With mind-bending guitar chords, a trashed-out drum kit, and war-whooped vocals as the hallmark of both his live shows and studio sessions, Ty Segall has transformed his one-man band act into a full-on psych trio that shape-shifts between caveman fuzz and ’60s melodies, garnering comparisons to the Troggs and the Black Lips.
Segall might be one of the newest acts on the Goner roster, but he’s done his time in a myriad of Bay Area bands, including the Epsilons, Traditional Fools, Sic Alps and Fresh and Onlys.
Lemons, his latest release, is getting rave reviews across the board. “I don’t know why/I want to die” Segall yelps on the frenetic “Can’t Talk,” before dissolving into a howl worthy of Hasil Adkins; on “Drop Out Boogie” he infuses Captain Beefheart’s circa 1967 tune with a whiplash beat.
Segall’s Gonerfest VI performance, slated for Thursday, Sept. 24th, is sandwiched between a string of tour dates with fellow Bay Area rockers the Mantles (Sept. 13-21) and Japanese import Shonen Knife (Oct. 28-Nov. 3).
Go here to listen to “It #1,” the opening track on Lemons.