Ty Segall plays garage fuzzed up and dirty; just the way we like it around here. Sounding like it was recorded with an SM-58 that's seen far better days and blasted to tape, Segall's eponymous solo outing leaves aesthetics to the pros and grabs the garage rock flame with a gusto that's nothing if not admirable. Segall has the true heart of rock beating to his core and underneath the rough production and frantic pace lie some pretty catchy tunes. Segall kicks some new fury into the concept of a one man band, manning the drums with his feet and tearing ragged shreds from his guitar simultaneously. Typically hitting up a bit of the same territory that King Khan & BBQ have torn through but with a definite lack of the soul that Khan spills from the mic, Segall's white boy blues still fume with earnest emotion and while he may not have the soul he's certainly got the passion. I've said it before and I hate to repeat myself but 08's shaping up into a banner year for threadbare garage coming in from all corners of the country. Be sure to add Segall's name to that rag-tag pile while you're keeping score.
[MP3] Ty Segall - The Drag
[MP3] Ty Segall - So Alone
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