Ty Segall

Freedom's Goblin (Drag City)

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Freedom’s Goblin is the new Ty Segall album: 19 tracks strong, filling four sides of vinyl nonstop, with an unrestricted sense of coming together to make an album. Out January 26th via Drag City with a North American tour to follow, it wants you to get your head straight – but first, the process will make your head spin! On any given side, we’re tracking five or six full-blown personalities, unconcerned with convention or continuity.

 

The songs came in the flow of the year: days of vomit and days of ecstasy and escape too, and days between. The rulebook’s been tossed, but Freedom’s Goblin is thick with deep songwriting resources, be it stomper, weeper, ballad, screamer, banger or funker-upper, all diverted into new Tydentities in the name of love and loathing. Whether chilling at home or on tour with the Freedom Band, tracks were cut at five studios in LA, Chicago and Memphis, engineered by Steve Albini, F. Bermudez, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell and of course, Ty himself. The goal was getting free: embracing any approach necessary to communicate new heights and depths, seeking new places for the fuzz to land among octaving harmonies, dancefloor grooves, synths, saxes and horns, jams, post-Nicky-Hopkins r’n’b electric piano vibes, children-of-the-corn psycho-rebellions, old country waltzes and down-by-the-river shuffles. Basically, the free-est bunch of pop songs Ty’s ever put on tape – free to love or to be alone; to be pretty or pretty ugly; free to turn the other cheek or to turn up the volume. And of course, free to make just about any kind of song that’ll free people when they hear it – because we’re ALL Goblins and we ALL want our Freedom!

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Tour

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    Dec 15, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom (Solo Acoustic)

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    Dec 16, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom (Solo Acoustic)

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    Dec 17, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Chapel (Solo Acoustic)

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    Dec 18, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Chapel (Solo Acoustic)

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    Feb 01, 2018
    San Francisco, CA
    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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    Jan 24, 2018
    Solana Beach, CA
    Belly Up Tavern

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    Jan 26 - Jan 28, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom

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    Feb 01, 2018
    San Francisco, CA
    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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    Apr 03, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    The Bunkhouse Saloon

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    Apr 05, 2018
    Denver, CO
    Ogden Theatre

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    Apr 06, 2018
    Rapid City, SD
    URSA MAJOR

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    Apr 07, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN
    First Avenue

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    Apr 08, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    Riviera

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    Apr 10, 2018
    Detroit, MI
    Majestic Theater

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    Apr 11, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Danforth Theater

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    Apr 13, 2018
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Steel

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    Apr 14, 2018
    Port Chester, NY
    The Capitol Theatre

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    Apr 15, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA
    Trocadero Theater

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    Apr 17, 2018
    Raleigh, NC
    Lincoln Theatre

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    Apr 18, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Variety Playhouse

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    Apr 20, 2018
    Birmingham, AL
    Saturn

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    Apr 21, 2018
    Pensacola, FL
    Vinyl Music Hall

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    Apr 22, 2018
    New Orleans, LA
    One Eyed Jack’s

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    Apr 26, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Stubb's

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    Apr 29, 2018
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Orpheum Theatre