Entries tagged with: Ty Segall
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.
by Bill Pearis
La Luz y Ty (photo via @laluzband)
Seattle's best young surf band, La Luz, are currently in the studio with producer and former tourmate Ty Segall, working on their second album for Hardly Art. That's exciting! They're still in the mixing stage and haven't come up with a title for the album yet. Stay tuned. You can stream their first album via Rdio below.
In the meantime, La Luz are getting ready to tour their way to and from SXSW. That unfortunately doesn't bring them to the Northeast (DC is as north as they're going), but they'll be playing Burgerama Four and other dates. All are listed, along with a full-set video recorded at KEXP, below.
Ty Segall @ Webster Hall, September 2013 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Ty Segall will be going doing some solo acoustic dates this summer, including four NYC shows:
June 24 at Baby's All RightTickets for Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale Friday (2/13) at noon with an AmEx presale for Merc on Wednesday (2/11) at noon. Tickets for Baby's and Bell House, which are both with Christian Peslak (Saint Rich / Delicate Steve), go on sale Friday at noon as well.
June 25 at The Bell House
June 26 at Mercury Lounge (early)
June 26 at Rough Trade (late)
Ty, who plays Burgerama in March, will also be doing acoustic shows in Chicago and Los Angeles, and all dates are listed below...
When I was 29, I was Google searching "female drummer," "girl drummer," and " woman drummer" out of curiosity. The results were really terrible at best. There were pages of "Can women really play the drums?" and "Top sexiest drummers of our time" lists then immediately after it would just go to lists of guy drummers. Having been a riot grrrl since I was a teenager and having played music since I was 15, having worked in music all my life, and having thrown many shows at my loft house in Brooklyn (The Woodser), I was kind of shocked to see that the internet hadn't caught up with the world of female drummers I knew. I wanted the world to know we existed. So I started Tom Tom as a blog with the intention to solely change the Google search results of those keyword searches. I thought there would be someone else that was already running a magazine about women drummers and was so convinced that they were going to eventually email me to let me know that they were already doing it. Then within six months time, it became obvious that there wasn't anyone else doing it. - Tom Tom founder Mindy Seegal Abovitz [via Bitch Media]The only magazine specifically about female drummers, Tom Tom Magazine is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the current issue, seen above, that includes interviews with Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa, Emily Rose Epstein (Ty Segall Band) and more.
The magazine has also started the Tom Tom Academy drum school:
In line with Tom Tom Magazine's vision of uniting and elevating the female musician community, the academy is run by highly experienced female drum instructors. The Tom Tom Academy welcomes students of all genders, ages, and backgrounds.In addition to lessons, Tom Tom Academy has a free "Last Thursdays" event at their Bushwick HQ, the next one being February 26:
Join us for free 15-minute drum lessons (all skill levels welcome) courtesy of our highly experienced instructors, academy tours, group sticking exercises, food, drink, Tom Tom Magazine reading, and drummer networking.To attend Tom Tom's "Last Thursdays" you need to sign up for details.
Then on February 28, Tom Tom has a workshop called The Shed:
Split into two tiers based on skill level, this two-hour workshop will outfit you with the skills, fills, tools, tips, and exercises you need to take your drumming to the next level.You need to reserve a spot to attend.
The $20 registration for this workshop includes two hours of intense instruction plus all the coffee you'll need, plus a fresh pair of complimentary drumsticks.
by Bill Pearis
photo:::Wand at Webster Hall, September 2014 (more by PSquared)
LA's psych destroyers Wand are back with a second album, Golem, less than a year after their debut, Ganglian Reef. This new one will be out March 17 via In the Red. Where their debut was deep in analog synths, Golem sounds a little more like their live show: loud. The first single, "Self Hypnosis In 3 Days," can be streamed below.
Around the release of the album, Wand will be heading out on an extensive North American tour that includes a visit to SXSW and two NYC shows: Baby's All Right on March 28 with Babes and Mercury Lounge on Sun. 3/29. Tickets for Baby's go on sale Friday (1/9) at noon and tix for Mercury Lounge go on sale January 16 with an AmEx presale starting January 14.
by Bill Pearis
Ty Segall's Manipulator made a lot of Best of 2014 lists (including my own) and his next release is slated for next week: a double 7" EP titled Mr. Face that is being touted as the world's first playable pair of 3-D glasses. The artist demonstrates above but you can also view the 3-D cover art via a pair of included cardboard glasses if you don't want to get fingerprints all over your limited-edition vinyl. The record is available for pre-order now via Famous Class and you can stream the EP's title track below.
Ty was last in NYC back in November to say goodbye to Death by Audio. He's got a few West Coast dates coming up and those are listed, along with the song stream and EP cover art, below...
by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
We love year-end lists -- reading them, making them, arguing about them. BrooklynVegan editors Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis have once again figured out their favorite albums of the year which you can check out, with commentary, below. Someday we may be able to come to an agreement on an official BV year-end list, but as you'll see there's not a lot of commonality between their two lists. (Specifically, there is zero commonality.) Which is ok! Diff'rent Strokes to rule the world. This year, they've also added their Top 20 favorite songs as well.
Find out what made their lists, below...
Montreal duo The Muscadettes are currently holed up working on their debut album but while we wait for news on that, they've offered up holiday treat in the form of new song, "Christmas Kitty." With a twangy, B-52's lead, its a bouncy little stocking stuffer that makes its premiere in this post. You can stream it below.
The Muscadettes, who were last in NYC for CMJ, have also been making a list and checking it twice, in this case their Top 10 LPs of 2014 which they've shared with us as well. You can check that out below too.
First tracks, then honorable mentions, and now Pitchfork has put out their Top 50 Albums of 2014. There's nothing entirely out of left field, but there's definitely some surprises here. Taylor Swift, whose album was not reviewed at all (I guess it was a pretty obscure one), comes in at #31 with her album, 1989. Sun Kil Moon, which was the only 2014 album in their Top 10 Albums of the Decade So Far this past August (and seemed like a sure bet for #1) dropped down to #7 and was beaten out by his enemies The War on Drugs. TWOD actually came in at #3 themselves, and the two ahead of them are two you may not have seen coming.
We already knew that Pallbearer, the only Best New Music metal album of 2014, was an honorable mention, which unsurprisingly left zero metal albums on this list. No other BNM album got snubbed (save for a Hyperdub compilation and the Beyonce album, but that was probably because it was technically a 2013 release), and there's not really any glaring omissions in terms of what Pitchfork appeared to champion this year.
See the list for yourself below...
Pitchfork have begun rolling out their year-end coverage, and today they posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Like every year, it's a very diverse list, with songs from Taylor Swift, The New Pornographers, iLoveMakonnen, Protomartyr, Cloud Nothings, Rae Sreummurd, Makthaverskan, Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Azealia Banks, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Dej Loaf, Migos, Alvvays, Against Me!, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Bobby Shmurda, Charli XCX, Grouper, Beyonce, Perfume Genius, Shamir, Michael Jackson, Tinashe and more. And their #1 seems to be the most ubiquitous #1 of 2014.
Check out the full list below...
Man, Burger Records is really feeling the Angus Soundtrack '90s kids lately. First they signed The Muffs and now they've booked Weezer for their fourth Burgerama festival happening March 28-29 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. And that's not their only kinda-crazy booking this year. They've also got Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the current version of Gang of Four, and of course plenty of awesome more expected names like Ty Segall, Black Lips, J Mascis, Ariel Pink, Roky Erickson, King Khan & BBQ Show, FIDLAR, White Fence, together PANGEA, The Queers, The Coathangers, Shannon and the Clams, JEFF the Brotherhood, La Luz, Girl Band and still plenty more as you can see in the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday (12/12).
Topshelf Records has had a pretty great year, putting out records by several rising young bands across various rock subgenres (not just emo!), as well as long-awaited returns from veteran bands. Some of those artists, like You Blew It!, are already ending up on 2014 year-end lists, and we asked a few bands on the label to tell us their favorite albums of the year. Below, you'll find year-end lists from You Blew It!, The Jazz June, Cut Teeth, Nai Harvest, and label co-founder Kevin Duquette.
You Blew It! recently announced an upcoming EP on Jade Tree and a tour with Rozwell Kid (who are on their list), Tiny Moving Parts (who are an honorable mention) and Sorority Noise. As discussed, that tour hits NYC on 2/20 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (12/5).
The Jazz June are going on a tour with labelmates Field Mouse (who are on their list) soon, which hits NYC on 12/27 at Saint Vitus (tickets). They put out their first album since 2002 this year, and also headlined the BV CMJ showcase which also featured Beach Slang, who are on their list.
In other Topshelf news, they've got a Caravels / Octaves split, a new Suis La Lune album, and new music from Kind of Like Spitting on the way. And as discussed, Bob Nanna is releasing the first City On Film album since 2005 on the label this month. He already released the first Braid album since 1998 on the label earlier in the year.
Browse the Topshelf lists below...
We're just over a month away from 2015 and those UK year-end lists keep pouring in. Now British music mag Uncut has posted their 75 Best Albums of 2014. Looks like their winner is becoming a popular choice for #1, and the rest of their top 10 is split between real-deal veterans (Leonard Cohen [falling just a tad from his 2012 #1 spot], Robert Plant) and rising newcomers (FKA twigs). Elsewhere the list has a lot of the indie-related albums that keep popping up, a good deal of folk/country, more veteran appearances, and a certain opinionated UK duo who have appeared on every UK list we've seen so far and make their US debut this week.
Check out the full list below...
We just posted Q Magazine's Best of 2014 albums list and now here's the same from sister publication MOJO. Not only do they share a publisher, but also more than half of same albums appear on both lists. The War on Drugs was #2 here, making war for Beck's Morning Phase in the top spot. Check out the whole list below.
While MOJO is seen as a safe haven for "heritage" acts, there are some records in their Top 10 that don't prominently feature acoustic guitars: coming in at #3 is Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit. You can catch the Mods' North American live debut this Saturday (11/29) at The Wick with The Gotobeds, The Rogers Sisters and "very special guests" who will be announced closer to the show. Tickets are still available.
MOJO's full Top 50 LPs of 2014 list below...
Rough Trade were the first out of the gate with year-end lists but now long-running UK monthly music mag Q has just published their end-of-the-year issue (with cover star Ed Sheeran) which includes their Top 50 LPs of 2014. The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream comes in at #1. Have you made your list yet? Check out the rest of Q's favorite albums of 2014 below...
by Bill Pearis
"EDAN! EDAN! EDAN!" Ty Segall led a repeated chant last night in tribute to Edan Wilber who runs sound, has booked most of the shows and generally lives, eats, breathes and occasionally sleeps Death by Audio for most of its existence. (As you may have heard, Ty was last night's "secret guest" at the soon-to-close DIY venue.) "I'm honored and a little sad to be playing here tonight. I kinda feel like I've grown up here. I played my first New York show here, at the tender age of 21 or 20, with Thee Oh Sees and Sic Alps. There were 75 people there...we love you guys."
It was a crazy show -- there was a line of nearly a hundred people when I got to DbA around 8:15 PM -- and I'm pretty sure it was sold out by the time Rips started at 9. (The Numerators and Guantanamo Baywatch also played.) Ty's popularity has skyrocketed and I'd wager half the people there had never been to DbA before. It was definitely a different vibe than its been at most of these farewell shows. But any grumpiness on my part melted away when Ty took the stage. I think he was looking at Edan most of the set, and those repeated chants were pretty heartwarming. Ty's fanbase may have changed, but he hasn't. Mid-set, Ty had the crowd hoist Edan up and send him back, all the way back to the bar. Or at least the merch table. Edan had the biggest grin on his face, it was definitely a Top 10 DbA Moment for me.
The wildest part of the show came during "Tell Me What's Inside Your Heart" when Ty said he wanted to see 100 people crowdsurf, and had someone keeping vocal count. They hit their mark. While the general insanity of the crowd took overwhelmed the evening, Ty and his band sounded great and we got a fair ammount of his teriffic new album, Manipulator, a few older rippers, plus covers of "Wild Thing/Louie Louie" and, um, "Californication." The night ended with Manipulator standout "It's Over," which was appropriate on a couple levels. Setlist from Ty's DbA show, plus video of Edan getting passed back and a few more instagrams, below...
Eight nights left for DbA. Tonight's show (11/15) is a great one without evening knowing who the special guest is: Ovlov, Big Ups and Yvette. Meanwhile, Guantanamo Baywatch play in Brooklyn again tonight (11/15) at Baby's All Right with Fletcher C Johnson and Scully. That's a late night show, doors at midnight.
Instagrams, video and setlist from last night's Ty Segall show below...
Rough Trade NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As they usually are, Rough Trade Shops are one of the first this year to post their favorite albums of 2014 list. It's 100 albums long and mostly filled with the bigger indie and indie-related releases of the year, but there's a few surprises in there too. Mark Kozelek will not be happy to see that The War On Drugs placed #2, 8 higher than the Sun Kil Moon record. Mark should be proud that he made the list not once, but TWICE though. His Christmas album landed at #84. Run the Jewels, who are not on it all, have started a "Suck My Dick Rough Trade" chant. Check out their full list below and see more on each album here.
Ty Segall not only has a new non-LP tracks compilation coming out but he's also got a live album as well. It's part of Castle Face's Live in San Francisco series and was recorded at The Rickshaw Stop. That's the cover art above and you can stream the Ty Segall Band doing a thick-n-heavy "What's Inside Your Heart" from it below and the album is out January 26.
We're still hoping Ty Segall makes time for another show at Death by Audio before it closes next weekend. There are certainly a few "Special Guest" and "Top Secret!" slots on their schedule. Cross your fingers.
Live LP trackslist and song stream below...
by Bill Pearis
Ty Segall @ Webster Hall in September (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Ty Segall released the great double-length Manipulator earlier this year but for those who need more, you can look forward to $INGLE$ 2 which will be out via Drag City on November 18. As its titled implies, this collects very sides of flexis, splits, 7"s and other non-LP tracks. You can stream a few songs from it below.
Ty is currently on tour in Europe, a trek that wraps up November 12 in London. He'll then head off to Australia a month after that. Maybe he'll stop in NYC on the way back from the UK to play Death by Audio in its final salvo? He's definitely one of the artists that come to mind when you think of DbA. We shall see.
All tour dates, plus song streams and $INGLE$ 2 tracklist, below...
photos by Ebru Yildiz
Ty Segall @ Webster Hall 9/20/2014
Segall's frequent glam-rock references were dusted through the set like a fine layer of glitter; Cronin wore shiny blue facepaint; the crop-circle-esque Manipulator logo provided a backdrop on the Webster stage and adorned Segall's all-white ensemble. But the sonic focus was on those blistering guitar solos that populate so many of the tracks on Manipulator. Segall's fingers only left his strings for an occasional fist-pump or finger-point into the churning crowd. There were very few moments the audience was not wont to mosh, and mosh they did.Last night (9/18), Ty Segall played his second of two Webster Hall shows which was just as bonkers as the first night, with a constant stream of (gentle) stage divers and crowdsurfers, including Ty himself where atop the audience he sang his last song of the night.
Though barricades around the photo pit are customary at Webster Hall shows, neither were present on Thursday. That's because Wednesday's attendees obliterated them, and perhaps management thought it best to forgo setting them up again only to have them ignored. So the stream of kids jumping onstage only to jump off a few seconds later was pretty much constant, including one flannel-clad guy very dedicated to a '90s state of mind who must have made the leap a dozen or so times in the last half of the 20-odd song set. - [Village Voice]
Thursday was also the first night of the tour's second leg which is with Seattle's charming surf rockers La Luz. Pictures from their set, and more of Ty's set, below...