Having recently announced their new album ‘Weather’ is due July 12th via Mom + Pop Music x Ninja Tune, Tycho are sharing their new single “Japan”.
The track comes in two forms, the first features the addition of vocals from Hannah Cottrell (Saint Sinner) and the second is an instrumental piece, which features the vivid signature soundscapes present in the classic Tycho sound.
Scott Hansen of Tycho said “Similar to ‘Pink & Blue’ the instrumental versions are not just the songs with vocals muted, they are different arrangements with different instrumentation and melodies in place of the vocals. I wanted to explore the idea of approaching songs from two entirely different perspectives.”
With visuals from director Charles Bergquist, Hansen said the following about the new song “I had just returned from spending some time in Hakone, Japan with my wife’s Japanese relatives. I was thinking a lot about the kinds of electronic music instruments I had been using when I first started making music in the late ‘90s. With Japan I was trying to recapture a part of that sound and combine it with the imagery and experiences from my trip to Hakone. I sent the song to Hannah with nothing more than the title of Japan and she wrote all of the lyrics.”
Tycho’s 2016’s GRAMMY® nominated, Billboard-topping album, ‘Epoch’ saw huge success for the San Francisco-based group, building to two sold out nights at London’s 2000-capacity Electric Brixton followed by a date at The Roundhouse. Today, Tycho give a first glimpse at new material with brand new track “Easy.”
“Easy” is available now on Mom + Pop Music x Ninja Tune and sees Tycho’s trademark vibrant, cinematic electronics topped with hushed vocal descants, adding a new layer of instrumentation and hinting at a new direction for their next chapter, which is set to unfold over the summer of 2019. “Music can transport us to other realities but can also ground us firmly within ourselves” says Scott Hansen, Tycho’s primary composer, songwriter and producer. “After a trilogy of records spent exploring the outer reaches of experience I am focusing inward to reveal a human side to the music.”
“The past 13 years have seen Tycho evolve from the part-time solo project of a graphic designer into a band that achieved things far beyond any of our wildest expectations” he continues. “My journey as an artist has been defined by an iterative cycle with each album building on and refining an overarching vision. ‘Easy’ is about coming to terms with my past and defining a clear vision moving forward. It’s a comforting voice that reminds you not to get so lost in the work, but to take it easy and enjoy the ride. ‘Easy’ is the bridge to the future.”
Listen to “Easy” above.
Listen to Maggie Rogers “Alaska” (Tycho Remix) released now. Rogers breakout single “Alaska” charted in Spotify’s Viral 50 in 40 countries and hit #1 in 23 countries, including the U.S. With more than 80 million global streams to date, it earned Rogers a place on the Spotify Best of 2016 list and set the stage for widespread international acclaim. “Alaska” is featured on Rogers debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading, out now on Capitol Records. The EP includes four original songs written, produced and performed by the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, and also features the tracks “Dog Years,”and “On + Off”. Now That The Light Is Fading is available at all digital providers and now on limited edition vinyl.
Rogers will perform sold out headline shows in Los Angeles at The Teragram Ballroom (August 10th) and The Fonda Theatre (August 11th ) followed by two nights headlining NYC’s Brooklyn Steel (August 16th + 17th). Fresh off her sold out North American spring headline tour and Firefly Festival performance, Rogers is also set to play both Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in August.
Tycho has announced the release of ‘See (Feat. Beacon), the first ever song featuring vocals from the GRAMMY® Award-nominated dance/electronic project. The track is available at all digital music retailers and streaming services today.
‘See (Feat. Beacon)’ began its journey as a instrumental track on Tycho’s acclaimed 2014 album, AWAKE, but soon took on a new form with a bubbly remix from fellow Ghostly International artists Beacon, melding the original track’s serene energy with buoyant dance grooves and gossamer vocals from the New York-based duo’s own Thomas Mullarney III. 2017 saw Tycho and Mullarney team up onstage for stellar live renditions of “See” during Tycho’s remarkable Coachella sets – the band’s first ever performances to see them joined by a vocalist. “See (Feat. Beacon)” was soon re-recorded as a proper collaboration, uniting Tycho’s mesmerizing melodies and stuttering percussion with Beacon’s trademark vocal approach, resulting in an astonishing and altogether original new sound from both acclaimed outfits.
Download/ Stream ‘See (feat. Beacon)’: https://ghostly.lnk.to/tycho-see
Tycho will celebrate “See (Feat. Beacon)” – as well as 2016’s chart-topping album, EPOCH – with a world tour featuring major festival appearances in Europe at Primavera Sound, Way Out West, Sziget Festival, Lowlands and Pukkelpop. In the United States Tycho will tour the West Coast with Todd Terje & The Olsens and tour the East Coast with Phantogram. For complete details and ticket availability, please see tychomusic.com/#tour.
Ahead of their upcoming UK tour dates this June with shows in Glasgow, Manchester & Bristol, Tycho have shared a new video for their track ‘Horizon’, taken from their Grammy-nominated album ‘EPOCH’.
The video, taken from the groups mesmerizing live show, features original animations from Neil Krug and cinematography from Charles Bergquist.
Watch ‘Horizon’ here:
‘Horizon’ is the second track from the Grammy Award nominated album ‘EPOCH’ which is available now on all platforms.
Tycho has also announced additional shows for its 2017 World Tour including playing four rare co-headlining shows on the West Coast with Todd Terje & The Olsens and special guest Jaga Jazzist. Todd Terje is one of Scott Hansen’s main influences, appearing frequently in Scott’s DJ sets. This is the first US tour ever for Todd Terje & The Olsens, Terje’s live band.
The dates add to an already expansive U.S. headlining tour which includes festival performances at Coachella, Electric Forest and Forecastle as well as two nights at Brooklyn, NY’s new venue Brooklyn Steel. Tycho will then return to Europe in June for performances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and Porto, Portugal.
Tickets for the North American tour are on sale now. Please see tychomusic.com/#tour for complete details and remaining ticket availability. Full list of tour dates is below.
Earlier this year, Tycho received its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination. EPOCH, the Bay Area-based group’s acclaimed fifth studio album, earned a nod as “Best Dance/Electronic Album.”
EPOCH made an extraordinary chart debut following its surprise release last September, enteringBillboard’s “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” at #1 – Tycho’s highest chart placement to date. EPOCHalso earned a place in Red Bull Music’s “25 Best Albums of 2016″ and Dancing Astronaut’s”Top 10 Albums of 2016.” EPOCH is available now digitally at all DSPs and streaming services and physical CD and vinyl are available via ISO50 and The Ghostly Store.
Tycho’s Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with the new album. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.
Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.
Today, Tycho shares two new remixes of their first single ‘Division’ from the recent album Epoch, which is set for physical release on Jan 20th via Ghostly International.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — fresh from her Pitchfork Best New Music-rated collaboration album with Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy — delivers a melting ambient epic while Heathered Pearls, a Ghostly staple, bolsters the dance elements of the original. In addition to the two remixes Tycho is also sharing a video for ‘Division’ that was filmed lived at their Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance on September 17 featuring official audio from the album.
Stream ‘Division (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix)’ & ‘Division (Heathered Pearls Remix)’:
Watch ‘Division’ live at Red Rocks (ft. official audio):
Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with this year’s Epoch (Ghostly International). This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world. Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Epoch is available digitally now and for physical pre-order now due out January 20.
This January, Tycho will embark on a world tour. The tour will begin on Jan 7 in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theater. From there Tycho will travel across four continents including Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For a full list of tour dates, tickets, and more information, please visit http://tychomusic.com/.
Tycho releases their brand new album Epoch. This is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awakeand culminating with this year’s Epoch (Ghostly International). This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.
Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Earlier this summer Tycho released their first single ‘Division‘ and just last week released their second single and title track, ‘Epoch.‘ The surprise album is available digitally and for physical pre-order now.
Listen to ‘Epoch’ in full here:
When discussing the surprise element of this release Hansen said, “I’ve never been fond of handing in an album then waiting 4 months for it to be released. I wanted to be more connected to the people consuming the music. There is a kind of visceral fulfillment you get from sharing something that you’ve just created with other people. That’s a very satisfying feeling as an artist” Hansen continues, “All art is in some way shaped by the current state of the world around the person creating it so there’s a element of zeitgeist built into any album. We just finished mastering the album so it will be a month old when people hear it. I’m hoping people get a sense that this music is directly connected to the time they are experiencing it in.”
Epoch was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, CA. The album was arranged alongside long time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process. Rory O’Connor performed drums on the album.
Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake. Album art is above and full track listing below.
Download/Stream Epoch: https://Ghostly.lnk.to/tycho-epoch
Purchase Epoch at ISO5O: http://shop.iso50.com/epoch
Purchase Epoch at The Ghostly Store: http://www.theghostlystore.com/products/tycho-epoch-lp
Tycho has revealed ‘Epoch, the latest single from Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project and the keystone of the forthcoming album. The new album is at once a departure and an evolution for Tycho; honing the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory.
The release of ‘Epoch’ comes two months after the release of the song ‘Division.’ These two songs are the first new material from Tycho since the acclaimed 2014 release, Awake. Around the release of Awake Tycho performed in over 30 countries worldwide including major festival appearances at Coachella, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo in the U.S., as well as Falls Festival in Australia, and Latitude in the UK. This fall Tycho is on tour playing several U.S. cities as well as a performance at Treasure Island festival in October.
After recently announcing ‘Awake Remixes’ LP, Tycho has shared a new RJD2 remix of ‘Apogee’, which is streaming online now. The forthcoming record is set for release on January 15th via Ghostly International, with the physical release on May 20th.
RJD2 takes the swift-kicking ‘Apogee’ and transforms it into tranquil instrumental funk.
Awake represented a high-water mark for Scott Hansen, the San Francisco musician better known asTycho. Described by Hansen as, “in many ways, the first True Tycho record,” Awake announced the arrival of Tycho as a full band, and it found Hansen streamlining the group’s sound, focusing on the drums and aiming to capture the energy and power of the group’s live set. The story of Awake arrives at its natural conclusion with this 12” of remixes, on which Hansen’s songs are re-interpreted by producers who make the songs their own while retaining all of their core elements. The digital release is out January 15th on Ghostly International, with the physical release set for a May 20th release.
In the hands of Few Nolder, ‘Montana’ becomes tense and driving, four-on-the-floor beat undergirding bright, rippling synths. Baio, who splits his time between solo work and his role as bassist in Vampire Weekend, gives ‘Plains’ a kind of soulfulness, adding a driving rhythm to the original’s beatless ambience and dropping in snatches of vocal for texture and warmth.
Additional remixes from Com Truise, Christopher Willits, Bibio and Beacon, which had been previously released, have been added to this package. Taken together, ‘Awake Remixes’ offer a parallel narrative for Tycho’s artistic breakthrough. Additionally, the digital only ‘Deluxe Version’ of ‘Awake’ now includes the original version of ‘Awake’ and all eight remixes available on the ‘Awake Remixes’ album.