Killjoy (Single)

by Ty Richards

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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
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
Yes you are

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

You are the killjoy
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
Darling, yes you are

You are the killjoy
Yes you are

You are the killjoy
Honey, yes you are

You are the killjoy


released March 9, 2018
Performed, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Ty Richards

Written by Ty Richards
© & ℗ 2018 Ty Richards Music (BMI)

Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, and Drum Machine performed by Ty Richards

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.

Cover art by Ty Richards

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.


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Ty Richards Austin, Texas

Ty Richards is a psych rock artist from Austin, Texas with neo-punk & electronic influences.

#4 College Album in the Nation
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"Artist of the Month"
(March 2017 during SXSW Festival)
— KUTX 98.9 Austin

"A Hurricane of Artistry"
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“Ty Richards might be the ULTIMATE indie artist.”
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