This Just In: Epoch

The new Tycho album has ALL THE DRUMS. I liked Tycho somewhat before, but Epoch, is as literal as its title. There’s a great shift here to lots of organic instrumentation alongside electronic production, and it’s a stellar, welcome change. It’s almost, almost, almost a post-rock album (think Maserati or FMTM), which I can definitely get behind. Listen to the whole album below and read a bit about its creation, both sonic and visual. We also have ALL THE IN-STOCKS this week, so COME DIG! -MLE

Tycho – Epoch LP
Listen: Full album
“Tycho’s Epoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011’s Dive, then 2014’s Awake and culminating with the new album. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen’s continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world. 

Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. Epoch was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, California. The album was arranged alongside long time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process while Rory O’Connor performed drums on the album. Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake.” -Ghostly International

The epoch of wax – new releases, reissues & restocks…
A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP, Beats, Rhymes & Life 2LP, We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service 2LP
Amy Winehouse – Frank 2LP
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness LP, My Woman CD
Animal Collective – Centipede HZ 2LP, Merriweather Post Pavilion 2LP
Arcade Fire – Funeral LP
Aretha Franklin – Aretha’s Greatest Hits LP
Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – Pas Pire Pop, I Love You So Much LP*
Awa Poulo – Poulo Warali LP*
B.C. / Sarah Pink – Split CD, CS
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds LP
Beck – Sea Change 2LP
Blur – Leisure LP, Parklife 2LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Burnin’ LP, Survival LP, Uprising LP
Bob Marley – Legend (The Best Of) LP
Bon Iver – 22 A Million LP, For Emma, Forever Ago LP
Botany – Dimming Awe, The Light Is Raw LP, The Light Is Raw LP
Buena Vista Social Club – At Carnegie Hall 2LP, Lost And Found LP, Ibrahim Ferrer LP
Can – Tago Mago 2LP
Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick CS*, LP*
Childish Gambino – Awaken My Love CD
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP, Homework 2LP, Random Access Memories 2LP
Darkthrone – Total Death LP
David Lynch – Big Dream 2LP+7″
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody 2LP, CD
Destruction Unit – Negative Feedback Resistor LP
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me LP
Dr. Dre – 2001 2LP, The Chronic 2LP
Duran Duran – S/T 2LP
Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It 2LP
Ed Sheeran – + LP
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – S/T LP
Ellington & Coltrane – Ellington & Coltrane LP
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care 2LP, The Earth Is Not… LP, Those Who Tell The Truth… LP
Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin 2LP, Yoshimi LP
Florence & The Machine – Lungs LP
Foo Fighters – Greatest Hits 2LP
Foxygen – Hang CS*, LP*
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop LP, Maggot Brain LP
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress LP, F# A# LP, Yanqui U.X.O. 2LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP, S/T 2LP
Guns N Roses – Use Your Illusion I 2LP, Use Your Illusion II 2LP, Appetite For Destruction LP
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis 2LP, Snakes For The Divine 2LP
Howlin Wolf – Moanin’ In The Moonlight LP, Killing Floor: Blues Essentials LP
In Oculus – Silence Is Deafening CS
Iron Maiden – Powerslave LP
James Brown – It’s A Man’s World LP, Sex Machine Today LP
Janna Pelle – Key Change LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love LP, Blues 2LP
Joan Of Arc – He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands LP*
John Coltrane – Coltrane Plays The Blues LP, Stardust LP
John Legend – Darkness & Light 2LP
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison LP
Joy Division – Closer LP, Substance 2LP, Unknown Pleasures LP
Juju Pie – Welcome To Your Not Alone CS
Julianna Barwick – Will LP
Justice – Woman 2LP+CD
Kanye West – College Dropout 2LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 3LP
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die 2LP, Paradise LP
Lauryn Hill – MTV Unplugged 2LP
LCD Soundsystem – London Sessions 2LP, S/T LP, Sound Of Silver 2LP
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy LP, S/T LP
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker CD
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes LP
M83 – Junk 2LP
Mac Demarco – 2 LP, Another One LP, Rock & Roll Night Club EP 12″,  Salad Days LP
Madonna – Bedtime Stories LP, Something To Remember LP
Major Lazer – Free The Universe 2LP
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On LP
Metallica – …And Justice For All 2LP, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct 2CD
MF DOOM – NehruvianDOOM LP
Michael Chapman – 50 LP*
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall LP
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool LP, Kind Of Blue LP, Round About Midnight (Mono) LP, Sketches Of Spain LP
Miles Davis Quintet – Steamin’ LP
Moderat – S/T LP
Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive… 2LP
Mono – Under the Pipal Tree 2LP*
Morbid Angel – Altars Of Madness LP, Gateways To Annihilation LP
Motorhead – No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush LP, Tonight’s The Night LP
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left LP, Pink Moon LP
Nina Simone – Let It All Out LP, Little Girl Blue LP
Nirvana – Nevermind LP
NOFX – Punk In Drublic (20th Anniversary) LP, Ribbed LP
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? 2LP, Innocence Reaches 2LP
Operation Ivy – Energy LP
Otis Redding – Otis Blue LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Pantera – History Of Hostility LP, Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP
Pocket Of Lollipops – Thanks Theo CS
Portishead – Dummy LP
Prince – Parade LP, Sign O The Times 2LP
Queen – A Night At The Opera LP
Rachel’s – Systems/Layers 2LP
Rage Against The Machine – S/T LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way 2LP, Californication 2LP
Rolling Stones – 12×5 LP, Beggar’s Banquet LP, Exile On Main Street LP, Hot Rocks 2LP, Sticky Fingers LP, Their Satanic Majesties Request LP
Roxy Music – Roxy Music LP
Run The Jewels – RTJ3 2LP, CD
Santana – Abraxas LP
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish LP
Stan Getz – Jazz Samba LP, Quartets LP
Sublime – 40oz. To Freedom 2LP
Sufjan Stevens – Age Of Adz 2LP, Illinois 2LP, Seven Swans LP
The Avalanches – WIldflower 2LP
The Doors – S/T LP
The Police – Outlandos D’Amour LP
The Stray Trolleys – Barricades and Angels LP*
The Strokes – Is This It LP
The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves LP
The xx – I See You Ltd. Box Set
Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon 2LP
Tool – Opiate EP 12″
Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This LP, Underneath The Pine LP
Tycho – Awake LP, Epoch LP*
Uniform – Wake In Fright LP*
Various – Eccentric Soul: Big Mack Label 2LP, Eccentric Soul: Capsoul Label 2LP, Eccentric Soul: Dynamic Label 2LP, Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label 2LP
Various – Houndstooth Cottage Comp CS
Various – Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2 LP
Various – Shanghai’d Soul: Episode 4 LP
Various – The Very Best Of Death Row 2LP
Various – Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon LP*
White Stripes – Icky Thump 2LP
Wilco – Schmilco LP
Wild Nothing – Nocturne LP
William Basinski – A Shadow In Time LP*
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Xela Zaid – Orange Violet LP, Asst. CDR, Ho Chi Minh CD (All proceeds go to Xela’s recovery fund)

*Indicates new release or new reissue