September is here and with it comes our monthly mixtape, curated this time around by the incredible orchestral folk rock sextet Little Tybee, based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Named after a little island off the coast of Savannah, Little Tybee first hit our radar last year when they released their wonderful third album For Distant Viewing. After delving deeper into their previous efforts we got hooked on their intricate, innovative and warm compositions. Their mixtape reflects this warmth with a laid back and acoustic feel and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We haven’t heard from Atlanta’s Little Tybee since they released For Distant Viewing last year. They are getting ready to record a new album, and on the run up to it, Little Tybee have just kicked off a month-long US tour. The outfit will be debuting new material live, “in hopes to get it polished”, as they said.
To tease us further, Little Tybee have unveiled a video for a new song, ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’, recorded at Doppler Studios. Here it is.
Taking their name from an island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, Little Tybee’s make music “that amalgamates jazz-like virtuosity, symphonic scope, and hook-laden folk into something focussed and distinctly original”, as the press release explains.
Little Tybee have already teased the album with its glorious title track, for which the quintet’s own mastermind Brock Scott filmed and edited a stunning video, featuring breathtaking footage shot all over the US whilst on tour.
To entice you even further, the band are releasing a one-shot visual accompaniment for every song on For Distant Viewing. All of the videos feature a television showing a live waveform of the song. Keep an eye on these here, where you can already check the visualizer for a couple of tracks from the upcoming album.
Now let yourself go and contemplate the magical world of ‘For Distant Viewing’.