Ty Richards joins forces with Paul Schomer of Microsessions this week to promote for the Microsessions show this July 22 at Music Lab St Elmo in Austin. In the wake of his California Radio Tour, Ty & Paul do an interview with Trevor Scott and Richards performs “Spaceman”. Watch both videos below and see the full interview article and live performance article.
Watch his TV performance of “Spaceman”
Watch Ty Richards’ TV interview with Trevor Scott of CBS We Are Austin
Following the massive radio success of Ty Richards’ critically-acclaimed debut album “Zillion”, he will be launching a summer radio tour in the great state of California on July 1st. This tour announcement is in the wake of Richards charting on over 50 college stations around the nation.
USA Today recently placed Richards as the No. 4 college album in the Nation. “Zillion” was picked up by over 25 stations in California alone and even landed top 20 on at least 5 college stations there. His song “Spaceman” was featured on 89.9 KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in Los Angeles and was even named as “Today’s Top Tune”. Tune in live to hear his California in-studio performances on the radio or online on each stations website. Ty Richards’ “Zillion” is the summer jam of 2017.
All this excitement is on top of Ty’s immense Austin radio success. Yesterday the Austin American-Statesman said that his song “Going out for a Cigarette” is “one of the best radio singles to come out of Austin in quite some time.” Austin’s KUTX has adopted the new artist as their own, naming him the “Artist of the Month” for March 2017 during the world-renown SXSW. The heavy airplay on KUTX, KGSR, and KLBJ among others is making waves in Austin and pushing Richards into a bigger role as national artist.
Stay tuned for more. See all tour updates, listen to music, watch the latest music videos and pick up vinyl LP of “Zillion” at tyrichards.com
July 1 – Camarillo, CA @ Art Center 7pm (Live Performance)
July 3 – Laguna, CA @ 93.5 KXRN 9:30am
July 4 – Irvine, CA @ 88.9 KUCI 11am
July 5 – Claremont, CA @ 88.7 KSPC 3pm
July 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lexington 9pm
July 7 – Redway, CA @ 91.1 KMUD 3pm
July 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Dennis The Menace (Specialty Show airtime TBA)
UPDATE: Additional date in downtown LA has been added for July 5 at The Lexington 9pm
Ty Richards performs for Austin’s KUTX live in Studio 1A
On the eve of the release of his Debut Album ‘Zillion’, Ty was invited to play KUTX Austin’s very own Studio 1A. You can also catch his Austin album release at the Swan Dive the following day Feb 3 and the following week in Dallas, TX at Three Links – show details here. Hear what they had to say and watch the performances for all three songs below and view the full KUTX article.
Is it possible for a musician to sound like they’re from 1970 and 2070 at the same time? Yes, and his name is Ty Richards. His brand new album “Zillion” has the warm vintage fuzz of 70’s psychedelic rock, and the hard edge of futuristic synth music. It sounds like Beck and Led Zepplin collaborated on an album. Richards’ fingerprints are all over this record, from writing and recording to producing and mixing, it gives it a unique sound that you wouldn’t find from big box rock acts. He’s relatively new on the scene, but he’s already creating a lot of buzz. “Spaceman,” the first single off the new record, is a true delight, groovy and danceable, but at the same time it’s profound and out of this world. Ty Richards stopped by Studio 1A to show us some tunes of the new album, check them out below!
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!