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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Photos From The European Run

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Had to share a few of the Tycho shots from the recent European tour, some great shots. Below are the upcoming dates in the US, Don’t worry more EU dates will be posted!

06 23 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
06 27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor
06 28 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
06 30 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
07 01 – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre
07 15 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
07 16 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle
07 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
07 19 – Orlando, FL – Hardrock Live
07 21 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
07 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07 23 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
07 25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
07 26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
07 27 – Schaghticoke, NY – Schaghticoke Fairgrounds

Sam O.B New LP

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A genuine ode to the softer sides of the early 90s indie pop scene, could have been cherished by either coasts back then.

Positive Noise, the debut album by Sam O.B, is not a ‘journey of a record’, but it’s also not Party Time USA. It’s nuance: cloud patterns: like good progressive jazz. Like the refinement of refinement, the elegance of elegance. Sound propelled by its own smoothness. A coolness that isn’t cold. The earnestness of an old friend. Expanse. Experimentation. Actual warmth.

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Sam O.B. is (and has always been) a man of classics. When you hear the sax on ‘Salt Water,’ you will understand this ambition with precision. Arpeggiated horn delay and female oohs fall like geodesic rain. The blasting synth leads on ‘Midnight Blue’ and ‘Nearness’ waver and find their way (“Always on time”). The sing-and-play harmonies of ‘Sirens’ refer to the stunning bliss of smooth jazz, which has been in Sam’s arsenal of interests for longer than anyone can remember.

Pre Order Now
Beautiful Limited Vinyl and Digital

Sam O.B – Positive Noise – The Debut Album
Album Out 11th August 2017
© LuckyMe Records 2017

Rerecorded: Tycho Remix by Beacon

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“The story of “See” is metamorphic. The track emerged instrumentally — as per Tycho’s characteristic output — on the 2014 LP Awake. Months later it was remixed into a bubbling pop song by New York duo Beacon. 2017 brought the next phase, as Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III joined Tycho at Coachella to perform “See” (the first time the band has ever featured a vocalist). Now “See” has reached its final stage, re-recorded as a proper collaboration. Tycho touchstones abound, swirling melodies, stuttering percussion, lifted by a voice in flight.”


Tycho + Phantogram Tour Announced

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Just announced summer tour with Phantogram and Heathered Pearls! Limited presale tickets available Wednesday, May 17th at 10AM ET (pw=tychogram) here.

JUL 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
JUL 19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
JUL 21 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
JUL 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
JUL 23 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
JUL 25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
JUL 26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
JUL 27 – Schaghticoke, NY – Schaghticoke Fairgrounds

New Beacon Single

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A heavy hitter from Tycho “See” remixer’s Beacon.

“Marion” is the first piece of new music from Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett since the New York duo’s 2016 album, Escapements.

At the heart of “Marion” is a hammered dulcimer. The percussive, stringed instrument—an ancient ancestor of the piano—acts as the composition’s harmonic and dynamic guide. Samples ebb and flow, projecting into the mix at moments of brightness and clarity. Other times they recede beneath Mullarney’s crystalline voice and a bed of feathery, pneumatic production. This is the mode in which Beacon have always thrived: wistful amidst pulsing electronics and soft-washed hues.



Tycho Spring Tour

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Spring tour kicks off tonight in Denver at The Fillmore Auditorium with our friends Beacon. See everyone soon! Tickets and info for all shows
04 25 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore $
04 27 – St Paul, MN – Palace Theatre $
04 28 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre $
04 29 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall $
04 30 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis $
05 01 – Boston, MA – House of Blues $
05 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT w/ Heathered Pearls
05 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT %
05 05 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory %
05 06 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE %
05 07 – Washington DC – Echostage w/ Nitemoves
05 09 – Nashville TN – Marathon Music Works %
05 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %
05 12 – Austin, TX – Stubbs %

$ – w/ Beacon
% – w/ Khruangbin

Space Jazz From Legowelt

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A heady weightless jam from a legend in our book.

From the new Danny Wolfers Unfolding The Future With Amateur Space Jazz album. Out now!!! On Nightwind Records NW014 Available on Cassette, CD and digital. Comes with a 24 page graphic novel. Digital version has the graphic novel in PDF format.

What is Amateur Space Jazz?!

Its exact dimensions are not yet known…
Its philosophy not yet defined…

One could call it a Lo-Fi minimal wavish version of cosmic space jazz and anything closely related to it…from spiritual soul, g-funk, ethiopian jazz to ambient and everything in between…

No knowledge of musical theory is required…played with a D.I.Y punk approach on crappy digital synthesizers – preferably with dubious renditions of real instruments. Warmed up to the right temperature with some offbeat effectsbox. Multitracking is a technique widely used…to create a “one person band with all its members oneself’s multidimensional copies in time”

Let’s enter the world of Amateur Space Jazz!!!