Jekyll/Hyde is the debut EP by Your Friend, the moniker of Taryn Blake Miller, out this week on Domino. The six tracks that make up the EP.
Watch the Dalton and Austin Paley-directed video for “Tame One”, which shows Miller’s life in her adopted hometown of Lawrence, KS, and performing live with the tight knit community of musicians, some of whom recorded with her on the EP. Watch video from a recent performance from the Kansas University Natural History Museum for hometown station KJHK here HERE.
In the fall of 2012, Miller and co-producer Jordan Geiger, bandleader for Hospital Ships, set out to capture Miller’s intimate live energy but with refinements. Though her bare-bones stage show was in high demand, she wanted the songs more fleshed out for the record. Bringing in bass, drums and keyboards, as well as layered guitars and vocals, Miller self-released Jekyll/Hyde in August 2013 to an already devoted fan base that quickly multiplied. For the Domino release, Miller and engineers Danny Bowersox and CJ Calhoun added even more depth with freshly recorded live drums and vocals.
4. Tame One
Your Friend live dates:
04-10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^
05-04 Lawrence, KS – Seed Co. Studios (Love Garden’s 24th Anniversary Celebration)*
07-01 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge @
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge @
07-04 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound @
^w/ Real Estate
* w/ Woods, Blood on the Wall, Oils
@ w/ Courtney Barnett