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
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.
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 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.
TRM002 © & ℗ Tremolo Records