Tyson Motsenbocker + Fialta
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
In North Central Washington State, Tyson Motsenbocker grew up in the apple orchards and pine forests at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It’s the pastoral sound of his childhood that has defined the sound of his music, even among the freeways and fast pace of his new Southern California home. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads Motsenbocker defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.
In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Motsenbocker walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the serene beauty of the Pacific Ocean Motsenbocker contracted a new view of life beyond loss, a renegotiated relationship with God and peace inside the turmoil. This walk would become the basis for his debut full length record availlable now on Tooth & Nail Records
Fialta (members formerly of Sherwood) is a dual-couple quartet from San Luis Obispo, CA making ornate indie pop rich with harmonies, keyboards, ukulele, and synth. Their recent release Shadow of a Drought was featured in Paste, on NPR's "All Songs Considered," and on Nerdist, Stereogum, OUT Magazine, and SF Weekly. The record also premiered as the number #1 Pacific album on Billboard this last summer. In July, Fialta, Tyson, and Sherwood played packed shows in Seattle and Portland while on tour. Fialta has also headlined at colleges in Skagit County and Bellingham.