Austin, TX’s psychedelic dance-pop innovator Ty Richards, is eager to share his video for the critically acclaimed single “Spaceman” directed by Ty Richards and Steven Gunter. The track will appear on Zillion, his debut full-length album.
“The ‘Spaceman’ music video tells kind of a psychedelic space-age version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’” Richards explains. “It’s both futuristic and vintage all at once. This video is hugely inspired by my deep fascination with mid-century sci-fi films and books. We shot outside of Marfa, TX, a place I’ve always wanted to check out. I asked the hotel attendant there what she thought about those mysterious ‘Marfa Lights’. She has lived there her whole life and has seen them multiple times and she’s convinced that they are aliens. My favorite part of the video is the trombone solo. So perfectly stupid. I also like the role reversal, I play the clumsy damsel in distress who needs to be rescued by a heroin.”
Impose Magazine is premiering Ty Richards’ new single “Spaceman” on their front page today with a feature article and live stream. They wrote that the song is “interstellar, but almost like what the 70’s versions of us would assume the future would sound like, if that makes sense.” It sounds like they get it :)
Today Austin’s own KUTX 98.9 is featuring Ty Richards’ new single “Spaceman” for their “Song of the Day”. Keep your ears peeled this afternoon.
Eklektikos Producer Taylor Wallace writes this:
“Spaceman” is a song meant to elicit big grins and bumping heads. It’s fun, psychedelic and laid-back – a pleasant reminder that music is meant to be enjoyed presently and neither the musician nor the listener has to be in any hurry to reach a raucous climax or get to the end. Just relax, move your noggin, and enjoy the slow-burn.”
I’m excited to announce that the first single is out now! Go listen/buy everywhere music is sold. You can also listen right here. Ty Richards’ Zillion will be released on February 3, 2017. You can also pre-order the record and get it the moment it comes out here.
Thanks to Solstice Live and all the unbelievable bands – Mantra Love, Continental Drift, Palm Daze, and Empire Machines that made this happen. The show was a wild success and I couldn’t have asked for more. There was such a special vibe at Barracuda on this night that is hard to explain, but it was a perfect mixture of excitement and chill-ness. Thanks to Barracuda for having us!