Ty Segall’s latest, Melted, is available now at Goner Records.
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Buy Melted here.
Last week, Eric and Zac took Sector Zero all the way to San Francisco for a performance at Budget Rock. Somehow, Eric found time to drop in on Carolyn Keddy and KUSF 90.3 FM, where he turned on listeners to the delights of Twinkle Van Winkle, Ross Johnson and the End, and spun classics like King Louie’s “Little Girl” and Cheater Slicks’ “Can’t You Hear (My Heartbeat)”.
And don’t forget that this coming Saturday, Sector Zero will perform at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Romp at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Kids required!
Wearing a matted fur mask and oftentimes, little else, Nobunny proves the Ramones axiom of rock-and-roll: The more basic the chords, the better the sound.
The Tucson-born, Bay Area-relocated rabbit (reputedly the alter-ego of Okmoniks/Sneaky Pinks/Hunx And His Punx member Justin Champlin) is playing the Hi-Tone on Saturday night at midnight.
With parallels to the sound of the circa 1980s NZ indie scene, the concurrent Paisley Revival, and the jangly, garage-meets-country rock style purveyed by the likes of the Reigning Sound, the Mantles showcase a gentler side to the current Bay Area scene, occasionally shifting gears for more propulsive numbers like “What We Do Matters” and “Trouble in the Streets.”
The Mantles — currently on an east coast tour with Ty Segall –have already released a pair of seven-inches on Mt St Mtn and Dulc-I-Tone Records. A full-length is scheduled to drop on the iconic Siltbreeze label before October 1st. Listen to “Don’t Lie” here.
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.