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about

Ty Richards’ highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Welcome to Flat Earth’ is a DIY psychedelic future-punk record that summons the future and the vintage all at once.

Released on his indie-label Tremolo Records, the album offers up heavy-handed grooves, video game-esk keyboards, and blown out fuzz guitars laced with gritty pop melodies and absurd lyrics.

This anti-pop record was written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed solely by Richards, who tracked everything straight to tape, one hundred percent analog with zero computers and
zero editing.

Like Devo and punk predecessors of the twentieth century, ‘Welcome to Flat Earth’ combines a fearless electro rock sound with mischievous satire to poke fun at our ‘post-truth’ world.

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released April 20, 2018

Performed, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Ty Richards

All songs (except track 5) written by Ty Richards
© & ℗ 2018 Ty Richards Music (BMI)

"All Day and All of the Night" written by Ray Davies (of The Kinks)
© & ℗ 1964 Ray Davies (BMI)

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizers, Bass, Drum Machine, Percussion and Drums performed by Ty Richards

Unwanted background screams, cries, and talking by the Richards girls ;)

Recorded at Tremolo Records in Austin

Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering in Los Angeles
(Beck, David Lynch, The Black Keys, The Arcs, Spanish Gold, Dr. Dog, Ray LaMontagne, Sigur Rós, Cage the Elephant, Dr. John, Arctic Monkeys, Lucinda Williams, Ringo Deathstarr)

No computers were used in the creation of this album. This album is a 100% analog recording. This album was recorded directly to quarter-inch 8-track tape and mixed live directly from a Tascam 388.

Photography by Andy Emery
Cover art by Ty Richards

Regional PR by Heather Wagner Reed at Juice Consulting in Austin
Radio promotion by James Holland at Airplay Junkies

THANK YOU

Thank you to Emily Richards for being the most badass woman in the universe, Tom Richards for getting in a bar fight with a friend over Flat Earth, Kyle Warwick for a drawing of a Flat Earth map on a napkin at Sushi Sam's, James Holland and Steve Albertson for 3 hours straight of flat-earthing, Flat-Earthers for your diligence and courage, fake news for being so fake, Western chauvinists for being Western chauvinists, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien for LOTR Book 3 Chapter 10, McCullough Ferguson for selling me his Tascam 388 and thus making such a special recording possible, Mike Ingber for being the heart & soul of the band, Travis Eiland for showing me Transcendental Meditation & Mantra Meditation, Boots Electric for giving me your number and never returning my text messages, and Neil Armstrong for his moon-walk, and all my supporters who make this and future music possible.
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Ty Richards is a psych rock artist from Austin, Texas with neo-punk & electronic influences.

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"A Hurricane of Artistry"
— Johnny Goudie of How Did I Get Here?

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Track Name: IndoctriNation
The avowed goal is world domination.

The Iron Curtain is more than a barrier to Freedom and Truth. Behind it they seek to hide their brutality and protect their organs of propaganda.

They believe that if they can maintain a monopoly of information, they will ultimately succeed in brainwashing their 70 million captives.

A mind with vivid memories cannot be easily overwhelmed. But a new generation is now approaching maturity who have no memories of liberty, who have never known freedom.

They're trying to take from them their free will and conscience and subvert their minds with the distortions of lies.

(Radio Broadcast) "Experience of the working people teaches the working people that whenever the Bourgeois refer to God and Freedom they actually think of factories and exploitation"

This is the official view of America, which for more than a decade the regime, radio and press have presented to the people.

This is the version taught in the schools. And this is the version that would be eventually accepted as true – if we allow it to stand unchallenged.

But it is challenged.

(Radio broadcast in Bulgarian and Romanian)

These are the voices that destroy the monopoly of information in one of the most significant events of our time.

But the leaders are using every means at the disposal of a modern dictatorship.

In their effort to warp and mold the 70 million people in these countries into instruments of their power.

Into slaves who can then be used to enslave others.
Track Name: Western Chauvinist
I was a contrarian canary in coal mine yesterday
But I got no fucks to give to you today
I won't apologize for being everything I want to be right now
Wanna fuck the system and we'll burn it down to the ground
To the ground

I'm a proud boy baby and I'm happy in the U.S.A.
I'm a Western chauvinist with no apology

Got my bootstraps pulling up and now they're taking me away
Got my housewife honey and she's happier than you or me
I want my drugs, guns, fast cars, booze cruise and babies too
Don't you ever ever ever ever tell me what to do
What to do

I'm a proud boy baby and I'm happy in the U.S.A.
I'm a Western chauvinist with no apology, apology

Yes
I'm proud
I'm proud
I'm proud

I'm a proud boy baby and I'm happy in the U.S.A.
I'm a Western chauvinist with no apology, apology
I'm a proud boy baby and I'm happy in the U.S.A., U.S.A.
I'm a Western chauvinist with no apology
Track Name: Merry-Go-Round
Hollywood laughing in your face
Lights, camera, action, now you're lost in space
Rose-colored glasses help you see
You can fly up to the moony through the TV screen

Around and round and round we go
Dizzy as we spin the truth around again
Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round

Middle finger to the man
Cuz the lizard people run the PTA yeah
Round earth is looking kinda flat
Like a short stack with honey and a heart attack

Around and round and round we go
Dizzy as we spin the truth around again
Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round

Around and round and round we go
Dizzy as we spin the truth around again
Merry-Go-Round and round and round we go
Dizzy as we spin the truth around again
Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round
Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round
Merry-Go Merry-Go-Round
Track Name: Red Pill
Red pill baby, never thought it happened to you
Robots taking over all our brains and I'm in ecstasy
Lobotomy, are you leaving some for me? I don't think so

Now that there is no one left to blame, to blame
Once you see you'll never be the same, the same

Red pill baby, never thought it happened to you
How could you believe in anything that's not lockstep true?
This is a holocaust of every single thought that's not mine

Now that there is no one left to blame, to blame
Once you see you'll never be the same, the same

Red pill baby, never thought it happened to you
Red pill baby, never thought it happened to you

Now that there is no one left to blame, to blame
Once you see you'll never be the same, the same
Track Name: All Day and All of the Night
I'm not content to be with you in the daytime
Girl I want to be with you all of the time
The only time I feel alright is by your side

Girl I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night

I believe that you and me last forever
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never
The only time I feel alright is by your side

Girl I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night

I believe that you and me last forever
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never
The only time I feel alright is by your side

Girl I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
Track Name: Killjoy
Why you gotta go wreck everything
Who dropped dead and made you the queen
I see you freak out at every joke
Take your Xanax honey and leave me alone

You are the killjoy
You are the killjoy
Yes you are

You got your fire and brimstone smoking gun
Like the holiest witch-hunt Puritan
And you tell me what to say, tell me what to be
Honey look into the mirror tell me what you see

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Yes you are

What you fear is in your mirror
What you hate is what you are

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Darling, yes you are

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
K-k-k-killjoy
Honey, yes you are

You are the killjoy
Track Name: Kissing the Wizard
So you're kissing the wizard to wash away your tears
And he's gonna whisper like honey to your ears

You dance the dance of the devil
But you're looking back with angel eyes
You're hypnotized

A touch from the wizard is just the thing you need
But the fruit of the lizard don't seem so good to me

You dance the dance of the devil
But you're looking back with angel eyes
His left hand is honey to your ears
But his right hand is closing your eyes

Wake up break up the spell
Cuz even you can tell Heaven from Hell
Don't you wanna laugh in the face of the one
As you dance on his grave in the sun

The charm of the wizard will bring you to his bed
When you sleep with the wizard you'll never wake again

You dance the dance of the devil
But you're looking back with angel eyes
His left hand is honey to your ears
But his right hand is closing your eyes

You're hypnotized
You're hypnotized
You're hypnotized
Track Name: Bleed Yourself Dry
(Mantra) You are my God, my God, the only God, my God

You never ever ever gonna leave me behind
But you, you're gonna bleed
You're gonna gonna gonna bleed yourself so dry
So dry

Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile
Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile, awhile

You, you will never
Never never leave me behind
But you, you're gonna bleed
You're gonna gonna gonna bleed yourself so dry
So dry

Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile
Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile, awhile
Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile
Now that you're here won't you stay for awhile

You, you're gonna bleed
You're gonna gonna bleed yourself so dry
You, you're gonna bleed
You're gonna bleed yourself so dry