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  • Formed: Detroit, MI
  • Years Active: 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

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Named after a popular brand of synthetic home-siding, Detroit lo-fi garage rockers Tyvek started gaining recognition in 2008 alongside fellow noise poppers Vivian Girls, Times New Viking, and Eat Skull. After recording a multitude of singles and 7"s for the labels X, What's Your Rupture?, M'Lady's Records, S-S, and Sub Pop, the band took a year to record its first full-length, which was scheduled for release on Siltbreeze in the spring of 2009. The album's release date was postponed for undisclosed reasons and the band underwent a name change (likely pressured by the threat of copyright infringement from Dupont), switching to TVK and Tijvek before settling on Tyvek. The band ramped up in 2010, releasing the demo LP Skyin and its first album for In the Red, Nothing Fits. In 2012 the band followed up with another monument to lo-fi, On Triple Beams.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
05.20.17 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY US
05.21.17 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY US

eMusic Features


Label Profile: M’Lady’s Records

By Lindsay Zoladz, Contributor

File under: Spirited, scrappy back-to-basics punk and indie rock Flagship acts: Coasting, The Golden Awesome, Talk Normal, Tyvek, Hysterics Based in: Portland, Oregon In a moment when the word "indie" is little more than a glorified marketing term, a conversation with M'Lady's Records founder Brett Lyman returns to the phrase a welcome subversive spirit. Inspired equally by the '80s underground, the riot grrrl movement and anarchic post-punk impresario Tony Wilson ("We basically function like an impoverished version of… more »


2011: Garage Rock Grows Up

By Mike McGonigal, Contributor

Four years ago, I flew from Portland to New York to see my favorite band, New Zealand's garage-pop trio the Clean, play three shows at a glorious pit called Cake Shop. The openers were Crystal Stilts, a Brooklyn group with no records out whose moody and noisy music pushed all the right buttons. I quickly befriended the group, especially guitarist JB Townsend and his then-girlfriend Frankie Rose, whose own band Vivian Girls were soon-to-be favorites.… more »