Saturday, October 15, 2011

Show Preview - Tycho w/Little Dragon - 10.19.11 - Shadow Lounge - Pittsburgh

Artist Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) will be appearing at the Shadow Lounge this Wednesday, 10.19 opening for Little Dragon. He is touring in support of his forthcoming album Dive out on 11/15 on Ghostly International. From his press:

While his formative years were spent listening to everything from Yes to Photek, Scott Hansen didn’t get his hands on an actual guitar or drum machine until he left his native Sacramento for San Francisco in 1995. "Encountering this whole new world at 20 years old was a profound experience," says Hansen, better known by his musical pseudonym Tycho and as the graphic artist ISO50. "At the time, I was just learning the processes of design and music; both felt very similar, and have flowed back and forth for me ever since."

 Tycho by Tycho

As seamless as his two creative outlets have been, nearly a decade passed before the release of Hansen's first proper Tycho LP, Sunrise Projector (originally released in 2004 on Gammaphone Records, later expanded and reissued under the titlePast Is Prologue on Merck Records, and ultimately reissued again by Ghostly). And while three striking singles have emerged since then, the sum of all those sepia-toned parts is nowhere near the double-exposed soundscapes of his new, forthcoming album Dive, set for release November 15th, 2011 (US) and November 14th, 2011 (UK/EU) on Ghostly International.Pitchfork premiered the first single, the sweeping & Baleric leaning "Hours," via the Forkcast. The product of a prolonged break from IS050’s design work and blog, Dive pays tribute to Tycho’s prismatic past (the dense, guitar-guided turning points of "Daydream" and "Adrift") but spends most of its time pointing to the project’s not-so-distant future.

Tickets to the show can be found here