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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Tycho Autumn European Tour

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EU AUTUMN 2017 TOUR
19 OCT – Dublin, IE – District 8
22 OCT – London, UK – The Roundhouse
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
25 OCT – Toulouse, FR – Bikini
27 OCT – Bologna, IT – Estragon
28 OCT – Turin, IT – Movement Festival
30 OCT – Basel, CH – Kaserne
31 OCT – Zurich, CH – Plaza
01 NOV – Antwerp, BE – Trix
02 NOV – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 NOV – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
09 NOV – Moscow, RU – Izvestia Hall

Tickets here

Tycho + Terje Starts Tomorrow

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Tycho’s West Coast tour with Todd Terje & The Olsens and Jaga Jazzist at beautiful outdoor venues in Seattle, Portland, SF Bay Area and LA starts Tuesday! Tickets still available for all shows:

Jun 27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor
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Jun 28 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
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Jun 30 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
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Jul 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
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Photos From The European Run

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Had to share a few of the Tycho shots from the recent European tour, some great shots. Below are the upcoming dates in the US, Don’t worry more EU dates will be posted!

06 23 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
06 27 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor
06 28 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
06 30 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
07 01 – Los Angeles – Greek Theatre
07 15 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
07 16 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle
07 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
07 19 – Orlando, FL – Hardrock Live
07 21 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
07 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07 23 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
07 25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
07 26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
07 27 – Schaghticoke, NY – Schaghticoke Fairgrounds

Sam O.B New LP

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A genuine ode to the softer sides of the early 90s indie pop scene, could have been cherished by either coasts back then.

Positive Noise, the debut album by Sam O.B, is not a ‘journey of a record’, but it’s also not Party Time USA. It’s nuance: cloud patterns: like good progressive jazz. Like the refinement of refinement, the elegance of elegance. Sound propelled by its own smoothness. A coolness that isn’t cold. The earnestness of an old friend. Expanse. Experimentation. Actual warmth.

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Sam O.B. is (and has always been) a man of classics. When you hear the sax on ‘Salt Water,’ you will understand this ambition with precision. Arpeggiated horn delay and female oohs fall like geodesic rain. The blasting synth leads on ‘Midnight Blue’ and ‘Nearness’ waver and find their way (“Always on time”). The sing-and-play harmonies of ‘Sirens’ refer to the stunning bliss of smooth jazz, which has been in Sam’s arsenal of interests for longer than anyone can remember.

Pre Order Now
Beautiful Limited Vinyl and Digital

Sam O.B – Positive Noise – The Debut Album
Album Out 11th August 2017
© LuckyMe Records 2017

Rerecorded: Tycho Remix by Beacon

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“The story of “See” is metamorphic. The track emerged instrumentally — as per Tycho’s characteristic output — on the 2014 LP Awake. Months later it was remixed into a bubbling pop song by New York duo Beacon. 2017 brought the next phase, as Beacon’s Thomas Mullarney III joined Tycho at Coachella to perform “See” (the first time the band has ever featured a vocalist). Now “See” has reached its final stage, re-recorded as a proper collaboration. Tycho touchstones abound, swirling melodies, stuttering percussion, lifted by a voice in flight.”

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Tycho + Phantogram Tour Announced

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Just announced summer tour with Phantogram and Heathered Pearls! Limited presale tickets available Wednesday, May 17th at 10AM ET (pw=tychogram) here.

JUL 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
JUL 19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
JUL 21 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company
JUL 22 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
JUL 23 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
JUL 25 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
JUL 26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
JUL 27 – Schaghticoke, NY – Schaghticoke Fairgrounds