Lawrence singer-songwriter Tanner Walle
toes a highly accessible line between alternative crooners (John Mayer, Teitur, Gavin DeGraw) and electronica-infused pop. Incorporating the impassioned vocal inflections of Sting and the jazzy chord changes of Steely Dan, Walle creates polished tunes with mainstream appeal and pro-grade musicianship. Friday he toasts his sophomore LP, The Future of Tape
, a slick collection of loop-and-tweak Pro Tools craftsmanship that serves as a showcase for Lawrence's Mixtape Meditation Studio (and accompanying record label).