Announcing 'Thank You For Sharing,' the new solo album from Atlanta's Tim Kohler. Hear the first single "Dual Diagnosis" now! 29 June 2018
Bear Kids and Tim Kohler are delighted and thrilled to announce Tim's debut solo album Thank You For Sharing, available August 10th via Bear Kids Recordings.
The album's first single "Dual Diagnosis" premiered this morning over at Immersive Atlanta, check it out here.
Written over five years during a period of tremendous personal and artistic transition, Thank You For Sharing was largely performed by Kohler himself and mainly produced and recorded with Fantasy Guys’ Mitchell Hardage, who also contributed bass to all of the album’s eight tracks. Damon Moon from Standard Electric Recorders and Eric Jennings helped engineer the record.
Blending big pop choruses, jittery electronics and elegant orchestral arrangements, Thank You For Sharing fuses elements of pop, prog and contemporary classical to create a style that is unapologetically sincere and triumphant. Some tracks are driven by fuzzy guitars, others by programmed 808s and synth pads. Kohler’s honed pop sensibility is the thread running through it all.
Thank You For Sharing finds Kohler emerging from self-imposed exile to reveal a confessional, brutally honest record detailing the darkest and most trying days of the author’s life. No stone is unturned: protagonists pass out with their shoes on, muses disappear without a trace. There are blackouts, curfews, self-absorbed ramblings, and three-minute synth solos. Thank You For Sharing finds elegance and relief in this chaos, even when the sheer claustrophobic depth of the arrangements threaten to overwhelm the listener.
Thank You For Sharing also features contributions from Pony League and Book Club’s Gus Fernandez on drums, Patrick Russert on pedal steel guitar, omnipresent percussionist Chris Childs, Indie Killed the Pop Star’s Jennifer Zuiff, Waller’s Tiffany Blaylock, and multiple esteemed members of Atlanta’s contemporary classical scene. The album was mixed by John Rosser and mastered by Martina Albano.
Celebrate Thank You For Sharing’s release with a performance at Atlanta’s Aisle 5 with Kohler’s old friends in Small Reactions on August 9thAugust 9th, the evening before the record’s unveiling.