In the second segment of Six-String StoriesTiny Moving Parts guitarist Dylan Mattheisen tells us about his journey as a guitarist with the story behind writing the song “Always Focused” and his songwriting process in general and how they translate live. 

Watch part one

Pre-order the band's forthcoming album, Pleasant Living, from Hello Merch. It's out on September 9, 2014 via Triple Crown Records.  

Upcoming Tour Dates:
09/03 – Rockford, IL @ Rockford Art Deli w/ Joie De Vivre, Dowsing, Deadron
09/04 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Creepoid, Red Feathers, SRVVLST, Pools
09/06 – Richmond, VA @ Fall Line Fest
09/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
09/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/16 – Lincoln, NE @ Vega #
09/19 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar #
09/24 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
09/27 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
10/17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar +
10/18 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck +
10/19 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room +
10/20 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall +
10/22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott +
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church +
10/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9 +
10/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room +
10/26 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern +
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade +
10/29 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest 2
10/31 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 13
11/03 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs +
11/04 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk +
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +
11/07 – Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place +
11/08 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +
11/10 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +
11/14 – Portland, OR @ Slabtown +
11/15 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +
11/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +

# w/ The Menzingers
+ w/ Dads