LA based Lionel Williams is an internationally exhibited visual artist and musician who’s been releasing music under his Vinyl Williams alias since 2010. As a result of experiencing religious & cultural dissonance growing up in the state of Utah, Williams reacts by creating dream worlds of religious & cultural harmony. It’s through his art – both musical, visual, and the music videos he’s directed for bands like Tears for Fears and Unknown Mortal Orchestra – that Williams projects himself well beyond the stasis of his youth, his metaphysical dream worlds in constant forward motion, with ancient mystical symbols, utopian architecture and exotic locales all enveloped in a rippling, VHS haze of psychedelia. These worlds are uniquely William’s own; everything released under the Vinyl Williams project is written, performed and produced solely by multi-instrumentalist Lionel. His second LP – Into – will be released in July 2015, with supporting live dates with Toro Y Moi and Unknown Mortal Orchestra that summer.