Keep your eyes & ears pealed this fall for the national TV debut of Ty Richards’ music. His song “Going Out for a Cigarette” will be featured in the upcoming Season 8 of Showtime’s Shameless on Nov 12.
Howdy friends. My candid conversation with the one and only Dennis “The Menace” is airing this Sunday Aug 27 in seven cities across the globe. The hour will also feature my Musical Sandwich™ playlist. Dennis has over 30+ years as a radio personality on both the east and west coast. I’m humbled to join the ranks of personal heroes The Killers, of Montreal, Jon Brion, Travis, Phoenix, and OK Go. Just a few who have been featured on The Menace’s Attic/Just Another Menace Sunday. Tune in!
UPDATE: Listen to the replay here: http://bff.fm/broadcasts/11479
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.
Austin’s KUTX 98.9 named 2 of Ty Richards’ songs in their top 2017 list!
“This is a total ear worm.” Matt Reilly says about “Shoulda Coulda Woulda”
On “Going Out for a Cigarette” Elizabeth McQueen says:
“I find myself dissecting this pop gem every time I listen to it. The sounds are cool, the lyrics get me, and there’s a special something about it that is super compelling. But what exactly is it?!? I still haven’t figured it out, which means I get to listen to it on repeat again! YAY!”
Ty Richards’ new record ‘Zillion’ landed the number 4 spot on USA Today’s top college albums for the week of March 2-8. He is in with the likes of Ryan Adams and Foxygen. Read the full article here.
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Ty Richards was just honored as the “Artist of the Month” by KUTX 98.9 in Austin. All of this during the holy-grail month – MARCH (the month of the Austin’s world-renown SXSW festival). This spurred several new Austin shows, and in addition KUTX will be spinning several songs from Richards’ new album ‘Zillion’ daily, all month long. They will also be featuring his Studio 1A performance online, Song of the Day, and a My KUTX guest DJ spot on Saturday Mar 25. Stay tuned friends! Here’s what Jeff McCord had to say and you can see the full article here.
In this world, there are artists in a rush – anxious to paint, put to paper or record every thought that comes into their head. And there are those who think, perhaps even overthink, and take their time. With over 200 unreleased songs recorded, Austin’s Ty Richards sits squarely in the latter category. Part of the same fertile Denton scene that spawned Midlake and Sarah Jaffe, Richards first performed at the age of 13. From 2001-2006, he fronted a band called Twilight (nothing to do with the movie series, he takes pains to point out). But mostly, he recorded. And recorded some more. His years were dotted with personal tragedy, health problems, a successful sideline career as a graphic designer, and a new wife and family that he packed up and moved to Austin in 2014. Somewhere in there he decided it was time to get serious about music. Released on the day of the thirtieth birthday, Zillion is a debut album that doesn’t sound like one, full of spry, fuzzy psych-pop that sounds like the work of an accomplished veteran. Which, come to think of it, is exactly what he is.
– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director
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!
– James Parker
While it’s ever so fitting that fans have bestowed Ty Richards with the nickname “Beck Zeppelin,” there’s nothing derivative about “Going Out For A Cigarette,” the wicked-catchy new number from the DFW native’s forthcoming debut, Zillion. Psychedelic pop and funk-tacular hooks are the consummate cure-all for what ails you, and in a world that could definitely use more levity and dynamism, here’s one you’ll be powerless to resist.
View the full article here
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 :)
Read the full article here.
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.”
Stream song and read full feature here: