Maple & Beech

by Maple & Beech

supported by
MattSoup
MattSoup thumbnail
MattSoup Pop music works well as a palatable mask for hard truths and it is certainly pulling its weight here. "Hot Air" muses about the fruitless nature of modern communication while masquerading as some kidsbop singalong, and "Sailing Stones" begrudgingly finds hope in "movement" if not quite progress. This is dance music you can sit to. Favorite track: Hot Air.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

1.
OK 02:58
2.
Hot Air 03:19
3.
Side-Eye 02:57
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Turn 03:53
9.
10.

about

These songs are about contrast; how we dance between lies and truths, isolation and community, despair and hope, anger and love, noise and order. They’re about growth and patience and looking for something or nothing. Pretentious? Yes!

credits

released September 6, 2019

NOISE!
01. OK
02. HOT AIR
03. SIDE-EYE
04. BROKEN BLOOD VESSELS
05. LIKE WE MEAN IT

ORDER
06. THE RIVER’S ON FIRE
07. SAILING STONES
08. TURN
09. UNDER MY NOSE
10. I WILL MOVE WITH YOU



Maple & Beech is Tyler Tholl with Pete James Johnson, Nora Kain, John Knauss, Dan Lehn, Nick Syman, and Nicole Wilder

Music by Tyler Tholl
Lyrics by Tyler Tholl except “OK,” written by Nicole Wilder and Tyler Tholl Music & lyric direction by Nora Kain

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tyler in the basement, January through December 2018

String arrangement at the end of “OK” by Andy Thompson
String arrangement in “Sailing Stones” by Andy Thompson and Dan Lawonn

Additional vocal arrangements in “Hot Air,” “Side-Eye,” and “Under My Nose” by Mitch Johnson
Additional drum recording by Pete James Johnson at Twin Lakes Sound Studio
Additional vocal recording by Tyler in the Kain basement
Additional mallet recording by Tyler at the Minnesota Children’s Museum on iPhone
“Sailing Stones” violin recording and string premix by Andy Thompson in his home
“Sailing Stones” cello recording by Dan Lawonn in his home

Cover art is "N E W | L I F E" by Steven Duke
Band photograph by Christopher Goyette


A lot of people helped bring these songs to life. This is a very incomplete list of those individuals. THANK YOU:

Nora, for being the best partner and collaborator I could ask for; Corene and Ada, for being the coolest kids I know; my music family: Pete, John, Dan, Nick, and Nicole, you’re the best; my real-life family, for making art and music a priority; all of the extraordinarily talented musicians and arrangers who contributed to these recordings; Ellen Kain, for taking such great care of the gals while I recorded these songs; Mara Syman and Dave Herdan, for making our shows sound better; Tom Lecher, for your friendship (and also for letting me borrow your headphones, microphones, cello, Prophet-5, and so on); Kari Sharff, for your encouragement; Carrie Schneider and Brian Just, for your kindness and support; Amy Lubbesmeyer, for being so rad; Chris Bartels, for your ears and generosity; Lance Conrad, for always being cool; Bobby Maher, for the direction; Mary-Scott Hunter and Mitch Johnson, for your input; Justin Tholl and Jason Schumacher, for your video work; Chris Goyette and Alex Johnson, for your beautiful photographs; Steven Duke, for your gorgeous art; all of the Minnesota bands that have played shows with us, we’re lucky to be a part of such an exciting music community; Scott and Scott, for shaping the sound of this album with your pods; and most importantly: YOU
Thank you for listening.

OK
Erica Burton: Viola \\ Nora Kain: Voice \\ Josh Misner: Violin \\ Jesse Peterson: Violin \\ Tyler Tholl: Cello, Guitars, Inhale, Talking, Korg M1, Percussion, Prophet-5, QChord, Virtual Instruments, Samples \\ Nicole Wilder: Main Voice

HOT AIR
Ailea Jones: Voice \\ Nora Kain: Voice \\ Christine Palmer: Trumpet \\ Mayyadda Major: Voice \\ McKenna Selissen: Voice \\ Mara Syman: Tenor Saxophone \\ Nick Syman: Trombone \\ Tyler Tholl: Bass, Guitars, Korg M1, Main Voice, Percussion, Prophet-5, Virtual Instruments and Samples \\ Jill Zimmerman: Intro Voice

SIDE-EYE
Ailea Jones: Voice \\ Pete James Johnson: Drums \\ Mayyadda Major: Voice \\ Christine Palmer: Trumpet \\ McKenna Selissen: Voice \\ Mara Syman: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone \\ Nick Syman: Trombone \\ Tyler Tholl: Guitar, Main Voice, Percussion, Virtual Instruments and Samples

BROKEN BLOOD VESSELS
C Harris: Congas \\ Tyler Tholl: Alesis QS7, Bass, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer Rattle, Percussion, Prophet-5, Roland RD-700GX, Virtual Instruments and Samples \\ Nicole Wilder: Voice

LIKE WE MEAN IT
Pete James Johnson: Drums \\ Mayyadda Major: Voice \\ McKenna Selissen: Voice \\ Corene Tholl: Talking \\ Tyler Tholl: Guitar, Korg M1, Main Voice, Percussion, Prophet-5, Violin, Virtual Instruments and Samples \\ Joe Savage: Pedal Steel

THE RIVER’S ON FIRE
Christine Palmer: Trumpet \\ Mara Syman: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone \\ Nick Syman: Trombone \\ Tyler Tholl: Guitar, Korg M1, Percussion, Virtual Instruments and Samples, Voice \\ Nicole Wilder: Main Voice

SAILING STONES
Dan Lawonn: Cello \\ Josh Misner: Reverb Violin \\ Jesse Peterson: Reverb Violin \\ Tyler Tholl: Alesis QS7, Autoharp, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Voice, QChord \\ Andy Thompson: Violin

TURN
Erica Burton: Viola \\ Pete James Johnson: Drums \\ Josh Misner: Violin \\ Christine Palmer: Trumpet \\ Jesse Peterson: Violin \\ Joe Savage: Pedal Steel \\ Mara Syman: Tenor Saxophone \\ Nick Syman: Trombone and Effects \\ Tyler Tholl: Guitar, Virtual Instruments and Samples, Yamaha PSS-460 \\ Nicole Wilder: Voice

UNDER MY NOSE
Bill Blatzheim: Trumpet \\ C Harris: Congas \\ Dave Herdan: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone \\ Bubba Hollenhorst: Alto Saxophone \\ Pete James Johnson: Drums \\ Ailea Jones: Voice \\ Mayyadda Major: Voice \\ Christine Palmer: Trumpet \\ McKenna Selissen: Voice \\ Mara Syman: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone \\ Nick Syman: Trombone \\ Ada Tholl: Mallets \\ Tyler Tholl: Guitar, Percussion, Main Voice 1, Virtual Instruments and Samples, Talking and Screaming \\ Nicole Wilder: Main Voice 2

I WILL MOVE WITH YOU
Nora Kain: Voice \\ Tyler Tholl: Pump Organ, Voice

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Maple & Beech Minneapolis, Minnesota

“I’ve grown to expect shimmering, unafraid art from their music and videos, and they deliver every time.”
- Cecilia Johnson, 89.3 The Current

Maple & Beech is the music of Minnesota producer Tyler Tholl. Originally a solo recording project, Maple & Beech has grown into a seven-member ensemble of Tholl’s friends and family making “smart, glossy pop music” (Reviler).
... more

contact / help

Contact Maple & Beech

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Maple & Beech, you may also like: