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Ty Richards "Zillion" Album Release Show

  • Swan Dive
  • 615 Red River
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • February 3, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Ty Richards, one of the most rad psychedelic dance-pop artists to recently emerge from Austin, Texas is about to release his debut album "Zillion" on Friday, Feb. 3. Known as "Beck Zeppelin" among his fans, Richards is a gem of an artist who even without ever releasing a full album has already accrued over 10,000 Facebook fans across the globe through the release of earlier singles. The first single "Spaceman" was featured on KUTX 98.9's "Song of the Day" in Austin on Thursday, Oct. 13. "Spaceman" also premiered nationally that same day via a livestream and feature with Impose Magazine. The album release show will be Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Swan Dive located at 615 Red River St. in Austin. Tickets to the show can be purchased here: http://tyrichards.com/tour/. For more info, stay tuned at www.tyrichards.com.

"Zillion" is a self-released record that took Richards close to two years to complete from start to finish. The album was mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Arcs, Spanish Gold, Dr. John, Israel Nash, Delta Spirit, Arctic Monkeys) and recorded at Tremolo Records (aka a bedroom of Ty's house in South Austin). Richards played every instrument from the electric guitar and bass, to analog synths and drums. Except for drums on one track, he is pretty much the only human on the record.

"'Zillion,' the title of the record, alludes to the chorus of the first single 'Spaceman' - 'You're a spaceman waking up a zillion miles away' - it seems super appropriate for the album and for my entire life as an artist," said Richards. "I'm a different person than I was before I started this record two years ago. Before I uprooted my life and moved to Austin on a whim, I was a fresh-out-of-college white-collar slick haired ad agency yuppie slowly grinding away my soul with no end in sight. I had totally given up on my dream of being a real artist and unknowingly accepted my creative demise. I'm now a zillion miles away from who I once was. Austin changed me."

Richards's first single from the new album, "Spaceman" will be available for free download for a limited time here: https://soundcloud.com/tyrichards/spaceman/.

The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes and direct from the artist on Bandcamp here: http://music.tyrichards.com/.

Ty Richards "Zillion" Album Release Show