Tyler Ramsay may have the first great release of 2008 under his belt with A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea (Echo Mountain). If that wasn’t enough this young singer-songwriter and guitarist has just signed up as new guitarist for and opening band of Band Of Horses. It’s too early to proclaim him the second coming (although the long hair and beard make it tempting) on the basis of one song but the boozy delivery on “No One Goes Out Anymore” combined with the slight guazey film on top of the fuzzy guitar makes it one to beat in 2008.
Band Of Horses’ Chicago play is Nov. 12 at Metro, if Tyler’s in tow get there early to catch his opening set. Three more tracks are streaming at HisSpace. Plus here’s YouTube videos of two more songs from the forthcoming record.
Title track, “Long Dream…” on YouTube
“Ships” (recorded at Echo Mountain Studios)