week! All this week, we’re featuring lists from the four artists who have just released 7″s on Chicago’s Trouble In Mind label. And now, Tyler Jon Tyler.

No, Tyler Jon Tyler is not one man (for more, see the three decade old “Jethro Tull” explanation). In fact, the Chicago band plays the opposite card that Women and Girls did: despite having three boy names in the title, the band’s singer is a lady (Becca Flores).

On their new song “Faster Than Light,” the band pumps out a brilliant, catchy piece of indie pop genius in under two minutes (which means the song’s length lives up to its name). Given the garage rock “umph” of Trouble In Mind’s previous 7″s, it’s a pleasant surprise to hear the same garage edge with some indie rock elegance attached.

Tyler Jon Tyler – “Faster Than Light” (7″)

The band will be at the Empty Bottle on Dec. 14 with The Yolks. Here’s their five. Happy Thanksgiving!

five tunes

1) Orange Juice – “Simply Thrilled Honey” (from The Glasgow School) – “The only kind of Orange Juice that’s okay after brushing.” – Becca

2) The Flamin’ Groovies – “Shake Some Action” (from Shake Some Action) – “I first heard this song as a cover by some shitty ’90s alternative band in that Clueless movie … listening to that soundtrack at 10 years old influenced my music taste for good.” – Becca

3) Chuck Berry – “Come On” (from You Can Never Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966) – “It’s a minute and fifty seconds long, cartoonish and lovey-dovey. The lyrics are really funny, the back-ups are great, and the guitar is terrible!” – Nathan

4) Ike and Tina Turner – “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (from It’s Gonna Work Out Fine) – “I once fractured a couple ribs dancing to this song. ¬†Totally worth it.” – Tom

5) Devo – “Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy” (from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo) – “Although I lack the evidence to prove it, I believe that this song
can, under the right circumstances, lead to immortality.” – Tom

Tyler Jon Tyler – Trouble In Mind


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