Yer Bird Records is pleased to re-release Tyler Butler’s 2011 Winter King album (originally on Edmonton's Old Ugly Recording Co label). The 2012 revamped album includes the original eight tracks plus a new version of the fan favourite Feral Horse and closes with the previously unheard title track Winter King.
The album was recorded in Butler’s home late in 2010 and captures the desolation and bone chilling cold of a northern Alberta winter. Butler re-mastered four of the tracks known as the House Painter EP (tracks 1-4) to create a brighter, fuller sound for the 2012 release.
The folk compositions of Winter King draw heavily upon borrowed winter mythology and Butler expertly weaves fantastic creatures and characters into his complex and controlled poetry. His confident voice and grounded narratives invite the listener into a profound depiction of his Northern Alberta hometown.
released 20 March 2012
All tracks written, performed and recorded by Tyler Butler.
*Tracks 1-4 (House Painter EP) mastered by Ashton Richard Klassen (of the band Goose Lake).
*Tracks 5-8 (Waxwing EP) mastered by Taylor Schaerer.
*Tracks 9-10 mastered by Tyler Butler.
Cover photo by Tyler Butler.
Musicians on Winter King:
Brody Irvine (Bass on Barghest, Morana and Child-Ghost, vocals on Morana)
Lyndsay Hobbs (Vocals on Morana).