Tycho – Coastal Brake Pre-Order

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The new Tycho Coastal Brake 12″ single is now available for pre-order at the shop. This 180 gram vinyl pressing is limited to 1000 copies, the first 50 of which are signed and numbered. Each order includes the MP3/WAV version which will be immediately downloadable on the release date, December 8th, 2009. Here are some audio sample clips:

Coastal Brake [Original] – Buy


Coastal Brake [Manual Remix] – Buy


Costal Brake [Hatchback Remix] – Buy


Coastal Brake [Lusine Remix] – Buy


A limited edition lithograph featuring the alternate artwork is folded into each sleeve. Printed on 100# Superfine Eggshell Text, White paper.


You’ll find more pictures and info over at the shop.

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RA_OUL says:

November 9, 2009 at 3:38 am

I ordered it a few hours ago…It will be a nice gift for myself on my birthday December 8th. Can’t wait to hear it and see the artwork in person. Great job again Scott.


Leo says:

November 9, 2009 at 4:04 am

Hi Scott,

Greetings !

As always the design of the poster is awesome. It would be helpful if you could eloborate in your photoshop technique category in this blog about how you made this poster… hope to see the process. Thanks in advance for your help.



Shelby says:

November 9, 2009 at 8:21 am

Is it safe to say that half of us ordered it and dont event own record players?

Can’t wait to hear the new mixes and see the artwork.


Jakub says:

November 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

Yeah, when I get mine i’m putting it straight into a record cover frame and dusting it every 6 months until I have a kid to hand it down to


Josh Korwin says:

November 9, 2009 at 10:40 am

Just placed my order—I’m fascinated that so many of you are living without phonos. Sure, they take up a lot more room than an iPod and a record collection is one heck of a pain in the butt to move, but the listening experience is fantastic.

That brings up an interesting point, though, and I’d love to hear Scott’s thoughts on the matter: since we’re getting uncompressed .wav versions anyway, is there any discernible listening difference between that and the vinyl, besides the genuine clicks-n-pops? In other words, should we just keep these sealed in the closet for twenty years?


NAVIS says:

November 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

lmao @Jakub. I just got the greatest imagery of you actually handing it to your kid, waving your finger saying something like, “Now son… this is not a toy.”

Can’t wait to order a large giclee print!


Dave says:

November 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

Done and done.
Any chance of you doing a black metal grindcore remix called “Postal Break”?
I’ll buy that one as well.


adioz says:

November 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

order placed! hope i’m also in the first 50, tho i don’t really care. all i want are the tracks and the outstanding designs


Kristian says:

November 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Ordered, along with ‘nocturne’ giclee print. Mainly to get a print straight from the ISO50 studio!

I hope I’m still in time for the first 50! If not, if you could still sign it I would be extremely grateful.


Jakub says:

November 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm

This vinyl is going to be my xmas gift to everyone I know, I don’t care if they don’t a have turntable, don’t listen to music, only have southwestern interior design taste, I will force it into their houses!


andrew says:

November 9, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Just got a tweet about the last nine limited versions… fingers crossed! Awesome work Scott…


Spir says:

November 10, 2009 at 12:37 am

@Shelby. I got a record player and I love playing my LP. I own the Merch LP (old Tycho).
I only buy vinyl but I’m not a dj and I’m pretty young. Vinyl not dead for sure!


Michael K says:

November 10, 2009 at 12:50 am

This is a beautiful and inspiring record. You’ve crafted a unique, gorgeous signature sound. The texture of your music is organic and satisfying and speaks to many hours of careful attention to the subtleties that often go neglected. The payoff is big.

I think the quality of your music is without a doubt on par with the quality of your graphic art. You’re gifted in big ways, and an inspiration for me to develop my own talents as thoroughly as possible.

Warm regards.


=) says:

November 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

Is there anyway to buy these beautiful MP3 tracks without the vinyl? As a huge tycho fan, I’d be thrilled.


Aline says:

November 10, 2009 at 11:30 am

I totally agree with Michael. Your work is beautiful and unique. How incredible is your mind…

Congratulations !


Scott says:

November 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It’s your support that makes it possible for small labels and artists to keep doing releases like this. If it weren’t for you vinyl would surely be dead. Congrats to everyone who got in on the first signed editions, they went in about 2 hours!

For those of you wondering about the MP3’s, yes, you will be able to purchase them separately on the release date.

As for UK physical distribution, I’m still talking to the label to figure out how that will work. Should have all the details when the realize date hits.

Thanks again everyone.


w says:

November 11, 2009 at 12:10 am

hey dude.

have you heard of HIRD? swedish producer born of jazz parents, thus on the scandanavian jazzy-house tip, aka ‘nujazz.’ HIRD produced a great album in 2004, “Moving On” featuring one of my all-time favorites tracks, “Keep You Kimi” ft Yukimi Nagano of Koop (and also Little Dragon! i just learned).

anyway, Coastal Brake original reminds me slightly of that, when the beats first drops in, lightly, but driving the energy forward. of course, “Keep you Kimi” has a ‘stronger’ change in dynamics, esp after the breakdown.

dreaminess does better on top of a beat because it satisfies the mind and the gut. you know, like ‘microhouse.’ haha.

good job. it seems nice to be able to control almost all artistic elements of a release, esp in so many pieces. Coastal Brake is a very complete release, graphic to audio.

sexy 12″ art.


Eriee says:

November 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

Dear lord! I love you! I make everyone listen to your music at work, and in my car. They all love it. :o) My favorite artiest ever; Tycho.


katie says:

November 14, 2009 at 10:58 am

ive been waiting for new jams for so long! i fell in love about 2 years ago, and i havent found anything like tycho, nothing comes close to the feeling i get when i listen to him, its like being drenched in sunlight. ^_^
thank you. <3


Shado67 says:

November 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Hey Scott, I really enjoy all of your music. It has really been a huge inspiration in my life. The funny thing is, when I First got your music like 5 or 6 years ago, I had no idea who you were. I didn’t even have the names of the songs but man did I fall in love with your music. And so for about 4 years straight I was always searching and searching and wondering who the artist behind this beautiful creation of art was. Then finally a friend of mine overheard the song “PBS” and told me it was tycho. And man, now that I have all your music I always listen to it everywhere and it NEVER gets old. I just ordered coastal brake, I would like to thank you for all the times your music helped me get by and relax and just forget the world. Honestly, thanks a bunch.


Ramune ( says:

November 17, 2009 at 11:16 am

Can’t wait to get this in the mail! I’m not sure I’ve been this excited to get a record for both the music and the art as much as I am with this one. Perhaps I was one of the first 50 . . .


Derek Kinsman says:

November 20, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Just picked up the vinyl from the show at Function 13 here in Toronto. Holy awesome batman. Wow. Just, wow.

Do us folk who bought the vinyl from the F13 show also get the MP3/WAVs?

Okay time to move along to downtown again for the show. Congrats on the F13 show, those prints are amazing. God I love the Epson large format printers. They produce amazing quality prints. A lot of folks thought those were screen prints.

Thanks for coming to Toronto again. =D


Tanner says:

November 23, 2009 at 8:12 am

Could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone age/Eagles of Death Metal/ Them Crooked Vultures is talking about buying the album here.

RSD: Are you in Los Angeles now? Do you have favorite stores there?

J: Yes, I go to Amoeba all the time. I just bought some Tycho stuff.


Rudy says:

December 8, 2009 at 10:39 am

how does this work. i did the preorder. i was hoping to get my coupon so i can download the tracks that came out today. also, when is the vinyl going to be shipping? anyone with some help, would be appreciated. thanks, in advance.


Chris says:

December 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Coastal Brake is wonderful, so creative and embryonic, a little taste of true original talent…just how all Tycho’s music is. And the artwork for Coastal Brake goes perfectly with the melodic harmonies… and yes, like Larsi commented before me, it “makes me smile” each and every time.