Ubique Records is excited to announce the release of Tanager, the new album from All These Quiet Hours. It's Keith Nyquist's second album for the Ubique label, but the first under the new All These Quiet Hours alias. With it's melding of 60s pop sensibility and 70s FM-radio headphones-in-the-dark headiness, it's also the first album to break the chime/space continuum. 'I love the sound of 12-string guitars, and old analog synthesizers, so I tried to bring them together to see what would happen,' says Nyquist. 'My favorite music is absolutely fearless and is willing to either fail completely or be great on it's own terms.' "I still like the daring and strange records that I have to keep to myself like secrets because I gave up trying to explain to anyone else why they were so wonderful,' he adds. 'So, to make a world almost like that...that's what I tried to do with this record.' The opening track, "Specific Dream Rabbit," opens with a swirling Moog that collides headlong into a thicket of jangly Rickenbacker chime; it closes with a mini-operetta of voices that rewards multiple listenings. "Man on the Roof" emerges from an alternate universe where a 'Surf's Up'-era Brian Wilson might have joined forces with Aerosmith and Pink Floyd, and the bittersweet pop lament of "The Others" forges a bright blend of Phil Spector and the Byrds. Along the way, Tanager takes one surprising turn after another, juxtaposing new sounds and textures as it races towards the mini-symphony "Green Star." The album closes with the October-skied 'Tanager.' The characters who voice Tanager's lyrics all find themselves traveling back and forth in time and space. 'I didn't set out to write a travelogue,' notes Nyquist, 'but it ended up being one. At one point or another, all of us end up looking back at where we've been and what we've done and wondering how it all happened. This record is a kind of postcard sent from some of those journeys.' Nyquist's first album, Elephant Art, released in 2006 under the alias The Nyquist Frequency, was described as a "short and sweet, shimmering mix of harps, glockenspiels and twelve-string guitars." Both albums were made with the help of friends and label-mates Mark Mattson, Craig Swafford, and Jeremy Heroldt. The four of them make up Ubique Records, a musical collective with six albums to their credit.