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