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As the heir apparent to the San Fran garage rock throne, Ty Segall effortlessly delivers a feverish guitar sound and a far away howl awash in California surf and fog. But while Segall may soon inherit the crown, his reign may be short-lived - not for lack of talent, but for his inevitable drive toward clearing out the garage and wading through the deeper waters of the world at large.
After playing in the Orange County sleaze-punk band The Epsilons, Ty Segall brushed off to San Francisco with collegiate aspirations only to begin his dominance in the 60’s revivalist garage scene. Since 2008, Segall has delivered a string of well-received albums - including a selection of T. Rex covers specifically recorded for April’s Record Store Day. Ty’s distinct take on the blistering come hither vibe of the Louie, Louie sound is dominant - but dial down the fuzz and there’s some obvious pop melody here, albeit woven with raw emotion and force fed whole through a rack of distortion pedals.
Various tracks from the soon-to-be released Goodbye Bread are currently circulating the web and indicate Segall is distancing himself, however slightly, from his current format, slowing the tempo and closing the gap between frenzied weirdness and hazy pop, ready to rightfully return the crown and ascend to an even higher plane.