Tycho hits the road this March, the first of a handful of posters just went up on the shop, you can grab yours here.
US/CAN SPRING 2015 TOUR
MAR 15 | Eugene, OR | McDonald Theatre
MAR 17 | Vancouver, BC | The Commodore Ballroom
MAR 18 | Seattle, WA | Showbox Sodo
MAR 19 | Boise, ID | Knitting Factory [Boise]
MAR 20 | Denver, CO | The Ogden Theatre
MAR 21 | Lawrence, KS | The Granada Theater
MAR 22 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue & 7th St Entry (First Avenue)
MAR 23 | Madison, WI | Majestic Madison
MAR 25 | St. Louis, MO | The Ready Room
MAR 27 | Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak Music Theatre
MAR 28 | Toronto, ON | The Danforth Music Hall
MAR 29 | Indianapolis, IN | The Vogue Theatre
MAR 31 | Columbus, OH | Newport Music Hall
APR 01 | Cleveland, OH | State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare #
APR 02 | Pittsburgh, PA | Benedum Center #
APR 03 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater #
APR 04 | Atlanta, GA | Chastain Park Amphitheatre #
APR 05 | Birmingham, AL | WorkPlay
APR 06 | Nashville, TN | Grand Ole Opry #
APR 08 | Oklahoma City, OK | Chevy Bricktown Events Center #
APR 11 | Indio, CA | Coachella
APR 17 | Berkeley, CA | Greek Theatre #
APR 18 | Indio, CA | Coachella
MAY 21-24 | Bradley, CA | Lightning in a Bottle
JUN 11-14 | Manchester, TN | Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
JUN 18-21 | Dover, DE | Firefly Music Festival
# – w/ Alt-J
I recently had the opportunity to design some album art for Artisan Loyalist on the upcoming full-length album, Lonely Ghost, and the recently released teaser, The Ace EP. Initially, the artwork for The Ace EP was derived from pieces of the Lonely Ghost design: the gem-like cluster started in Illustrator as basic flat shapes that I had worked into 3D, and then overtop, layered a large number of photos I had taken to get the various textures.
This is the premiere streaming release of the the track Light Trail. Lonely Ghost is set to release on Tuesday, February 24th 2015 on Sky Council Recordings, and you can pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.
Looking forward to renting this on Vimeo, even though its a tad bit long for a tour feature, i’m excited to see such a young label take on a doc this early in their creation.
In June 2012, four core acts from the house music label 100% Silk embarked on a lengthy group tour through Europe, UK and beyond. SILK is a chronicle of that experience with highly visual dance sequences featuring the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company.
Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting is a video series dedicated to the ‘analysis of film form’. His episode on Nicolas Winding Refn’s use of the quadrant system in Drive was the first video that drew me in. Each episode does a great job breaking down and explaining the little details that are sometimes overlooked. It reminds me of the first time I discovered the hidden arrow and spoon within the FedEx logo. When you finally realize it’s there, you appreciate the art behind what we see in front of us that much more.
But it was an episode on Japanese film director and animator Satoshi Kon that got me really stoked. This was my first introduction to the world of Kon and his signature editing style. Inspired by George Roy’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Kon’s use of matching scene transitions has also inspired other filmmakers and their films – Inception and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World are two examples that immediately come to mind.
Before passing in 2010, Kon left us with one last gem – Ohayo. His final piece covers something we deal with every day; the dreaded morning wake up routine – illustrated in the most beautiful of ways.
Our good friend Praveen is back at with his smooth Braille alias after a short hiatus going full Sepalcure. The EP is a solid listen all the way through, taking apart his organic sound structures and delivering selections for the dancefloor and even some for those lonely nights.
On February 10, Praveen Sharma aka Braille (one half of Sepalcure) will arrive on Friends of Friends with the Everyone’s Crazy EP. Utilizing an organic sound palette and a vast repertoire of on the cusp production techniques, Braille’s first release on FoF positions the Brooklyn-resident at the fore of sultry, beat-based music that doesn’t shy away from letting the listener into the interior world of Sharma himself. Everyone’s Crazy will function as the precedent to Braille’s forthcoming full-length debut, Mute Swan, coming Spring 2015!