Ty Richards

Artist of the Month

Ty Richards

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

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

**FEATURES**

Song of the Day – “Spaceman”

Studio 1A Session – 2.2.17

**UPCOMING SHOWS**

Wed March 15, 2017 — Austin, TX

Burger Records & Gnar Tapes Backyard Grill Out (SXSW) 5pm
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Fri March 17, 2017 Dripping Springs, TX
Plum Creek Sound Presents “From The Hills With Love” 4:30pm
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Fri March 17, 2017 — Austin, TX @ The Hippie House “SXSW ATX-ATL Showcase” 7pm

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Fri March 31, 2017 — Austin, TX @ One-2-One Bar 8pm
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Fri May 12, 2017 — Dallas, TX @ Double Wide “Crate Diggers 1 Year Anniversary” 9:30pm
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