Entries tagged with: Ty Segall
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.
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).