Releases Self-Titled EP
Available on iTunes: bit.ly/1jHtIS2
Watch the video for “Come Alive” here: bit.ly/1o0ho0n
“He successfully finds a way to harmonize his echoing voice to the guitars and pianos, and the drums appear at the perfect moment…” – Mind Equals Blown
New York, NY – July 2, 2014 – NYC rock artist, Tanner, has just recently released his self-titled EP! Produced, engineered, and mixed by Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle), the EP navigates Tanner’s journey to sobriety, as well as falling in love and the heartbreak that followed. You can watch a video for “Come Alive,” the first track on the EP, here: http://bit.ly/1pJMVdI. Tanner’s new EP is now available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1jHtIS2.
At a very young age, Tanner realized his passion for music after watching his father’s band perform and knew that music was the path he was meant to take. As a young boy, he dove head first into guitar lessons but ultimately leaned less on the technical side and more on his natural instincts and passion to write his own music. This budding musician’s teenage life of school and music then took a path far different than anyone could have imagined.
By the age of 20, Tanner had not only overcome a drug addiction, but also a rare, life-threatening blood disease. Now clean and healthy in New York City, armed with the wisdom of having “been there and done that” and never wanting to go back again, Tanner is more focused than ever on his music. He traveled back to Nashville to team up with producer, engineer and mixer Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, Chevelle) to revisit and rework the songs they had initially written and recorded a year or so earlier during the ins and outs of his treatments. Over the last year he not only had navigated through his sobriety, but also the journey of falling in love and the heartbreak that followed.
The resulting six songs that make up his first EP have been through a similar journey. The songs are delivered with the experience, knowledge and clarity of someone well beyond Tanner’s twenty four years, yet not without the angst and raw emotion that one would expect, considering his history. The guitar has taken a backseat in the recordings and the vocals are the main focus with heavy bass lines coming in a close second.
All of the songs lend themselves to the kind of performer Tanner is – one that feels most at home on stage telling his stories, stepping away from the instruments and into a dynamic front man role much like his own musical heroes: Mick Jagger, Jim Morrison and the first he saw live, Scott Weiland with Stone Temple Pilots. Following in their footsteps, his focus is writing real songs, the songs of storytellers. And Tanner’s got plenty of stories to tell.
Tanner’s new EP is now available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1jHtIS2.
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