William Tyler & Luke Schneider Announce New EP ‘Understand’ & Share Single

Renowned guitarist William Tyler and pedal steel wizard Luke Schneider recorded the EP in one sitting.

By Nate Todd Jun 17, 2021 2:52 pm PDT

Guitarists William Tyler and Luke Schneider will release a new EP, Understand, via Leaving Records on July 12. The duo also shared the single, “The Witness Tree.”

Tyler — who’s been on a collaborative tear of late, also recently announcing an LP with Marissa Andrson — and innovative pedal steel ace Schneider recorded the four-track instrumental effort Understand, inspired by a 1991 Ted Chiang sci-fi short story of the same name, in one sitting at a Nashville studio during quarantine in 2020. The record sees Tyler playing acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer and bass with Schneider adding his expertise on pedal steel guitar and banjo. Jake Davis produced and mixed Understand with Matthew ‘Matthewdavid’ McQueen handling mastering.

Understand will arrive digitally next month and will also see a limited cassette release with artwork by Kirk Johnson aka Grass Mirror. Head here to check out the artwork and pre-order William Tyler and Luke Schneider’s Understand EP. Preview the record with “The Witness Tree” below:

Understand Tracklist:

  1. Memory Garden
  2. The Witness Tree
  3. No Trouble
  4. The Going Through

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