It’s hard to pin Aaron Lee Tasjan’s talents down. He’s a spectacular guitarist for one thing. And his career has spanned punk, glam, country-rock and alt-country. The thing that pulls all this eclecticism together is that it’s equal parts dreamy and droll.
You can hear that in the deep, multi-layered sound of his second solo album and New West Records debut, Silver Tears. In a similar way to Father John Misty (whose bassist, Eli Thomson, produced Silver Tears), Tasjan tells rich, dramatic, stories of people successfully (and sometimes less successfully) chasing romance and success.