by Zach Pollack

serious bedhead: cover art to 'Sleeper'

It's been 10-months since the release of garage rock maniac Ty Segall's most recent album, Twins. That's nearly an eternity in Ty-time but, as discussed, his new one, Sleeper, will be out on August 20 via Drag City. The LP is now streaming in its entirety via NPR, and Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton will also be hosting a live listening party at 1PM ET this afternoon. After they play the new record, the usually interview-adverse Ty will join the pair to chat about it.

The largely acoustic Sleeper was written after losing his father to cancer last year and sees Ty at quite possibly his most honest. Shedding his overdriven guitar approach, Ty manages to show just how much his songwriting skills have advanced. Don't worry: it still rocks, just maybe not exactly in the way you thought it might. The 36-minute, 10-song effort isn't a scorcher like his recent stuff but it may make you appreciate Ty more. It's got a basis in late-'60s folk and features lush string arrangements made popular in rock around that time.

And don't forget, Ty's proto-metal trio Fuzz will welcome their self-titled debut on October 1 via In the Red. You can catch him on tour in both incarnations: he plays Sleeper at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 29 (tickets) and Bowery Ballroom on August 30 (sold-out); then he'll be back with Fuzz at Mercury Lounge on October 12 (tickets).

All known Ty Segall // Fuzz dates are listed below...


Ty Segall -- 2013 Tour Dates
THU 8/22/2013 Center for the Arts - Los Angeles, California +
SAT 8/24/2013 FYF Fest - Los Angeles, California +
TUE 8/27/2013 Mohawk (Outside Stage) - Austin, Texas +
THU 8/29/2013 Music City Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York + with VietNam, David Novick
FRI 8/30/2013 Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York + with Chris Cohen, ARP, David Novick
SAT 8/31/2013 Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, Illinois +
MON 9/2/2013 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California + with Mike Donovan
WED 9/4/2013 Fernwood Tavern - Big Sur, California + with Mike Donovan
THU 9/5/2013 New Parish Music Hall - Oakland, California + with Mike Donovan
FRI 9/6/2013 MusicFest NorthWest (Ash Street Saloon) - Portland, Oregon + with Mike Donovan
SAT 9/7/2013 Neumos - Seattle, Washington + with Mike Donovan
SUN 9/8/2013 Neurolux - Boise, Idaho + with Mike Donovan
MON 9/9/2013 The Holland Project - Reno, Nevada + with Mike Donovan
SUN 12/1/2013 ATP End of an Era Part 2 Festival - Camber Sands, United Kingdom

+ performing SLEEPER

Fuzz -- 2013 Tour Dates
MON 9/23/2013 Le Rocher de Palmer - Bordeaux, France w/ Zombie-Zombie
TUE 9/24/2013 Point Ephémére - Paris, France
WED 9/25/2013 Les Botaniques - Brussels, Belgium
THU 9/26/2013 Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, Netherlands
FRI 9/27/2013 The Dome - London, United Kingdom
SAT 9/28/2013 Psych Fest - Liverpool, United Kingdom
WED 10/2/2013 Club Congress - Tucson, Arizona *
THU 10/3/2013 Padres - Marfa, Texas *
FRI 10/4/2013 Red 7 (Outside Stage) - Austin, Texas *
SAT 10/5/2013 Siberia - New Orleans, Louisiana *
SUN 10/6/2013 Hi-Tone - Memphis, Tennessee *, Ex-Cult
MON 10/7/2013 The End - Nashville, Tennessee *
TUE 10/8/2013 The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia *
THU 10/10/2013 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, North Carolina *
FRI 10/11/2013 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *
SAT 10/12/2013 Mercury Lounge - New York, New York *
MON 10/14/2013 Great Scott - Allston, Massachusetts *
TUE 10/15/2013 IL Motore - Montreal, Quebec, Canada *
WED 10/16/2013 Parts & Labour - Toronto, Ontario *, Teenanger
THU 10/17/2013 Lager House - Detroit, Michigan *
FRI 10/18/2013 Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, Illinois The Men, Purling Hiss, *
SAT 10/19/2013 The Cave (Carleton College) - Northfield, Minnesota *
SUN 10/20/2013 Turf Club - St. Paul, Minnesota *
MON 10/21/2013 The Waiting Room - Omaha, Nebraska *
TUE 10/22/2013 Hi-Dive - Denver, Colorado *
WED 10/23/2013 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah *
THU 10/24/2013 Beauty Bar (Las Vegas) - Las Vegas, Nevada *
FRI 10/25/2013 The Satellite - Los Angeles, California *

* w/ CCR Headcleaner