After more than 20 years at the helm of the legendary punk rock act No Use For a Name, TONY SLY continues to illustrate his songwriting prowess with the release of his first full-length solo album, 12 Song Program. Abandoning the signature electric guitars and aggressive rhythms of NUFAN, Tony sets out armed with only his soothing and captivating melodies, guided by an acoustic guitar and a smattering of various other classic instruments. As a master of transcribing personal experiences and bemusements into transcendent verse, it follows that the lyrical content of 12 Song Program is nothing short of poetic as well. The songs range from folk to pop, with many genre defying moments in between, but are all sewn together seamlessly with the common thread of innovative and dexterous craftsmanship. 12 Song Program serves to display an angle of Tonys songwriting that rarely emerged in the medium of punk rock, with notable influences including such varied artists as The Beatles, Iron and Wine, Coner Oberst, and Elliot Smith. To further develop the aural layers of the album, Tony utilizes the vocal capabilities of Karina Deniké (Dance Hall Crashers) and Joey Cape (Lagwagon) to complement his own. As a whole, 12 Song Program is a triumphant foray into new territory for TONY SLY, bolstered by intriguing and unforgettable melodies that leave the listener craving more.