Ty Segall

Ty Segall (Drag City)

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Ty Segall has made whole records that wrestle with realities – fighting against some, pulling mightily to bring others into being. His new self-titled record – the next record after Emotional Mugger, Manipulator, Sleeper, Twins, Goodbye Bread, Melted, Lemons and the first self-titled album that started it up in the now-distant year of 2008 – is a clean flow, a wash of transparency falling into a world that needs to see a few things through clearly, to their logical end. It’s got some of the most lobe-blasting neckwork since the Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse (from way back in the long, hot summer of 2012), but it also features a steep flight of fluent acoustic settings.

 

The construction and destruction of his chosen realities has, until now, been a luxury Ty has rightfully reserved for himself, striping overdubs together to form the sound – but for this new album, he entered a studio backed by a full band – Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and Ben Boye – to get a read on this so-called clarity. This leads to a new departure in group sound, as well as some of the most visceral and penetrating vocal passages yet heard from Ty Segall. Take debut single, “Orange Color Queen,” for example — a supreme moment of tenderness.

 

Ty Segall keeps you guessing, bracing your skin with a welcome astringency, seeking to stem the bleeding with chunks and splashes of guitar, tight beats, audio-verite toilet smashes, a Wurlitzer electric piano in a jam, blazing harmonies, and LOTS of songs to sing. There’s no concept beyond that; finding the right places to be is a momentary thing. Ty Segall is the sum of his songs – and about getting the free. The free to be!

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Tour

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    Feb 04, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom

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    May 08, 2017
    Albuquerque, NM
    Sister Bar

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    May 13, 2016
    Chicago, IL
    The Metro

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    May 18, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Warsaw

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    Jan 27, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    Belly Up Tavern

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    Feb 02, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom

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    Feb 03, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Teragram Ballroom

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    Feb 27, 2017
    Oakland, CA
    Fox Theater

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    Mar 01, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Aladdin Theater

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    Mar 02, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Neumos

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    Mar 03, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Neumo's

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    May 10, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    Cain’s Ballroom

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    May 11, 2016
    Indianapolis, IN
    Irving Theater

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    May 13, 2017
    Ty Segall
    Metro

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    May 14, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    Thalia Hall

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    May 17, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Warsaw

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    May 20, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    Trocadero Theater

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    May 21, 2017
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Mr. Small’s Theater

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    May 22, 2017
    Louisville, KY
    Headliner’s Music Hall

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    May 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    Mercy Lounge

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    May 26, 2017
    New Orleans, LA
    One Eyed Jack's

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    May 27, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre