In the two years since his last original project, Tyler Summers has toured extensively, joining Canadian country star Johnny Reid across the north, and backing up various artists, from Texas indie band Spoon, to the queen of indie rock herself, Feist, with appearances on David Letterman and the Today Show. But back home in New York, he claims his territory behind the piano, with the release of his brand new EP, Astoria Sessions.
Summers, also an award-winning jazz saxophonist, pays his dues to the singer-songwriter scene on this stripped down, acoustic album. Recorded at Defy Recordings by Robert L. Smith (Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel), in the heart of New York City, the album features a 4 piece string section. With arrangements by bassist Matt Wigton (Elizabeth & the Catapult, Suite Unraveling), solos by Benjamin Kalb (Duncan Sheik, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson), and performances by Zack Brock, and Rob Hecht, Astoria Sessions brings intelligence and maturity to piano pop.