Within a few years he was a fixture of New York's antifolk scene, whose emphasis on lyric-driven songwriting, scrappy DIY ethics and acoustic aggression left a lasting mark. Art Sorority (formerly Art Sorority for Girls) developed around him as a rotating collective; through turns as a co-ed harmony duo, a baritone guitar-powered trio and a classic rock quartet, the songs grew hookier and heavier, taking on a cinematic quality with fleshed-out characters and dramatic narrative arcs.
Released in 2011 after a trio of homebrewed EPs, Slow Dance is the band's full-length debut. Though recorded in a home studio, it builds a lush, layered splendor from the contributions of two dozen musicians. That same year, Tyler-Ameen relocated to Washington, D.C., where he quickly immersed himself in the intimacy and intensity of its punk scene. Older Boys — the stripped-down answer to Slow Dance's sparkle and polish, featuring drummer Josh Gottesman — followed in 2014. Since 2015, Tyler-Ameen has also been a member of the D.C. power-pop ensemble Bad Moves.