Carter Tanton

Artist bio

Carter Tanton (formerly known as Tulsa and current member of Lower Dens) has announced a national tour with The War on Drugs and Purling Hiss behind his forthcoming full-length, Freeclouds with Western Vinyl. Slated for a November 15th release, the album features the enchanting vocals of Boston dream-folk artist Marissa Nadler.

Tanton's last release with Tulsa, I Was Submerged won the approval of both the media and fans alike, praised by NPR, SPIN and Rolling Stone, who said Tanton's "indie-seraphim voice is not of this world." Discouraged by a Tulsa follow up EP that was never released the band split and Tanton focused his energy on his role as guitar player in Marissa Nadler's band, touring extensively and recording and arranging parts for her recently released self-titled record. His experience working on Nadler's album ultimately served as the catalyst that inspired him to record Freeclouds.

Many of the tracks written for Freeclouds, as well as the album's title, reference David Bowie's "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud." Tanton's imagery, emotions, and melodies feel like a continuation of the forlorn and tragic atmosphere Bowie created. In addition to recording and co-writing one song on Marissa Nadler's well-received 2011 album, Tanton has recorded albums by George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow) and Drug Rug among others.