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Monday, October 14, 2013

Listen To Tycho's New Single "Awake": Ambient Resplendence in a Non-Drowsy Formula

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:31 AM

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Dive was great first-record-of-the-day-while-you-drink-your-coffee music, and last-thing-before-bed music, plus of course its well-documented utility as do-your-thing-in-bed music. Onstage, the S.F. group led by Scott Hansen comes across a little less sleepy and a little more forceful, and so it does on the aptly named "Awake," the first new Tycho single since this project broke through into national consciousness. The glassy atmospherics at the start put one in the mind of the xx -- not bad territory by any means -- and there's a strong melodic statement at the beginning, and a gradual building-up atop drums and bass that ride pleasingly high in the mix. (That's what you get with a live band!) Having loved much but not all of Dive, we'd say this new track picks up where the very best of that album left off. And as you'd expect with a musician who's also a professional graphic designer, the art is gorgeous, too. Listen up:

Ghostly will officially release "Awake" tomorrow. It will also be on Tycho's next album, due sometime in 2014.

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Also note that Tycho is embarking on a mini-U.S. tour this fall, with a stop Nov. 29 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to open for Pretty Lights.

-- @iPORT


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