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Tyne Darling

Milwaukee, WI | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Milwaukee, WI | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Alternative Rock

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Apr
15
Tyne Darling @ The Viper Room

West Hollywood, California, United States

West Hollywood, California, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ Shangri-La

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ Goorin Bros. Hat Shop - South Congress

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
15
Tyne Darling @ Concrete Cowboy

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
15
Tyne Darling @ G & S Lounge

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
14
Tyne Darling @ House Wine

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
14
Tyne Darling @ Dirty Dog

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
13
Tyne Darling @ Carousel Lounge

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
13
Tyne Darling @ Duggan's Infinite Galaxy Showcase

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
12
Tyne Darling @ Saxon Pub

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
09
Tyne Darling @ Elbo Room

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Oct
09
Tyne Darling @ Linneman's Riverwest Inn

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Aug
25
Tyne Darling @ Sidney's Saloon

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Jul
06
Tyne Darling @ Summerfest

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Jul
03
Tyne Darling @ Summerfest

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Jun
29
Tyne Darling @ Silverlake Lounge

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Jun
27
Tyne Darling @ Summerfest

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Mar
17
Tyne Darling @ House Wine

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
17
Tyne Darling @ G & S Lounge

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
17
Tyne Darling @ Goorin Brothers

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ Mozart's Coffee Roasters

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ G & S Lounge

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ Shangri-La

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
16
Tyne Darling @ Heart of Texas Rockfest

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Mar
14
Tyne Darling @ San Jac Saloon

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

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"Tyne Darling - "These Ghosts" - Official Press Release"

For Immediate Release:

In November of 2016, Tyne Darling (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) will release a second, full-length studio album entitled, These Ghosts. Powered by deconstructed hooks and melodic arrangements, These Ghosts offers personal insights ripe with reflection on cultural and social issues, as well as existential considerations, which showcase thoughtfully-crafted lyrics. These Ghosts follows Tyne Darling’s Eric “Roscoe” Ambel-produced,The Secret November, and seeks to further build upon genre-bending stylistic approaches and songwriting methodologies. The nine songs that comprise These Ghosts metaphorically demonstrate how one's worldview can simultaneously shape and be shaped by one's experience.

Tyne Darling is the musical and stage moniker for the writer and artist, Tommy Vollman, whose fiction and non-fiction has been published in magazines, journals, and other outlets in both the United States and Europe. Vollman’s forthcoming novel, entitled Tyne Darling, further blurs the lines between overlapping creative aspects. Conceptually, each song on These Ghosts has a companion short story (either currently published or in the process of publication) that further comments and elaborates upon embedded song themes and constructs.

Recorded primarily on the road at spaces across America including Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmot, the St. James Hotel in New Orleans, and NYC’s Ludlow, These Ghosts showcases textures and dimensions that reflect the notion that while individual experiences are implicitly unique, aspects of the human condition push people toward recognizable faces, reminiscent landscapes and spaces, or messages seemingly heard before. As a result, a level of commonality emerges where one can find a certain sense of paradoxical stability within the very nature of change. The underlying message, then, is one of hope—an acknowledgement of the power to both affect and be affected by one’s own experience and that of others. These Ghosts channels Tyne Darling's energetic and straightforward live performances and incorporates a multi-instrumental compositional approach.

"The process was pretty strange, to be honest,” states Tommy Vollman. "I put these songs through the paces—touring, demoing, editing, rewriting, and reconfiguring them multiple times. While the process made sense—in a systematic way—the very nature of this type of approach has, prior to this record, been rather foreign to me. Normally, I write a batch of songs, tour on them briefly, then make a record. This time, I sat on the songs—I got to know them, inside and out. I tested and challenged them, which in turn, tested and challenged me. What survived—or rather what emerged—is These Ghosts. The record—the songs—proved they had a life of their own. I became a sort of facilitator, really.”

These Ghosts stays true to The Secret November's efforts to balance the traditional, open-ended rock ethos with Americana attributes. The songs work to honor their functional and theoretical origins. For example, “Valentine Heart", the record's opening track, builds steadily, then evolves into a crescendo-type chorus. The song, based upon a Vollman-penned short story, “Miscarriage”, examines the after-effects and residual thoughts surrounding the loss of an unborn child. The chorus issues pleas to “stay young, forever” and ruminates upon the sensibilities of experience and their seeming insignificance in the face of death and tragedy. Overall, the song works to obliterate the paradigm of perceived powerlessness, replacing it instead with a bounty of hope and mindfulness as it relates to the present moment.

The opening track’s final refrain gives way to the up-tempo, pounding “Love/40”, a song that examines the resistance/rebellion dichotomy, siding squarely with a notion that it is not one’s potential that matters, but rather one’s choices that constitute the foundation and framework of experience. Born out of Vollman’s short story “Me and Don Baylor” (published in both the Fredericksburg Literary & Arts Review and Foliate Oak Literary Review in 2016), “Love/40” contemplates the connection (and disconnection) between one’s ambition and desires and one’s reality and experienced outcomes. Of the song, Vollman states, “I was in Brooklyn, after load-in at a club in Park Slope, and these kids were on the street with skateboards. I watched them as they mixed whiskey and Coke right there on the sidewalk. They shared it out of a 2-liter. The craziest thing, though, was that they passed around a dog-eared copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, and read passages out loud as they drank and skated. It was crazy—I felt like I was in a movie or something. Still, the energy they exuded was amazing. I worked to try and capture that—that spirit and authenticity. I think what happened there—what I saw—was important.”

“Loved By Wolves”, which finds its roots in Vollman’s short story “Thirteen” (published by the NC-based Palaver), is a subtle nod to the Columbus, OH-based rock band, Two Cow Garage. The dreamy “Satchel Paige” (which carries threads of Tommy’s story, “Shoeless” published by Dark Matters Journal in 2015) reminisces upon the actual, as well as metaphorical weight of the great Kansas City Monarchs pitcher.

“Red-Letter Holiday” and “Come All You Ghosts" both offer a no-holds-barred examination of the nature of rebellion and its polemic, resistance. Each song is invigorated by strains of unapologetic honesty and vulnerability—a combination that conjures a sense of power that is simultaneously engaging and explosive. Both songs parallel the stories “Ketchup Sandwiches” (published by Pithead Chapel) and “We Set Fire to Conviction” (published in The Critical Pass Review).

“Nora & James”, ostensibly a love song, anchors itself in a softly-swelling melody, which gives way to a bristling chorus that both celebrates and laments the tangled, unpredictable nature of relationships. “I wrote a short story ‘Abe Lincoln’, which appeared in Per Contra a few years ago. It ruminates on relationships and hope. One night, when I was editing, a melody popped into my head. I started taking phrases out of ‘Abe Lincoln’ and populating the melody. Some of those phrases took root and evolved into lyrics. That process was, I think, pretty special. It fortified the connection between what I do with regard to my stories and what I do in these songs.”

The somber, yet reflective “Dear, Jimmy”—inspired by Vollman’s story “Jimmy”, which appeared in Two Cities Review, Literary Orphans Magazine, Empty Sink Literary Journal, and Gival Press’ ArLiJo—is rooted in Tommy’s stark and overt consideration of his friendship with journalist James Foley. The song conspires with a dream Tommy had shortly after Foley’s death. “I don’t really even know where to begin,” Vollman states. “Jimmy’s death hit hard. I recognized right away, we were all in it together. At first, that didn’t seem like that much, but I soon realized it was everything. There was a memorial service for Jim at Marquette—where we all did our undergrads. It was simultaneously the most beautiful and awful thing I’d ever witnessed. After the service, a whole bunch of us went to a bar and started telling stories, toasting Jimmy. Late in the evening, just before bar time, a friend of mine grabbed me and pulled me close. ‘Finish the story,’ he said. ‘Finish the story.’ For a while, I didn’t really know what that meant. I started writing the story before the song. There were lines and phrases that didn't fit into the structure and scope of the story, and I just didn’t know what to do with them. For a long time, I didn’t do anything. I remember thinking Who am I to write this? How do I have the right? How can this even begin to be anything close to representative of Jim? One night, I stopped asking those questions—I just got tired, I guess. Right away, the song fell out. Then I had to decide if I’d record it. That decision wasn’t easy. I’m glad, though, that I did.”

These Ghosts is book-ended by a cover—Two Cow Garage’s “Death of the Self-Preservation Society”, a synth-driven cousin of the original punk-and-guts powerhouse. The record’s melodic, yet sharply-focused arrangements echo its emotive and engaging tracks and leave listeners room to interpret and introspect, a device welcome amongst the likes of genre-crossing writers such as Raymond Carver, Bruce Springsteen, Joan DIdion, and Charles Baxter.

Tyne Darling has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, played festivals such as SXSW, Wakarusa, Midpoint Music, and CMJ, and supported the likes of Richard Buckner, Charlie Mars, Dale Watson, and The Bottlerockets. Tyne Darling’s music has been licensed for and appeared in television programs, films, and documentaries that have aired on MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, Bravo, A&E, Oxygen, NFL and MLB Networks, and History Channel, among others.

Website: www.tynedarling.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tynedarlingmusic
Twitter: @tynedarling
Instagram: @tynedarling
BandCamp: www.tynedarling.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChhEAPkuMcejIxth_kM2JrQ

### - Elysees Entertainment


"Tyne Darling - "These Ghosts" Official One Sheet"

In November of 2016, Tyne Darling (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will release a second, full-length studio album entitled, These Ghosts. Powered by deconstructed hooks and melodic arrangements, These Ghosts offers personal insights ripe with reflection on cultural and social issues, as well as existential considerations, which showcase thoughtfully-crafted lyrics. These Ghosts follows Tyne Darling’s Eric “Roscoe” Ambel-produced, The Secret November, and seeks to further build upon genre-bending stylistic approaches and songwriting methodologies. The nine songs that comprise These Ghosts metaphorically demonstrate how one's worldview can simultaneously shape and be shaped by one's experience.

Tyne Darling is the musical and stage moniker for the writer and artist, Tommy Vollman, whose fiction and non-fiction has been published in magazines, journals, and other outlets in both the United States and Europe. Vollman’s forthcoming novel, entitled Tyne Darling, further blurs the lines between overlapping creative aspects. Conceptually, each song on These Ghosts has a companion short story (either currently published or in the process of publication) that further comments and elaborates upon embedded song themes and constructs.

Recorded primarily on the road at spaces across America including Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmot, the St. James Hotel in New Orleans, and NYC’s Ludlow, These Ghosts showcases textures and dimensions that reflect the notion that while individual experiences are implicitly unique, aspects of the human condition push people toward recognizable faces, reminiscent landscapes and spaces, or messages seemingly heard before. As a result, a level of commonality emerges where one can find a certain sense of paradoxical stability within the very nature of change. The underlying message, then, is one of hope — an acknowledgement of the power to both affect and be affected by one’s own experience and that of others. These Ghosts channels Tyne Darling's energetic and straightforward live performances and incorporates a multi-instrumental compositional approach. The record’s melodic, yet sharply-focused arrangements echo its emotive and engaging tracks and leave listeners room to interpret and introspect, a device welcome amongst the likes of genre-crossing writers such as Raymond Carver, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, and Charles Baxter.

Tyne Darling has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, played festivals such as SXSW, Wakarusa, Midpoint Music, and CMJ, and supported the likes of Richard Buckner, Charlie Mars, Two Cow Garage, and The Bottlerockets. Tyne Darling’s music has been licensed for and appeared in television programs, films, and documentaries that have aired on MTV, VH1, Discovery Channel, Bravo, A&E, Oxygen, NFL and MLB Networks, and History Channel, among others.

www.tynedarling.com
@tynedarling
/tynedarlingmusic

Going for Adds: 11/29/16
Tyne Darling - These Ghosts

1. Valentine Heart
2. Love/40
3. Dear, Jimmy
4. Loved By Wolves
5. Satchel Paige
6. Red-Letter Holiday
7. Nora & James
8. Come All You Ghosts
9. The Death of the Self-Preservation Society

Recommended Tracks: 2, 1, 7, 6
All Tracks FCC Clean

Radio Contact:
Marcus Roberts for Elysees Entertainment
414/750-4603
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tynedarling@tynedarling.com

Press:

“Surges with epic emotional tumult, like the point in classic grunge where softness careens into loudness.” - The Shepherd Express

“Might appeal to fans of Springsteen an/or The Bottlerockets. . .burly, commanding voice” - The Onion A.V. Club

“Buffalo Tom or Green On Red. . .Bass booms, guitar squeals, and singer rasps. . .beautiful.” - Americana UK

“Thoughtful lyrics. . .an album you’ll not want to miss.” - Anchorage Press - Elysees Entertinment


"Tyne Darling - The Secret November"

Review: Tyne Darling - The Secret November
Artist: Tyne Darling
Album: The Secret November
Label: Independent Artist
Website: http://tynedarling.com/
Genre: Acoustic folk/pop
Sounds Like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, R.E.M, Elvis Costello
Technical Grade: 8/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10
Commercial Value: 7/10
Overall Talent Level: 7/10
Songwriting Skills: 7/10
Performance Skill: 8/10
Best Songs: L.E.S, The Highline, Echo Gold
Weakness: Winded Songs, Repetitive Songs, Repetitive Vocal Delivery
CD Review: Milwaukee based singer/songwriter Tyne Darling just released his latest CD entitled The Secret November in 2012. After years of cutting his teeth on Punk Rock Darling shifts gears here with his latest effort. Darlning is no stranger to the music business as many of the songs from the 12 track set have already been licensed to MTV, VH1, E!, Discovery and Bravo.

The CD kicks things off with “L.E.S” a fascinating intro piece that serves up steady rock rhythm, against infectious vocal vibe with catchy vocal groove from Darling. Track 2 “Three 2” keeps things moving with it’s methodical musical build against soothing beat painted against hooky melody, and a brilliant melodic vocal performance. This coupled with mesmerizing lyrical content makes for a very interesting follow-up statement. Track 3 “Echo Gold” serves up heartfelt blues-rock groove that flows and ebbs its way through to emotional fruition with hypnotic horn section via a grand slam chorus. As the CD slowly unfolds I can hear many different musical soundscapes reminiscent of such classic acts such as Elvis Costello, NickCave, Cake, To Petty and the Heartbreakers and R.E.M. Right from the start you will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere, full of passion, variety and strong melodic structure. The songs themselves are addictive, and packed full of zany and entertaining lyrical content and subject matter that simply cannot be faked. The music itself is an impressive blend of rock, alternative rock with just a dash Industrial and Ambient Rock. Along the way besides the typical 4 piece standard you will notice well placed percussive accents and electronic beats, impressive organ, horns, keyboards, solo guitar, well placed vocal harmonies all built upon a solid low-end rhythm section. Darling makes no attempt at sugar coating the truth via his music, instead he lets it all hang out with reckless abandon and trippy lamentation. His voice works well within the confines of this upbeat yet melancholy catalogue. I might add he takes some impressive vocal risks throughout the CD as well. No doubt Darling can hold his own vocally, as I didn’t fail to notice a few well-placed harmonies and a vocal timber that lets it all hang out. Enter Darlings musicianship and production virtuoso - equally as impressive. What I like most about the music is its sheer unpredictability and amazing amount of originality. Song for song you can never really predict what’s waiting for you around the next corner. Also present a barrage of sonic touches, percussive elements, and eccentric attitude. From rocking “The Highline” to compelling “Rollers” to grooving “Untitled” to heartfelt “Clifton” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with Track 12 “The New York Palace” the perfect finale statement for a CD of this caliber.

It’s hard to find any noticeable weaknesses with this latest release. All songs over 3.5 minutes tend to drag you to the finish line. Some of the songwriting and lyrical can come across as being a bit repetitive. It’s fair to say Darling’s vocal delivery is a bit repetitive overall.

The Secret November from Tyne Darling is an impressive musical production from start to finish. It’s strong suit – the amazing creative genius of Darling. He possesses enough musical talent and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. The music is clean, goes down smooth, and is full of amazing musical soundscapes that come at you from every direction. The messages are passionate, honest, and amazingly witty - all from a brilliantly zany perspective. The true meaning of some of these songs is buried deep within the lyrical content and is not so easily pinned down the first listen. I really admire artists out there who are themselves and just let the chips fall where they may. Praise goes out to the artist that can show us something real and genuine beneath their veil of vanity. Tyne Darling is one of those artist. - Muse Muse


"Americana UK: Tyne Darling - The Secret November"

Tyne Darling “The Secret November”

Independent, 2012

These songs draw on his travel experience of the America’s Midwest that he has toured often. Alongside frequent sojourns along the East Coast the North West Darling eases through a range of subjects on this Eric ‘Roscoe’ Ambel (Steve Earle, The Bottle Rockets, Ryan Adams, Nils Lofgren, Freedy Johnson) produced record.

Containing a nod or two towards Springsteen on the more gritty fare and on arguably the best track, “Maybelline” Jimmy LaFave Darling’s work tends to sneak up on one, slowly. Mainly due to the fact there isn’t much musical different between the songs as in style, tempo and general tone. But he does see himself clear to utilise pedal steel, Wurlitzer, trumpet and Hammond organ to go with keyboards, percussion, bass, electric guitar and piano as a variation of tones are introduced.

A true journeyman, Tom Vollman (his original artist name) makes a greater impression on the stripped back tracks plus the worthy opener “Debutant”. “Violet” with some nice sounding acoustic guitar that gives way to the full band (another song that could just as easily have come from LaFave) just about meets the mark. While with tempered and effective aid, the boys (Chris Dorch, Bob Berry, Ted Fleming, Caleb Willitz and Ambel) help him guide “Echo/ Gold” dockside. “Highline” with chopping guitar, addictive rhythm finds him in roving mood as he State hops to deliver a fine piece. It pretty much sets the pattern. As the likes of “Rollers”, “Untitled” (that speaks, poetically, of him watching the sun glide over the mountain) and “Three” which has a welcome gritty edge bite to it ramble home. I particularly enjoy his vocal tones on the occasions when there is a scraping edge to his vocals. I can’t emphasise too much just what a fine tool he has in it. I believe with less production and more wordy songs Darling (Vollman) could become a more appealing act. Otherwise his work could become laborious. - Americana UK


"Tyne Darling - The Secret November"

Milwaukee singer-songwriter Tom Vollman moved to a Manhattan walk-up apartment with a piano as one of its few furnishings. When the weather got miserable, out came these dirge-like songs for his band, Tyne Darling. You won't find a great supply of life's joys here, but with idiosyncratic instrumentation for his brand of Americana (including trumpet, multiple electric keyboards and e-bow), Vollman's downer becomes a grower. Even if you think subjects such as punk-rock girls, violence and debutants should be addressed with more pep, Vollman and his mates still make them compelling. - The Shepherd-Express


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Tyne Darling is a Milwaukee, WI-based musician. Sometimes, though, he lives in Brooklyn. He has some black-ink tattoos on both of his arms. His music works to conjure elements of both Raymond Carver and Greg Dulli. He’s toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada, played festivals such as SXSW, Wakarusa, and CMJ, and supported the likes of Richard Buckner, Charlie Mars, Dale Watson, and The Bottlerockets. In 2016, Tyne Darling will release a new LP entitled, These Ghosts. Occasionally, Tyne Darling publishes stories under the name Tom Vollman. He really likes Kurt Vonnegut, Two Cow Garage, Tillie Olsen, Joan Didion, Tom Colicchio, Willy Vlautin, and Albert Camus.

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