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Checking in From The Road

Posted by Scott


Somewhere between Toronto and Montreal. Really pretty, wide open spaces up there.


So I’m on the road for the first leg of the US Tycho tour and it’s been pretty intense; haven’t had a chance to post here in a while. Jakub is along tour managing and things have been going well. We’ve seen a lot of really beautiful landscapes along the way; so far we’ve driven from Chicago, up through Toronto and Montreal, and all the way from Buffalo down to Orlando where I’m currently holed up in a Travelodge taking a much needed night off from playing. We play Orlando tomorrow night, then on to Tampa and Miami, and then back north for a string of dates ending in Brooklyn. Beacon is along doing support, definitely check them out, really beautiful stuff.

Jakub took this one somewhere outside of Pontiac, MI


I can’t explain what a moving experience it has been to get out and meet so many people and share the work with them. I spent the last year locked in my basement working on the album so it’s been really refreshing to be out here performing it for people. I want to sincerely thank all of you who made it out so far and to all of you who have supported this project in other ways; it means the world to me and I feel fortunate every day to be able to work as an artist.

Gratuitous tour shot including the band, Jakub, and Brian Wenner who is our stage manager

I’ve been dreaming of having a proper visuals rig for a while now — we had been renting equipment — but this time out we finally have our own setup consisting of a 5K Lumen Christie LX45 projector, and Da-Lite Fast-Fold 16:9 screen, and a brand new custom rigging system (pictured below). It’s a great feeling to know that wherever we play, the show will be consistently presented. Thanks to everyone who helped out in Montreal getting this thing built, and to Darren from Home Depot in Watertown, NY for helping build the mounting plate.

Speaking of visuals, I’ve been getting a lot of work done on the new stuff. I’ve been working with Charles Bergquist on a new visuals set and things have been going great. Charles has been shooting beautiful HD footage and I have been arranging / effecting it using VDMX. It’s still a work in progress but we have been showing some previews here and there during the live show. I’m hoping to get that all wrapped up during our post Europe tour break.

As for upcoming stuff, we have a lot planned for the year: Europe, a full US tour, along with some festivals and no less than seven SXSW showcases. Hope to see you out there!

-Scott

Tycho European Tour Announced

Posted by Jakub


It’s finally happening, we’re happy to announce the first proper Tycho A/V tour with the band, here are the string of dates below, let us know if we’re missing anything or you have any suggestions, looking to also relax a few days after Antwerp.

Feb 16th Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
Feb 17th Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Exit07
Feb 18th Berlin, Germany @ Gretchen
Feb 19th Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
Feb 22nd Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
Feb 24th Paris, France @ Batofar
Feb 25th London, UK @ Cargo
Feb 26th Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Tycho US Tour Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jakub

Photo by: Charles Bergquist

The Tycho band hits the road with their A/V performance, check the dates, we hope to see you, we’ll definitely have stock of the Dive vinyl, some classic posters back in stock, and a new Tycho shirt which i’m in love with.

FOR TICKETS PLEASE VISIT SONGKICK

01.12 Chicago, IL @ LINCOLN HALL * w/ Active Child
01.13 Pontiac, MI @ CROFOOT BALLROOM
01.14 Toronto, ON @ WRONG BAR
01.16 Montreal, QC @ IL MOTORE
01.18 Buffalo, NY @ MOHAWK PLACE
01.19 Pittsburgh, PA @ SHADOW LOUNGE
01.20 Charlottesville, VA @ THE SOUTHERN
01.21 Wilmington, NC @ THE SOAPBOX
01.23 Saint Augustine, FL @ THE ORIGINAL CAFE 11
01.24 Gainesville, FL @ DOUBLE DOWN LIVE
01.26 Orlando, FL @ THE SOCIAL
01.27 Tampa, FL @ CROWBAR
01.28 Miami, FL @ BARDOT MIAMI
01.30 Athens, GA @ GEORGIA THEATRE
01.31 Atlanta, GA @ MASQUERADE (HELL STAGE)
02.01 Carrboro, NC @ CATS CRADLE
02.02 Washington, DC @ ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
02.03 Philadelphia, PA @ THE ROTUNDA
02.04 Brooklyn, NY @ MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG * w/ Oneothrix Point Never

Support slot: Beacon

We are excited to also announce the opening spot each night will feature Beacon, below is an exclusive preview of their cover of Portishead’s The Rip.

Tycho coming to London : Ticket Giveaway

Posted by Jakub

Happy to announce Tycho will be playing at XOYO thanks to Songkick and the London fans for helping out and getting the band there.

We wanted to offer 2 pairs of tickets to the readers of the blog that live in London, all you need to do is let us know what Tycho song you’d like played as an encore and post it below, please include your email so we can contact you, thanks and see you Wednesday.

EVENT INFO
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, London EC2A 4AP
Support acts: Visions of Trees + I Ching

UPDATE:

We have our WINNERS!

JACK BENZIE
ALASTAIR STUART

thanks for contributing, see you tonight

ISO50 Show Listings For NYC / LA This Week

Posted by Jakub


Here’s the list of shows in LA and NYC this week of musicians we post on the blog. This week includes 2 Tycho shows, tomorrow night 12 / 8 in LA at The Echo and Saturday night 12 / 10 in SF at The Independent. Swing by the merch booth, I would love to say hi.

Wed. 12 / 7
NY: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Webster Hall
LA: Tennis @ The Satellite

Thu. 12 / 8
LA: Tycho @ The Echoplex
NY: Prince Rama @ Public Assembly

Fri. 12 / 9
NY: Doldrums @ Shea Stadium
LA: Avey Tare @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock

Sat. 12 / 10
NY: Aziz Ansari @ The Bell House
LA: N/A
SF: Tycho @ The Independent

Sun. 12 / 11
NY: !!! chk chk chk @ 285 Kent
LA: N/A

Mon. 12 / 12
NY: The National @ Beacon Theater
LA: N/A

Tue. 12 / 13
NY: Laurel Halo & Forma @ Glasslands
LA: Snoop Dogg @ The Wiltern

Bring Tycho To London Dec. 14th

Posted by Jakub


Songkick put together a wonderful cause to get Tycho to play in London, UK on Dec. 14th. The site is Detour Dates which if 500 people buy tickets they’ll get Tycho over to London to play a show at XOYO and have Scott do his first proper gig in the EU with Zac Brown the bassist.

If the show happens we’ll also have an exclusive poster for some of the first people thru the door made by Scott Hansen.

Tickets / Info

Photo by: Ramunė Rastonis

Tycho in Colorado This Weekend

Posted by Jakub


So we’re in Colorado doing a couple Tycho (w/ full band + visuals) dates with Emancipator. This is the first time Tycho has played Colorado so we’re really excited to bring the show out here. We’ll have some posters, the deluxe Dive vinyl, and CDs so come back to the merch booth and say hi if you make it out. Details follow:

Friday, Nov. 18th – Aggie Theater, Ft. Collins, CO – Tickets
Saturday, Nove. 19th – Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO – Tickets

See you there!

Photo from Music Hall of Williamsburg show by Every.Seven

Tycho Little Dragon Remix

Posted by Scott


I finished up a remix of Little Dragon’s song Little Man right before we went on tour together and it’s finally out. This is the first remix I’ve ever done and also the first time I’ve worked with vocals in such a literal way. Was a very inspiring experience to say the least; hoping to do more with vocals in the future.

You can download the remix here or have a listen below. Enjoy the weekend…