Fellow San Francisco band Seventeen Evergreen have just been announced as the opener for the Tycho show this Saturday at The Independent. They recently released this Terri Timely directed video for Polarity Song. Incredible color and definition in this. Not sure how it was shot but I’m assuming some high end HD DSLR and a healthy amount of post. Beautiful stuff.
Our friend Missy Livingston, aka Moderna, has put together a burner for your Saturday listening pleasure. Hot For Heat is, in her own words, “An ode to the heat, past, present and future”.
Enjoy your weekend!
The new full-length Tycho album, Dive, is now available for direct download from the ISO50 Shop. This is the digital version (MP3/FLAC), CD and vinyl will be shipping November 15th.
It was a long time coming so it’s nice to be able to release it a little earlier than planned. Enjoy!
ISO50 Playlist 13 – Compiled By Jakub
Tycho – Hours
Neon Indian – Polish Girl
Toro y Moi – I Can Get Love
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – FFunny Frends
M83 – Midnight City
Poolside – Harvest Moon
Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
Beirut – Santa Fe
Thundercat – Goldenboy
Peaking Lights – All The Sun That Shines
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
Andre Obin – Soft Rain
Benoit & Sergio – Let Me Count The Ways
Kolombo – Waiting For
Washed Out – Amor Fati
The Field – Is This Power
John Maus – Streetlight
Jacob 2-2 – LeVar [ISO50 Exclusive]
Soft Metals – Psychic Driving
Burial – Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)
Clark – Absence
Atlas Sound – Terra Incognita
18 Carat Affair – Watching Your Dance
Trouble Books & Mark McGuire – The Golden Waste
On the road from LA to Portland right now, thanks to everyone who made it out to the Echoplex show, we had a great time playing. So we’ve got two sets of tickets up for grabs for tonight’s Tycho / Shigeto Portland show (Friday, 9/2/11, Crown Room). Just drop a line in the comments with your email and you’re entered to win. Sorry for the late notice, we’ll try to pick the winners somewhat early in the day. Good luck and see you in Portland.
Tycho live w/ Shigeto
Friday, September 2nd
Crown Room – Portland, OR
Tycho will be playing live with the full band in Los Angeles next Tuesday to kick off a three date west coast stint leading up to the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. We’re giving away two sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to the LA show at the Echoplex. Just answer the following question in the comments for a chance to win:
Please be sure you’ll be able to make it to the show on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 and are 18 years of age or older. Winners will be chosen at random. Be sure to leave a valid email so we can contact you. Good luck!
Upcoming Tycho Live Dates
ISO50 Playlist 12 is here, enjoy!
ISO50 Playlist 12 – Compiled By Jakub
Austra – Lose It
Dirty Beaches – True Blue
Gang Gang Dance – Mindkilla
Benoit & Sergio – Boy Trouble
Selebrities – 08 Time
Jeans Wilder – International Waters
Ford & Lopatin – Channel Pressure (Instrumental Version)
Bibio – Saint Christopher
Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Dark Star
Diamond Rings – It’s Not My Party
Craft Spells – You Should Close the Door
Midnight Televison –
Com Truise – VHS Sex
Brian Eno & David Byrne – Mea Culpa
Teen Daze – Surface
Clams Casino – Fakest Year Ever (Squadda B)
Eddie C – Listenin’
Magick Mountain – One for My Ego
D/R/U/G/S – Love/Lust (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)
Yasume – Slowly, Clearly and Calmly
Fourcolor – Skating Azure
Lusine – Double Vision
Cloudland Canyon – Heme
Monster Rally – Chaska Beach
Hype Williams – untitled ( and your batty’s so round )
Vince Watson – Solitude
Older playlists are available in the archive.
I came across these great photos from Québec-based recording facility Studio Frisson while gear-lusting tonight and was stricken by their quality. Most studios don’t do a very good job of tastefully photographing the facilities so it was refreshing to see these very well executed portraits of some of the most rare and prized recording equipment in the world. Some of the post on the photos is a little synthetic for my tastes, but still nice. Unfortunately the images are watermarked so you’ll have to imagine what they’d look like clean.
Speaking of watermarked photos, I’ve really been getting annoyed by the practice, particularly by good photographers. I get why they’re doing it, but honestly, is the damage it does to your image and composition worth whatever infringement someone could pull off using a 650px, 72dpi JPEG? Just asking for the sake of argument, I can certainly understand the motivation.
Anyways, you may not share my hopeless obsession with analog audio hardware, but you can’t deny the sexiness of these machines and their interfaces. I’ve always found equipment like this a good source of inspiration when designing realistic software interfaces.
Sorry, no mention of the photographer that I could find. If anyone knows please speak up!