It’s been over two years since I released a new full length LP and I couldn’t be more excited for today’s worldwide release of Awake once again on Ghostly International.
If you’ve seen Tycho live you’ll know that I tour with a band comprised of myself on keys / guitar, Zac Brown on bass / guitar and Rory O’Connor on drums. When I set out to record this new record my goal was the capture that live sound and take the songwriting in new directions. There is a more driven, visceral energy to the live show and a stylistic diversity that Zac and Rory bring which I believe serves the music well. So this album was very much a collaboration between the three of us, and in many ways is the first true Tycho record. By approaching this record as a band, for the first time I feel I’ve been able to directly translate the ideas and sounds that I had envisioned.
We are collectively thrilled to share this new material with you as Tycho. Thank you for your support whether you discovered us last week or have been a fan for over a decade. We couldn’t continue making music without you. Hope you enjoy Awake and our sincerest thanks for listening.
Awake is out worldwide today! Listen to a preview of the entire album on Soundcloud and you can purchase the record direct below:
· TYCHO / ISO50 SHOP (Vinyl/CD/Digital)
· Amazon.com (Vinyl/CD/Digital)
· iTunes (Digital)
· Your Local Record Store (Vinyl/CD)
Awake Tour Begins This Week
Awake Tour 2014 kicks off next Wednesday, March 19th at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. We will be touring through the United States, Europe and Canada and tickets are on sale now. Come say hello in a town near you!
$ – w/ Trails and Ways
# – w/ Sylvan Esso
% – w/ Gardens & Villa
* – w/ Gems
WED, MAR 19 | Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst $ BUY TICKETS
THU, MAR 20 | San Francisco, CA | The Fillmore $ SOLD OUT
WED, MAR 26 | London, UK | Oval Space # SOLD OUT
THU, MAR 27 | Paris, FR | Trabendo # BUY TICKETS
FRI, MAR 28 | Zurich, CH | M4Music Festival BUY TICKETS
SAT, MAR 29 | Milan, IT | The Tunnel BUY TICKETS
SUN, MAR 30 | Berlin, DE | Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
FRI, APR 04 | Denver, CO | Summit Music Hall BUY TICKETS
SAT, APR 05 | Fort Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre BUY TICKETS
MON, APR 07 | Omaha, NE | Waiting Room BUY TICKETS
TUE, APR 08 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue * BUY TICKETS
WED, APR 09 | Milwaukee, WI | Turner Hall Ballroom * BUY TICKETS
THU, APR 10 | Chicago, IL | Concord Music Hall * BUY TICKETS
FRI, APR 11 | Pontiac, MI | Crofoot Ballroom *BUY TICKETS
SAT, APR 12 | Toronto, ON | The Hoxton * SOLD OUT
MON, APR 14 | Montreal, QB | Corona Theatre * BUY TICKETS
TUE, APR 15 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground % BUY TICKETS
THU, APR 17 | Cambridge, MA | The Sinclair % SOLD OUT
FRI, APR 18 | New York, NY | Webster Hall % SOLD OUT
SAT, APR 19 | Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer % BUY TICKETS
SUN, APR 20 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club % BUY TICKETS
TUE, APR 22 | Charlottesville, VA | Jefferson Theater % BUY TICKETS
WED, APR 23 | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle % BUY TICKETS
THU, APR 24 | Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theatre % BUY TICKETS
FRI, APR 25 | Orlando, FL | Beacham % BUY TICKETS
SUN, APR 27 | Kingston Downs, GA | Counterpoint Music Festival BUY TICKETS
MON, APR 28 | New Orleans, LA | Republic % BUY TICKETS
TUE, APR 29 | Houston, TX | Fitzgerald’s % BUY TICKETS
THU, MAY 01 | Austin, TX | The Parish % BUY TICKETS
MON, MAY 05 | Albuquerque, NM | Sister % BUY TICKETS
TUE, MAY 06 | Tucson, AZ | Club Congress % BUY TICKETS
THU, MAY 08 | Los Angeles, CA | Fonda Theater % BUY TICKETS
SAT, MAY 10 | Sacramento, CA | Harlow’s w/ Dusty Brown BUY TICKETS
SAT, JULY 5 | Wanderlust Festival | Snowmass, CO BUY TICKETS
SUN, AUG 3 | Wanderlust Festival | Whistler, BC BUY TICKETS
See you soon!
I’m over at Reddit answering questions about the new record and design and music in general.
Tycho AMA here.
One of my favorite producers for years has been Kompakt’s Kaito, he always made real trance and not even tainted it with quirky stereotypes of what the genre is seen as.
Cascine found a very fitting pairing for Yumi Zouma, it gives Kaito the lush pieces to make this stunning remix come together, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Support direct – VINYL / DIGITAL
Yumi Zouma are Charlie Ryder, Kim Pflaum and Josh Burgess – 3 friends from New Zealand living between New York (Josh), Paris (Charlie) and NZ (Kim)
I know I’m a little late on this post since the 2014 Winter Olympics have ended but that doesn’t mean that these images from photographer Carlos Serrao aren’t badass. I’m really loving the ultra simple approach to these images that showcase each individual sport’s iconic form in action. If you’re not familiar with Carlos’ work, check out his website and, chances are, you’ll see an image on there you have seen before. The swimmer’s series is simply awesome.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a smoothed out Scandinavian John Maus that doesn’t focus on a pop angle but takes the project into the cosmos. You can find his music here and support.
Finally we get a glimpse of what the Panda Bear record might sound like. Soo happy he’s going back to his roots, no rush just joy.
Joel Ford hits us with a huge dance cut for the summer, mystical and pure class.
Haven’t met a person yet that dislikes Fort Romeau, probably never will.
Slava has floated out a few EP’s this new one entitled “Comma Sutra” hasn’t relied on boomy bass and infinite studders which puts a smile back on my face.
We’re excited to announce a collab event with No Fear Of Pop at SXSW this month at Hype Hotel.
I decided to check up with one of my favorite photographers Matthias to see what he has been up to. The above are some of his favorites from the recent Reflexionen/Reflexiones series shot in Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. I asked him a few questions that he was kind enough to answer:
Where are you from?
I just moved from Berlin to Hamburg.
How did you get into photography?
In 2008, I was 26 then, I bought my first camera, this was shortly after I had moved to Berlin to write my thesis in computational linguistics. Photography has never been of great interest to me before that point, but I quickly became obsessed photographing Berlin’s architecture. I’m completely self-taught and I’m still learning new things about photography on a daily basis.
Who/what inspires you?
Mainly the work of other visual artists, for example Franco Fontana, Josef Schulz, Ward Roberts, Matthias Hoch.
Do you have any other passions/hobbies besides awesome photography?
I’m a hobby musician and I’m DJing from time to time. I also enjoy hiking and riding my bike.
Do you have a favorite city to explore?
There are too many to mention and there are so many cities I haven’t been to so far. I really enjoy exploring, so maybe it’s not too important which city it is. But well, I guess it’s not a secret I like Berlin a lot…
Is there a specific place that you would love to photograph in the future?
A roadtrip through Japan would be great.
Any albums or artists on repeat?
Currently on repeat: Morgan Delt, Group Rhoda, PVT, Raime, E.R.P. / Convextion
Love this track from Young Summer
Post by Pope Saint Victor.