Entries tagged with: Ty Segall
Nardwuar has just released a video interview with Ty Segall -- it's the first the Canadian icon has released since his stroke last year. Happy to report Nardwuar is in typical chipper and obsessive form, pulling out obscure facts from Ty's past and showering him with a variety of gifts. We learn about Ty's connection to Carol King, The Surfaris, and Laguna Beach, plus an anecdote about playing frisbee while on mushrooms. Glad to see you're doing well, Nardwuar! Watch the video below.
Ty, who just released a short film and is a producer on the upcoming Death By Audio documentary, will be in NYC soon when his tour with The Muggers hits Webster Hall for two shows at the end of the month.
by Bill Pearis
still from 'Goodnight Brooklyn'
Basically from the moment Williamsburg DIY venue Death by Audio announced that they were closing, DbA's Matt Conboy began filming. With cinematographer Jonathan Yi, editor Andrew Ratzlaff, producer Amanda Schultz, and a large camera crew, they shot shows, behind the scenes stuff, interviews with staff and friends, everything, right to the end. (BV contributor Ebru Yildiz did the still photography.) The result is new documentary Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio which will make its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. It's one of ten films selected (from over 1000 entrants) in this year's Documentary Feature Competition. Here's the official synopsis:
From 2005 to 2014 Death By Audio served as a venue for underground music, art and a non-traditional living environment. Founders: Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy, endure the challenges of hosting hundreds of people a night with looming threats of building department or police raids. Under ironic circumstances, we follow them through the last days as they navigate a billion dollar company moving into their building and the associated threats and intimidation to keep residents in fear of reprisals.Ty Segall is one of the film's executive producers, and he's in front of the camera too, as one of the interviewees. Also talking on camera are DbA runners Conboy, Oliver Ackermann and Edan Wilber, as well as Stephanie Gross, Brian Chippendale, Mark Kleback, Dan Deacon, Michael Azerrad and -- full disclosure -- this writer. They haven't announced SXSW screening dates, so stay tuned.
by Bill Pearis
Ty Segall gets ambitious with a new short film, Emotional Mugger, which was directed by Matt Yoka. Though it uses songs from the album of the same name (often in stripped/remixed form), calling it a music video would be wrong. The 15-minute short film is a paranoid sci-fi horror flick where Los Angeles is as much the star as Ty. (This is very much the weird L.A. of Repo Man.) Witness to all manner of very strange occurrences, Segall is more an emotionless spectator than a participant. Might he be an actual zombie? Strange in all the right ways, watch Emotional Mugger below.
(photo by Dan Santoni)
As mentioned, the great filmmaker/composer John Carpenter is releasing Lost Themes II in April, followed by his first-ever live performances, including an appearance at Primavera Sound. The initial dates were all overseas but he's announced a NYC show at Playstation Theater on July 8. It's billed as a "live retrospective" where he'll perform "themes from his classic films and new compositions." Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon. It's currently his only U.S. date.
That NYC show happens right after Carpenter gets back from ATP Iceland 2016 which happens July 1 - 3 at Ásbrú in Keflavík, Iceland and the lineup also includes Sleep, Thee Oh Sees, Les Savy Fav, Ty Segall. And more. The full ATP Iceland 2016 lineup is listed, along with updated John Carpenter dates and some of his soundtrack work, below.
by Bill Pearis
Charles Moothart has played in Ty Segall's band, is in Ty Segall's other bands Fuzz and GØGGS, as well as Mikal Cronin's band, and was in Moonhearts with Cronin back in the late '00s. He's now stepping into the spotlight and will release Still Life of Citrus and Slime under the name CFM on April 8 via In the Red. The LP's first single is "Lunar Heroine" and while it's pretty much what you'd expect given Moothart's CV, it's also good. Have a listen below.
CFM will be supporting Ty Segall & The Muggers on their upcoming tour, including the first of two nights at NYC's Webster Hall on February 27. The 2/28 Webster Hall show is with The Men and Dion Lunadon of A Place to Bury Strangers. Tickets for both shows are still available.
photo: Ty Segall @ The Bell House, 2005 (more by PSquared)
Ty Segall's new album, Emotional Mugger, is out next week (1/22) on Drag City. You can dig into the whole thing right now -- stream it via NPR below.
There's a free Emotional Mugger listening party happening in Brooklyn on Monday (1/18) at Wild Kingdom from 9 - midnight featuring free food by Superiority Burger, "lots-o-booze," the album played in its entirety as played by The Emotional Desperados (we don't know who that is, but Ty's playing San Francisco on Monday).You do need to RSVP to attend.
Segall's tour starts soon and it includes two nights at NYC's Webster Hall on February 27 & 28. Ticketsfor are still available.
Ty Segall's new album Emotional Mugger will be out in January and the prolific rocker has shared a song from it, "Candy Sam." It's not the studio recording, however, it's a video of he and his new band, The Muggers, playing it live. Ty and the whole band are wearing cheap rubber baby masks making the whole thing a little disturbing. Watch it here.
You can catch Ty Segall & The Muggers on tour next year, including two nights in NYC at Webster Hall on February 27 & 28. Tickets are still available.
Austin's Levitation Festival already announced a few of its 2016 performers, including Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. The full lineup has new been revealed and also includes Caribou, Slowdive, Super Furry Animals, Boris, Dungen, The Black Angels, Sunn O))), Royal Trux, Oneohtrix Point Never, Shabazz Palaces, Lee Ranaldo, Ultimate Painting, Nicolas Jaar and more.
Levitation happens April 29 - May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin. Weekend passes are on sale and full lineup is listed below.
by Bill Pearis
It's been a few months since Ty Segall released something new, so this should come as no surprise: his new album, Emotional Mugger, will be out January 22 via Drag City. While Ty hasn't shared a song from the album yet, he does star in an informational video about "emotional mugging" which you can watch here. Album art and tracklist are below too.
Ty and his (new?) band, The Muggers, will also tour for the new album, including two nights at NYC's Webster Hall on February 27 & 28. The 2/27 show is with CFM. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (11/13) at 10 AM. All dates, which include a stop at Austin's Levitation Festival, are listed below.
Meanwhile, Ty's proto-metal band Fuzz (where he plays drums) are currently on tour and hit NYC on Sunday (11/15) for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Ex-Cult at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Memphis punks Ex-Cult have signed to In The Red, and they're releasing a three-song single this month ahead of a new album in 2016. It features "Stick The Knife In," which like a lot of their songs, shows an equal love of both '60s psychedelia and '80s punk. It's pretty badass, as you can hear for yourself below (via Noisey).
The band is also on tour now and hitting Brooklyn TONIGHT (10/23) at Alphaville. Also on the bill is Squad Car and Surfbort. Tickets for tonight's show are on sale now. List of all dates and the Alphaville flyer below.
Ex-Cult singer Chris Shaw recently formed the band GØGGS with Ty Segall and Ty's Fuzz bandmate Charles Moothart. Fuzz's new album II comes out on In The Red today (10/23) and you can stream the whole thing via Spotify/Rdio below.
Dates and the initial lineup for the 2016 Levitation Festival have been announced. Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, the three-day festival returns to Carson Creek Ranch from April 29 - May 1 and will feature Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus performances by Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Lots more artists will be announced later but weekend passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are on sale now. You can watch the lineup announce video below.
Meanwhile, Levitation will be in NYC for CMJ with a showcase at Rough Trade on October 17 featuring Ringo Deathstarr, Shannon and the Clams, Whitney, Cheatahs, Stealing Sheep, Murals, and Cloud Castle Lake. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Ty Segall, his Fuzz bandmate Charles Moothart and Ex Cult frontman Chris Shaw have formed a new group, GØGGS. Shaw explains how it came about and lays out all the pertinent info:
Ty and I decided we were going to start a band together when Ex-Cult opened for his band on the Slaughterhouse tour in 2013. A couple years later when the plans were solidified, it only made sense that thrash master Charles Moothart should get in on the experience. The three of us have been friends for years at this point, crashing at each others houses and riffling through each others record collections after a night of performing, partying, or both. This is not a side-project, it is a necessity. GØGGS is three heads, one spine, circling the drain of the wasteland known as mother earth.You can stream "She Got Harder" below.
The A side to the debut single "She Got Harder" (out this November on In The Red Records) is one of the first songs we came up for this project, with an Iggy Pop cover (Featuring Zumi Rosow) thrown on the B-Side for maximum damage. The album dropping next year (featuring guests Cory Hanson of Wand, Denee Petracek of Vial, and Mikal Cronin) will lead us into the second chapter of the GØGGS saga. Smoke the Wurm. A new player enters the game. -Chris Shaw
Fuzz and Ex Cult both played Gonerfest 12 in Memphis this past weekend, where Segall also did his Ty Rex T-Rex covers live. Fuzz's album is out in October, and the Ty-Rex compilation will be out in November. For those keeping score, there's also Broken Bat which is Ty, Redd Kross bassist Steven Macdonald, and Melvins' Dale Crover.
photos by Rachel Juarez-Carr
Laura Marling w/ Marika Hackman / War on Drugs / Ex Hex / Sleaford Mods / Hinds
The 2015 End of the Road Festival happened September 4 - 6 at Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire, England. The lush, pastoral setting -- it is apparently not uncommon to see a peacock wandering around -- makes for a unique setting, and this year's lineup included The War on Drugs, Laura Marling, Tame Impala, Future Islands, Torres, Ex Hex, Django Django, Natalie Prass, METZ, Saint Etienne, Sleaford Mods, Mac DeMarco, HInds and many more.
Taking advantage of the surroundings was The Piano Stage, somewhat hidden within the woods, which recreated a Victorian-era sitting room with a piano at its center. Artists like Kevin Morby, and East India Youth played unannounced sets, usually only to a handful of people. Rising UK singer-songwriter Marika Hackman played the stage and was joined by Laura Marling for an impromptu cover of Foo Fighters' "Tired of You."
More photos from the 2015 End of the Road Festival below...
photo: Fuzz @ DbA, 2013 (more by Devan Council)
Fuzz, Ty Segall's proto-metal-ish trio, will release their second album, bluntly titled II, on October 23 via In the Red. You can stream two songs from it, "Rat Race" and "Polinate," below. The band, which has Ty on drums, will be touring this fall, including West Coast dates with Mudhoney and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Dates also include East Coast shows, and the tour hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom on November 15. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/24) at noon. All Fuzz dates are listed, along with II's tracklist and artwork, below.
In other news, we mentioned before that Ty will be at Memphis' Gonerfest 12 under the guise of TY REX, his all T-Rex cover band that also features Denee Petracek and Ex-Cult's Alec McIntyre. Goner put out a TY REX 12" and 7" for Record Store Day in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Goner will reissue those on one disc on November 27, and that will also include a previously unreleased take on "20th Century Boy." You can stream "Buick Mackane" from it below.
by Andrew Sacher
Thee Oh Sees have a new killer lineup (which is touring soon), but their old lineup was killer too, so it's exciting to see former guitarist Petey Dammit is in a new band, LA's Birth Defects. The band is fronted by Jason Finazzo and also features former Bleached drummer Jon Safley. They hooked up with Ty Segall to produce their eight-song debut LP, First 8 Mistakes, and they're releasing it this week on Wavves frontman Nathan Williams' label Ghost Ramp. So it's safe to say they're in good company.
The album is garage punk that very much leans on the "punk" side of that spectrum, thanks in no small part to Jason's throat-shredding vocals. It sounds like the work of a band raised equally on '80s California hardcore and The Stooges, but it's not really a retread of either one. Stream the whole album (via The FADER) and watch the video for "Party Suicide" below...
by Bill Pearis
Mike Donovan, late of Sic Alps, has a new band called Peacers. Not quite as covered in sludge as Sic Alps, it is nonetheless still in the Mike Donovan style of lysergic '60s pop. Peacers' eponymous debut was produced by Ty Segall (who played drums for Sic Alps for a short time) and will be out July 17 via Drag City. You can listen to "R.J.D. (Salam)" and check out the video for "Laze It" below.
The only Peacers live date at the moment is at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern on August 15.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Ty Segall at The Bell House last month (more by PSquared)
Ty Segall is a man of many musical projects, like his own (which just played four NYC shows last month), Fuzz, and Ty Segall & White Fence, to name a few. Now he's got another power trio to add to that list: Broken Bat.
The band is Ty, Melvins drummer Dale Crover, and OFF!/Redd Kross (and Redd Blood Cells) bassist Steven McDonald. So far, all the band have released is "just a taste" of first single "Take My Medicine." From the sound of it, they have a sludgy, evil vibe more similar to Fuzz than Ty's solo material. But what else would you expect from putting Ty in a studio with a Melvin? Listen below.
Meanwhile, the Melvins were just in NYC twice this week on their tour with Le Butcherettes, hitting Santos Party House on Monday (6/29) and Tuesday (6/30). Like they've been doing at other stops on this tour, the shows had them ending with covers of Pop-O-Pies' "Fascists Eat Donuts" [hey, the Pop-O-Pies! - Bill] and Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl," with Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender joining them on vocals. Video of those covers at the 6/30 show, and the setlist from that one, below.
photos by P Squared Photography
Ty Segall @ The Bell House 6/25/2015
There are those that say that a prolific rock guitarist like Ty Segall should never put down the electric. Why would he? But those that cling to this narrow viewpoint, have obviously never seen Ty Segall rock a crowd without the benefit of electric amplification. Turning down the reverb ("my crutch," he joked at the Mercury Lounge during the third and final night of the NYC acoustic run) allows one to truly comprehend Segall's genius. His vocal ableness and range, as well as the nuance of his brainy musical arrangements are readily discernible when the guitar isn't plugged in. And there will always be something so special about die-hard fans being given the opportunity to experience an intimate and laid back evening with their favorite artists. - [Across the Margin]Ty Segall just played four solo acoustic shows in NYC over the course of three days. We caught him right in the middle -- 6/25 at The Bell House -- where he played some favorites, a few new songs and some covers, including Devo's "Baby's Talkin' Bitches." (He also signed a fan's baseball.) Wand's Cory Hanson, who played an opening set right before (and also played with him at Rough Trade), joined Ty for a few songs as well. Pictures from Ty and Cory's sets are in this post.
Ty and Cory included a cover of Neil Young's "For The Turnstiles" at their Baby's show, and a short video clip of that is below.
Christian Peslak, of Saint Rich and Delicate Steve (and who will play David Johansen on Martin Scorsese's new '70s music biz drama for HBO), opened the night and seranaded one audience member with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright." Pictures from his set are below.
Gonerfest, Goner Records' annual music festival, will take place September 24-27, 2015 in Memphis, TN. This will be the 12th edition and the initial lineup includes Ultimate Painting, TY REX (Ty Segall doing T-Rex?), The Blind Shake, Nobunny, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Melbourne, Australia bands Pink Tiles, Cuntz, and Kid Convict & the Terrible Two, New Zealand's Salad Boys, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Timmy's Organism, NOTS, and more. A Golden Pass gets you into all shows and those are on sale now.
Gonerfest 12 initial lineup listed below...
photo: King Gizzard @ Bowery Ballroom on Friday (photo by @thepiratehat)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard just played Bowery Ballroom on Friday night (6/19 -- anybody hit that? We had theorized that the late show happening at Baby's that same night might be them, though it turned out to be Unknown Mortal Orchestra. However, King Gizzard have just announced that they'll be playing Baby's All Right on Wednesday (6/24), a late night show happening after Ty Segall's sold-out acoustic show. Doors will be 11:30 PM for that one and tickets are on sale now.
King Gizzard will also be opening for Ty, acoustically, at the Baby's show, along with Christian Peslak. Updated dates are listed below...
photos by Debi Del Grande
Spoon / Fuzz / Modest Mouse / Father John Misty / Syvan Esso / Diarrhea Planet
While Friday and Sunday nights are topped with EDM, Saturday belonged unequivocally and inarguably to good ol' rock and roll.Day 2 of the 2015 Sasquatch Music Festival, which happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, WA, featured such heavy-hitters as Spoon, Modest Mouse, Decemberists, and Father John Misty, as well as Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Sylvan Esso, and greasy-haired upstarts Diarrhea Planet, King Tuff and Ty Segall's proto-metal trio, Fuzz.
It climaxed early with a face-melting set from five-guitar band Diarrhea Planet, who brought every rock god dream to fruition: Head banging. Windmilling. Soloing behind your head. Soloing with your teeth. A dusty mosh pit kicked up in front of the stage, the wild-eyed youth unleashing their inner demons, all to the ritualistic howl of the electric guitar...
...The onslaught of guitars continued after sunset and well into the night, with veteran indie rock acts The Decemberists and Modest Mouse anchoring the main stage. The day concluded with a great set from fellow veteran band Spoon, but by that late the crowds had largely given up on guitar rock, trading it in for the synthesized sounds of ODESZA. - [Oregon Live]
Pictures from Sasquatch day 1 are HERE, and we'll have photos from the fest's final two days soon. More pics from day 2 below...
by Bill Pearis
Seattle's super-fun surf rockers La Luz will release their second album, Weirdo Shrine, on August 7 via Hardly Art. As mentioned, they made the LP with producer Ty Segall at a converted surf shop in San Dimas, California. Unlike the very clean sound of 2013's It's Alive, the new album is more revved up, with with some wild fuzzed-out solos piercing their twangy, tremolo'd tones. Segall says the album gave him visions of "a world...burning with colors I'd never seen, like mauve that is living." Okay, Ty. Well, that new energy is pretty evident on first single "You Disappear," which you can stream or download below.
La Luz have a few Pacific Northwest shows lined up for June. Those are listed, along with Weirdo Shrine's artwork, tracklist and song stream, below...
photos by P Squared Photography
Mikal Cronin @ Bowery Ballroom 5/5/2015
Mikal Cronin celebrated the release of his third album, the factually-titled MCIII, at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday night (5/5), part of his current tour. While the new album is resplendent in strings, Mikal and band played it straight, though keyboards did fill in some of the orchestrations. (His mostly-new band includes drummer Nick Murray who spent some time last year in Thee Oh Sees.) Pictures and setlist from the show -- including openers EZTV and William Tyler -- are in this post.
In other news, Mikal got some help from Hot Tub hosts Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal for his video for "Turn Around." Made with the JASH comedy group, it's a shot-for-shot remake of Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" video and features cameos from comedians Paul Scheer, Jonah Ray, Real Estate's Matt Mondanile and Mikal's old bandmate Ty Segall. The video has Imbruglia's seal of approval and you can watch that, along with Cronin's recent performance on Conan, below.
Mikal will be back in NYC this summer for the 2015 4Knots Festival on July 11 at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park, which also has Twin Peaks, Meatbodies and more on the bill as well. All upcoming tour dates for Mikal Cronin are listed, along with videos and more pics from his Bowery show, below...
photo: Axis:Sova @ Webster Hall in September 2015 (more by PSquared)
Chicago guitar tripper Axis:Sova released his new album, Early Surf, last month via Ty Segall's God? Records. You can check out the video for the title track, and stream a couple other LP tracks, below.
Last here opening for Ty, Axis:Sova are going on tour in April, including a stop in NYC at Palisades on Sunday (4/5) with PC Worship, Lushes, and Xander Duell. Tickets for that show are on sale. All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the Palisades show, below...
Indie labels Castle Face, Famous Class and In the Red (which have all released records by Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall) are teaming up to auction off rare vinyl test pressings to raise money for charity. They include releases by Ty and Thee Oh Sees, as well as Parquet Courts, White Fence, Fuzz, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, Wand, and lots more. To make them even more desirable, most of these test presses are signed or feature original art from the bands. John Dwyer hand painted all of his Castle Face releases himself. Pretty cool.
Proceeds from the Castle Face auction go to Pathway Recuperative Care; proceeds from the Famous Class auction and In the Red auction go to the Save the Music Foundation. The auctions run through March 22 and you can check out all the items up for bid below.