Tycho Announces Live Tour, Shares Dreamy 'Japan' Single From New 'Weather' LP: Watch

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Back in April, Tycho announced a new album in the works slated for release with Mom + Pop and Ninja Tune. He debuted the project with lead single "Easy," noting that the label change and mood shift marked a new era for his production and creative approach. Today (June 11), he announces the album title Weather and shares another chapter from the journey, a delicate slice of psychedelia set in night hues of dark red and blue called "Japan." 

"I had just returned from spending some time in Hakone, Japan with my wife's Japanese relatives," Tycho's Scott Hansen is quoted in a press release. "I was thinking a lot about the kinds of electronic music instruments I had been using when I first started making music in the late '90s. With 'Japan,' I was trying to recapture a part of that sound and combine it with the imagery and experiences from my trip to Hakone. I sent the song to Hannah with nothing more than the title of 'Japan,' and she wrote all of the lyrics."

The single comes as a two-parter, one featuring vocals from Hannah Cottrell, aka Saint Sinner, with a B-side instrumental. As with his second Weather single "Pink & Blue," the instrumental version features a unique arrangement with different instrumentation and melodies in place of the muted vocal line. Hansen says he "wanted to explore the idea of approaching songs from two entirely different perspectives."

"Japan" is paired with a wavy music video, directed by Charles Bergquist who previously worked on Tycho's "Ascension." The clip was filmed San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood. Tycho also announced a world tour in support of Weather. It's a live band presentation with Zac Brown on bass and guitar, Rory O'Connor on drums, Billy Kim on keyboards, guitar and bass, and "Japan" collaborator Cottrell as the first Tycho tour singer. 

Weather is due out in full July 12. Watch "Japan" and check out the full list of Tycho live tour dates below.

Tycho Weather World Tour 2019
July 21 - Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass *
July23 - Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Melbourne
July24 - Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
July 26 - Niigata Prefecture, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival '19 *
Sept 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre **
Sept 6 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre #
Sept 7 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
Sept 8 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
Sept 11 - Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom #
Sept 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre #
Sept 15 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom #
Sept 16 - Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts #
Sept 18 - Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre - Boch Center #
Sept 19 - New York, NY @ Summerstage #
Sept 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall #
Sept 21 - Slippery Rock, PA @ Resonance Music & Arts Festival *
Sept 23 - Detroit, MI @ The Masonic #
Sept 24 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live #
Sept 26 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
Sept 27 - Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC #
Tycho Weather World Tour 2020
Feb 9 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller #
Feb 10 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Vasteatern #
Feb 11 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall #
Feb 13 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich #
Feb 14 - Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall #
Feb 15 - Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre #
Feb 17 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Ballroom @ Ancienne Belgique #
Feb 18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso #
Feb 19 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxley's #
Feb 21 - Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum #
Feb 23 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy #
Feb 24 - Budapest, Hungary @ Akvarium #
Feb 25 - Vienna, Austria @ WUK #
Feb 27 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique #
Feb 28 - Bologna, Italy @ Estragon #
March 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo #
March 5 - London, UK @ Printworks #
* Festival Performance
** Chrome Sparks
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