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s Tycho, Scott Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, the San Francisco-based artist is famed for his warm, textured design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output.

Hansen began releasing music over 10 years ago with The Science of Patterns EP. His first full-length, Sunrise Projector, came out in 2004, and as the critical acclaim continued in 2006 with the release of Past Is Prologue. He eventually met Ghostly and, like everybody else, we simply had to work with him.

It was around 2008 that URBmagazine noted Tycho as one of the

Next 100 artists to watch, and Hansen continued to release singles and experiment with more live instrumentation. In 2011, his meticulous process saw the release of Dive, his debut full-length for Ghostly International. Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, the record established him beyond the realm of IDM and ambient.

Now with Awake, Tychos second Ghostly LP, the project returns as a true three-piece band comprised of Zac Brown (guitar, bass) and Rory O’Connor (live drums). Lengthy touring for Dive brought Tycho to its full potential, and in efforts to capture the energy on the road Hansen invited Brown and O’Connor in to the creative process. Both the sound and artwork of Awake capture Hansens stylistic shift, conjuring a more kintetic and percussive sensory experience.

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Live Dates

  • 03.15.2015
    Eugene,OR
    McDonald Theatre
  • 03.17.2015
    Vancouver,BC
    Commodore Ballroom
  • 03.18.2015
    Seattle,WA
    Showbox SoDo
  • 03.19.2015
    Boise,ID
    Knitting Factory Concert House
  • 03.21.2015
    Lawrence,KS
    The Granada Theatre
  • 03.22.2015
    Minneapolis,MN
    First Avenue
  • 03.23.2015
    Madison,WI
    Majestic Theatre
  • 03.25.2015
    St. Louis,MO
    The Ready Room
  • 03.27.2015
    Royal Oak,MI
    Royal Oak Music Hall
  • 03.28.2015
    Toronto,ON
    Danforth Music Hall
  • 03.29.2015
    Indianapolis,IN
    The Vogue
  • 03.31.2015
    Columbus,OH
    Newport Music Hall
  • 04.01.2015
    Cleveland,OH
    State Theatre w/ alt-J
  • 04.02.2015
    Pittsburgh,PA
    Benedum Center w/ alt-J
  • 04.03.2015
    Raleigh,NC
    Red Hat Amphitheatre w/ alt-J
  • 04.04.2015
    Atlanta,GA
    Chastain Park Amphitheatre w/ alt-J
  • 04.05.2015
    Birmingham,AL
    WorkPlay
  • 04.06.2015
    Nashville,TN
    Grand Ole Opry House w/ alt-J
  • 04.08.2015
    Oklahoma City,OK
    Bricktown Events Center w/ alt-J
  • 04.11.2015
    Indio,CA
    Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
  • 04.17.2015
    Berkeley,CA
    Greek Theatre - UC Berkeley w/ Alt-J
  • 04.18.2015
    Indio,CA
    Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
  • 04.20.2015
    Denver,CO
    Ogden Theatre
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Video

  • Tycho - "Coastal Brake"
  • Tycho - "Hours"
  • Tycho - "Dive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)"
  • Tycho - "Dive"
  • Tycho - Awake
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - See
  • Tycho - See (Beacon Remix)