GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED PROJECT OFFER FIRST LOOK AT NEW LP
UPCOMING FOLLOW-UP TO CHART-TOPPING BREAKTHROUGH EPOCH
TO BE RELEASED VIA MOM + POP MUSIC AND NINJA TUNE
“EASY” AVAILABLE NOW AT ALL DSPs AND STREAMING SERVICES
GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording group Tycho has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new single. “Easy” is available now via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune at all DSPs and streaming services. “Music can transport us to other realities but can also ground us firmly within ourselves,” says Scott Hansen, Tycho’s primary composer, songwriter, and producer. “After a trilogy of records spent exploring the outer reaches of experience I am focusing inward to reveal a human side to the music.”
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“My journey as an artist has been defined by an iterative cycle with each album building on and refining an overarching vision,” continues Hansen. “‘Easy’ is about coming to terms with my past and defining a clear vision moving forward. It’s a comforting voice that reminds you not to get so lost in the work, but to take it easy and enjoy the ride. ‘Easy’ is the bridge to the future.”
Indeed, “Easy” heralds Tycho’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping, GRAMMY® Award-nominated EPOCH, due later this year. As-yet-untitled, the upcoming LP marks the San Francisco-based collective’s fifth full length release and first via a new partnership with Mom + Pop Music and Ninja Tune.
“Past is Prologue,” Hansen says. “DIVE, AWAKE, and EPOCH were all released by Ghostly International, the label I have been with since 2006. The past 13 years have seen Tycho evolve from the part-time solo project of a graphic designer into a band that achieved things far beyond any of our wildest expectations. The people at Ghostly have been there every step of the way to support my vision and for that I am forever grateful. I couldn’t be more excited to share that Tycho has signed with Mom + Pop and Ninja Tune as label partners for the next album release. While it is bittersweet to see such a meaningful chapter in this story end, it is just the beginning of another.”
Tycho have set a limited number of high profile international live dates, including a debut performance headlining the iconic Sydney Opera House, Australia’s Splendour In The Grass (July 21) and Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival ’19 (July 26). Additional dates will be unveiled soon. For updates and ticket availability, please visit www.tychomusic.com/#tour.
EPOCH, Tycho’s acclaimed fourth studio album, made an extraordinary chart debut upon its 2016 arrival, entering Billboard‘s “Top Dance/Electronic Albums” at #1 following its surprise release – Tycho’s highest main chart placement to date. EPOCH further made history by earning the Bay Area-based group its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination as “Best Dance/Electronic Album.” EPOCH – which includes such extraordinary tracks as “Division,” “Horizon,” and the brilliant title piece – is available digitally at all DSPs and streaming services; physical CD and vinyl editions can be found at ISO50 and The Ghostly Store.
Named among Red Bull Music’s “25 Best Albums of 2016” and Dancing Astronaut‘s “Top 10 Albums of 2016,” EPOCH also drew critical acclaim to match its popular success. “A warm, sprightly, immediately engaging album,” wrote Stereogum, while Consequence of Sound hailed the title track, noting “Tycho weaves a diverse fabric of synthesized sounds – some soar like flutes, while others glow like orbs and grind like thick static.” “‘Field’ offers a breezy, atmospheric vibe,” enthused Billboard, “while ‘Receiver” and ‘Rings’ feature a more energetic, upbeat melody to the already electronic-zen tracks.” “It’s fair to say EPOCH is the crown jewel in Tycho’s reigning ambient electronic discography,” declared Exclaim! In a 9-out-of-10 rated rave. “It nicely rounds out the trilogy of LPs they’ve released on Ghostly International, which includes 2011’s DIVE and 2014’s AWAKE, not so much a departure from its predecessors as a further maturation. EPOCH feels like the realization of (Tycho founder Scott) Hansen’s long-term artistic vision, and the album exudes a confidence that clearly shows the band have come into their own.” “The ups and downs of this album lead you in no clear direction,” wrote Earmilk, “which acts only as a testament to their creativity and talent as a band – plain and simple.” “EPOCH probes deeper than (Tycho’s) previous work,” wrote Relix, “triggering as much angst as bittersweet introspection.” “All in all, it’s hard to say what the best thing about EPOCH is,” noted Dancing Astronaut, “The sound design is beautiful, the arrangements are subtle and nuanced, and the overall effect is triumphant, even bordering on transcendent. Suffice it to say that EPOCH sounds like the soundtrack to a science fiction film that we wish we could see, and Tycho has produced one of the most entertaining albums of the year.”
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