September 1, 2017
Grand Rapids musician Tom Hymn is set to release his second album - Tom Hymn's Tangerine Dream - today. This new album is described as a "lullaby of slinky folk trance garage punk from la Época de Oro." Working with Major Murphy's Jacob "BULL-ard", the album began to take shape in early 2016. What followed was recording sessions in "a loaned carriage house on the shores of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter" and at "an old out-of-use church in the peak of a Grand Rapids summer, and recording vocals in a sweaty un-AC'd confessional booth."
A native of Iowa, Tom Hymn got his start as a drummer performing with The Soil & The Sun, a band he formed with some friends he met at Olivet Nazarine University in Illinois. He would eventually make his way to Grand Rapids where he played drums for a variety of acts including The Soil and The Sun, The Muteflutes, Sacred Strays, Josh Mogck, and Strawberry Heritage. He eventually wanted to make his own music as a singer-songwriter, which led to the release of his debut album Early Magic in 2014.
Next Thursday, September 7th, Tom Hymn will have an album release show at Fountain Street Church and he's today's guest on Local Spins on WYCE. (available on our website in the afternoon)