by Bill Pearis

Ty Segall

Ty Segall's new album, Manipulator, is out next week via Drag City but you can listen to it now via NPR. It is an understatement to say that Ty is prolific and with that some of his past releases aren't entirely essential though there are always more that a few great songs on each one. Manipulator, however -- a 17-track double album no less -- is pretty much all hits. It's got his best songs yet, featuring inventive arrangements, ripping performances and just the right amount of studio polish. Manipulator's not just a great garage album, it's one of the year's best records, period.

Look for Ty Segall on tour this fall, playing two nights at NYC's Webster Hall on September 17 & 18, the latter date being with La Luz. Tickets for both shows are still available.