Published May 14, 2019After sharing new song "Easy" last month, Tycho have revealed the details behind a new full-length album.
Titled Weather, the effort arrives July 12 through Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune. Eight tracks in length, the album marks the first time the San Francisco group have included vocal-led tracks. Five of Weather's songs feature vocals from vocalist Saint Sinner (a.k.a. Hannah Cottrell).
"When setting out to record Weather, I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice," Tycho's Scott Hansen explained in a statement. "I met Hannah Cottrell, and the vocal component of the album immediately came into focus. Our initial sessions were incredibly productive and I strongly identified with the imagery in her lyrics. Her vision folded effortlessly into mine and her voice integrated seamlessly into the sonic landscape, opening new spaces for me as a songwriter and producer."
Following "Easy" is the Cottrell-assisted single "Pink & Blue," which arrives alongside a video directed by Chloe Corner. Cottrell, who also stars in the clip, delved deeper into her lyrics in a statement:
The lines, "Oh, pink and blue, you know I look good on you," originally stemmed from when I was romantically involved with a man and a woman simultaneously, for the first time in my life. It was a defining moment for me. I went from being a young religious kid who thought she would marry a man to a young woman who realized her love for women. "Pink & Blue" is a love song to no one, to everyone, and to myself. It's a sweet reminder to all lovers to hold onto their love with open arms; to be fearless about any type of love and to be fearless about losing their love. Love is never lost.
In addition to the album announcement, Tycho have mapped out a North American tour for September, which includes a lone Canadian stop at Toronto's Sony Centre on September 16. You can find a complete itinerary below.
Weather is available for pre-order here.
2. Pink & Blue (ft. Saint Sinner)
3. Japan (ft. Saint Sinner)
4. Into the Woods
5. Skate (ft. Saint Sinner)
6. For How Long (ft. Saint Sinner)
7. No Stress (ft. Saint Sinner)
09/05 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre **
09/06 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre #
09/07 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
09/08 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre #
09/11 Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom #
09/13 Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theatre #
09/15 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom #
09/16 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts #
09/18 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre - Boch Center #
09/19 New York, NY – Summerstage #
09/20 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall #
09/21 Slippery Rock, PA - Resonance Music & Arts Festival *
09/23 Detroit, MI - The Masonic #
09/24 Columbus, OH - Express Live #
09/26 St Louis, MO - The Pageant #
09/27 Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC #
** with Chrome Sparks
# with Poolside