Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
Record label: In the Red Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise-Rock
Tyvek are a Detroit band, which is definitely a point of pride for them. In interviews, they talk about the city not just as a place where they derive inspiration or play shows, but as a place where the community is obligated to fill a vital role. "I feel like in other cities there might be more of a separation from the different crews or different scenes, whereas in Detroit people are supporting each other just by default so they have something to do on a Saturday night," frontman Kevin Boyer said.
Back in the days when studios were prohibitively expensive sonic temples where only the most professional, label-backed bands were able to afford time in their hallowed halls, lo-fi recording was more a thing of necessity than a stylistic choice. But now, in the era of easy-as-pie digital recording, a band has to go out of their way to really make something grimy. And while some might still think of this aesthetic as limited or restricting, Detroit garage punks Tyvek revel in the grime and uncertainty that can only be found when the needle is thoroughly buried in the red.
Tyvek vocalist Kevin Boyer talk-shouts without melody (e.g. high note, low note, loud note). His words are disconnected fragments of his laidback Detroit life. There’s a song about self-actualization, a song about driving at night, a song about basements. After all, Boyer fronts a rock band that ….