Friday, February 20, 2009

Ty Segall

So, look what happens…I post a random video on my blog and all the sudden I’m reviewing the record, the self-titled Ty Segall record. This has also become my dancing around in the kitchen record at the moment and super, super, super fun.

Here’s what I said:

“Ty Segall is a one-man band. Not in the one-person, multi-tracked recording artist sense, but the old fashioned way. A drummer first, he sits behind an abbreviated kit, one foot on the kick drum pedal, the other pumping on a high hat with a tambourine attached. He can’t get too close to the pedals, however, because he’s got a guitar between his body and the drums, and he’s playing that, too. In fact, when he’s not using his strumming hand to slash out the rockabilly chords, he’ll sometimes reach over and slap the tambourine with his hand. He doesn’t seem to have a pair of drum sticks. Oh, and there’s a microphone dangling in front of him – probably not in the best of condition – to put the reverb’d echo onto his yelps, croons, howls and hiccups. “ More

There are some mp3s up at the record label here, including Ty’s “It” and a song by his other band, The Traditional Fools.


Meatbreak said...

I read your review this morning I like it! I seem to drift off a bit towards the end of this album, most of it is awesome - full speed ahead!

robp said...

And he does a Ramones cover that sounds like the Cramps. Thanks, Jen, I got this album after you posted the video, a dozen songs and two dozen minutes but what a great two dozen. I either like this a lot or love it, and am very amused that a guy who looks so emo is musically psychotic.

jenniferpkelly said...

Yeah, I like that Ramones cover, too...that's towards the end isn't it? I'm not sure I was thinking that it sagged towards the end. It's pretty short, as Rob pointed out. Not much time to get bored.

robp said...

Sag? Hell, it wouldn't last my drive to work (and no, much as it might make me want to drive twice as fast, if I could drive to work faster I already would). Which is to say, I think the first song might be the slowest thing on the album. Ty's a fucking nut, I think he should cover Roxy Music.

jenniferpkelly said...

Hi Rob. Roxy Music...which?

You might like the Coachwhips, you have any of that?

cuddlefish said...

Loved the Epsilons... Looks like Ty has been keeping busy with several projects. I recently stumbled across a cassette from Charlie & the Moonhearts which he apparently produced. Good fuzzy garage rock :)

robp said...

Remake/Remodel, something like that where Ferry does his Elvis Lugosi thing, seems like it could easily Elvis Interior instead, with Ty channeling everyone.

And no I don't know the Coachwhips.

jenniferpkelly said...

Hi, Clif...I think he's playing a party on Wednesday at SXSW, have to check, want to go? Beerland at 5 p.m. on the 18th. There's a Goner Showcase, too...

Ty Segall

03-20-2009 13:00 at sxsw - Goner Daytime Showcase @ the Scott Inn
1308 E 4th St, Austin, Texas
Cost: Freee!

Goner Daytime showcase!!!!! YEAHHHH 1:00 - 1:30 - John Paul Keith and the 1,4,5s (Memphis, TN) 1:45 - 2:15 - Overnight Lows (Jackson, MS) 2:30 - 3:15 - Digital Leather (Tucson, AZ) 3:30 - 4:15 - Ty Segall (San Francisco, CA) 4:30 - 5:00 - No Comply (Memphis, TN) 5:15 - 6:00 Nobunny (Oakland, CA)

Rob, I'll send you some Coachwhips when I get home. It's John Dwyer's old band, before the Oh Sees.