Aaron Lee Tasjan’s “Silver Tears,” a smorgasbord of sounds ranging from ramshackle folk to lush pop, was one of the best Americana records of 2016.
On his new record “Karma for Cheap,” the East Nashville-based artist incorporates a few more of his myriad musical influences, delivering jangly power pop with traces of glam rock.
The sound is a combination of his lifelong reverence for The Beatles and Tom Petty and his eclectic musical career, which has included stints with bands ranging from glam rock’s New York Dolls to Southern rockers Drivin’ N Cryin’.
“I didn’t want to repeat myself,” Tasjan said of his new record. “I wanted to do something that felt fresh to me.”