T.G. Olson of Across Tundras Releases New Solo Album The Rough Embrace

I saw yesterday that Across Tundras were playing with former split-mates Lark’s Tongue in Nashville and was thinking it had been a while since Tanner Olson (Questionnaire here) had put anything out under his solo moniker T.G. Olson. By the all-consuming power of coincidence, today brings word of The Rough Embrace, a new full-length from Olson released digitally this afternoon with vinyl available for preorder set to release at the end of September. Needless to say, I spent all day today thinking how long it had been since I found $20 on the ground in hope of a similar result tomorrow.

The Rough Embrace, truly a solo outing in having been recorded, mixed and performed entirely by Olson — Across Tundras bandmate Mikey Allred mastered — as well as self-released, is Olson‘s first solo offering since the one-two punch of The Bad Lands to Cross and Hell’s Half Acre last November/December. Listening through, one finds on initial impression Olson‘s roll-groove ramble in full-force, twanging acoustics and post-rock airy guitars in a deceptively natural embrace, an intimate feel emerging in cuts like “Sleeper Lines” and “Out on the Fringes” that sees Olson, as ever, driving his craft to new levels of cohesion.

Vinyl preorder info and full-album stream below. Like everything from the Across Tundras BandcampThe Rough Embrace is available as a name-your-price download:

T.G. Olson “The Rough Embrace” 12″ vinyl pre order

Pre order T.G. Olson “The Rough Embrace” on the timeless vinyl format.

12″ split colored vinyl (one half will be black and the other a custom mixed blend) in hand screen printed jackets with custom artwork from T.G. Olson.

Item will ship in late September and all pre orders will receive bonus items!

Includes unlimited streaming of The Rough Embrace via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 30 September 2014

*Recorded and mixed April-July 2014 @ The Trailer House – Antioch, TN by T.G. Olson
*Mastered by Mikey Allred @ Dark Art Audio
released 01 August 2014

TGO – Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, Organ, Percussion

Austere beauty… the rough embrace.


T.G. Olson, The Rough Embrace (2014)

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