Victim of Time
Breaking Sounds: Ty Segall Lemons LP
By Todd Killings
The Lemons LP starts off with a crashing, woozy slurring that conjures up the scenario of a behemoth waking up in a room full of glass figurines, careening and belligerently clearing a space for the grooves to take hold. Although the songs on Lemons have a consistently controlled feel to them versus the debut Lp’s orgone explosivity, a strong songwriting value takes hold showing quick metabolic progress and excitement that just doesn’t let up across the length of the whole album. Never really venturing far off from his primordial Troggs-style stomp, Segall proves here with his follow-up LP that 2009 is the year he “arrives,” and offers an indirect invitation to his rapidly evolving world where somehow quantity and quality come together symmetrically. Coming up in the neo-Budget Rock hotbed of San Francisco, Segall pulls some of the best nuances from his less-local surroundings. Melding the oblivious sneer of Dan Melchior’s deadpan vocal delivery with the robotically astute manic rhythms of The Intelligence at times, it’s not hard to see that Segall has worked hard at doing what comes naturally. He’s been stewing in those juices for the better part of the last five years, and on tracks like “Rusted Dust” and “Like You,” the Sic Alps influence shines brightly as well, and on his version of Captain Beefheart’s heart-pounding classic “Dropout Boogie,” you won’t have a drop of resistance left in your withered body.
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And go here to check out other Segall’s other releases, including Horn the Unicorn, a compilation of singles, demos and cassette-only tracks, the Cents 7″, a split Lp with Black Time, and more.
“One-man garage band powerhouse” Ty Segall, onetime Paste Band of the Week Thee Oh Sees, and the rest of ” the ever-budding garage-friendly Bay Area scene” get massive props right here, along with a video, tour dates, and a big mention of Goner Fest.
Paste writer Henry Freedland says that Lemons, Segall’s brand-new Goner release, is “in turns scuzzy and gorgeous.” We’ll take it!
mucho press links to follow… as the world goes nuts for Ty and his catchy tunes!
buy it at goner, on itunes, emusic, or your favorite music retailer. If they don’t have it, demand that they order it!