2019 album. Electronic. Also available on CD.
Tycho the San Francisco based Grammy-nominated, Billboard topping electronic music project - led by primary composer and renowned graphic designer Scott Hansen – unveils a wholly new iteration of sound with the release of their fifth studio album ‘Weather’
The highly anticipated release of their new album is an exciting progression from their previous output, with most of the new tracks being vocal lead, while still retaining the signature Tycho sound. The sonic shift has been enhanced by the collaboration with exciting new vocalist Saint Sinner, who will be joining the live band following their time in the studio.
Hansen said in a statement: “With each Tycho album my goal is to evolve and broaden the sound. After The Science of Patterns (2002) and Past is Prologue (2006) -- two primarily electronic solo efforts -- I began incorporating more organic sounds and instrumentation. Dive (2011) saw the addition of guitar and bass guitar while Awake (2014) took it a step further with guitars pushed to the forefront and the use of live drum performances for the first time. Epoch (2016) honed that sound further balancing the electronic and organic components that defined Tycho.” ‘Weather’ intends to reveal a more human side to the music, with the vocal and lyrical components adding a whole new dimension of warmth and life."
In many ways, ‘Weather’ is the culmination of Tycho’s career as a whole – each prior step taken with intention to land on this new creative ground. The past 13 years have seen Tycho evolve from a part-time solo project of a graphic designer (Hansen is known internationally for his distinctive design work as ISO50) into a massively successful and world touring live band. The music, too, has fallen in line with this steep trajectory, and each release has introduced new elements to us, ever expanding into untouched sonic territory.
The band have performed at some of the most important world stages including Coachella, SXSW (Pitchfork showcase), Field Day, Primavera, Latitude, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and more. Supported by the likes of Khruangbin, Todd Terje and Sylvan Esso and opened for an array of amazing artists like The xx, Alt J, Little Dragon, Skrillex and The Flaming Lips. And they have been remixed by the likes of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Bibio and, in turn, have done remixes for Little Dragon, Maggie Rogers and ODESZA.
The new album will be supported by an extensive world tour spanning 2019 and 2020 with dates to be announced.Longtime collaborators Zac Brown (bass/guitar) and Rory O’Connor (drums) and touring member Billy Kim (keyboards/guitar/bass) will join Hansen on the “Weather World Tour”. Saint Sinner will also join the live band on all dates as the first touring vocalist with Tycho, bringing a new energy to the show.