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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    Mar 11, 2018
    Honolulu, HI
    Hawaiian Brian’s

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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
    Dahl Arts Center

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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 09, 2018
    Milwaukee, WI
    Mad Planet

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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 24, 2018
    Dallas, TX
    Canton Hall

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    Apr 26, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Stubb's

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    Apr 29, 2018
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Orpheum Theatre

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    Apr 30, 2018
    Berkeley, CA
    UC Theatre