A self-described 'old soul', Tyler Lyle's lyrics carry the weight and understanding that go far beyond his twenty-six years. A Transplant fom Atlanta, GA to Santa Monica, CA, Tyler Lyle has self-released four independent projects in the last three years. His latest album, The Golden Age & The Silver Girl, is a collection of songs written in and in the aftermath of a relationship. Recorded in one day, the day before Lyle boarded a plane for the superior California weather, the album is a singular statement; an over-exposed Polaroid of a point in time with affecting lyrics, carnival-esque folk production and an honest self-awareness that makes this an instantly relatable classic. It was called one of the Top 10 albums of 2011 by NPR's World Cafe, songs from it have been featured on shows like ABC's Private Practice and CW's Hart of Dixie. He was called an artist to watch by Buzzbands LA and is being played on rotation on KCRW KCSN (LA) and WRAS WMLB and WZGS (Atlanta).
(this was written by someone other than me/tyler)
Nice Things Music Blogs Have Said
I have been raving about Tyler's album The Golden Age and The Silver Girl since the very first moment I clicked play and heard the opening track. Tyler's record was one of my favorites of 2011, and I was delighted to spin him on NPR's World Cafe. But I am here to tell you that he is just getting even better, by leaps and bounds.
I found Tyler to be thoughtful, deliberate and well-read, traits that seep out all throughout his music — in the lyrics, in the questions he raises, in the bold statements of hope. There isn't any artifice in Tyler, and I am sure there are dozens of ways we could prod at him with our collective cynicism, for his lack of a defensive coating. But see, I'm built the same way. His music is imbued with the fiery-hearted purity and optimism of '60s folk songwriters who see a better world and aren't afraid to tell you that, unblinkingly. Anyone who can sing this purely, "But I have only love, and I'm convinced it is enough," as Tyler does, is enough for me indeed.
-Heather Browne Fuel For Friends
I can't say enough about the Atlanta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle. His depth of lyrical creativity and sweet, yet powerful voice have made him one of my favorite young artists. He also happens to be a wonderful, engaged person, constantly questioning and thinking critically about the state of the world and his place in it.
-Jamie Cohen Sounds For The Soul
I'm finding it a bit hard to come up with new superlatives for what I think of the music that Tyler Lyle is creating…As with all his songs there's a staggering brilliance in the words that Lyle uses, painting vibrant scenes during each verse with what seems like unimaginable ease. Tyler Lyle is one of my favorite young songwriters today and his album The Golden Age and The Silver Girl was one of the finest albums released last year, one you need to both hear and own. This is one young songwriter you need to keep an eye on, friends. Enjoy.
-Adam Sharp A Song For The Day
'This record is full of heart, and it will be on repeat on our stereos for years to come.'
"Auffenberg's music haunts a world filled with slow, dark songs that carefully unwind with luminous beauty...it's clear that this 26-year old possesses a seasoned veteran's presence."
"With roots wondrously exposed on his debut, "Marigolds"... Ryan Auffenberg breathes shiver-inducing intimacy into his gentle country-rock confessions."
-SF Bay Guardian
"Even if you think you're tired of all things singer-songwriter, prepare to have your perspective significantly altered by this young California chap."
-The Onion: AV Club
"Auffenberg has a honey-sweetness to his voice that makes his particular brand of folk-pop go down extra smooth. There are similarities to the hushed fingerpicked folk of Iron and Wine's Sam Beam, but Auffenberg allows his songs to soar rather than revel in their own austerity."