Just a year ago, Ty Segall dropped Emotional Mugger. It was odd and amazing. Ty gave birth to a new persona, a new live band,  and a new experience. The live shows consisted of crowd surfing, spit, and toilet paper.

He is probably one of the most prolific musicians of our time, with a vast discography that never disappoints. His new self-titled record is an exciting addition. In Ty Segall’s world, every record ensures a different experience.

“Break A Guitar” features Ty’s blistering riffs that never fall short, this track is a perfect introduction to his new album. Then, “Warm Hands” surprises you. It creeps up on you with bizarre vocals and riffs, but then it seamlessly contorts into a heavy tune, this goes on for about ten minutes. Tracks like “The Only One” and “Thank You Mr.K” are maniacal throughout, with the fuzz on the highest setting. “Talkin” and “Orange Colored Queen” are beautiful ballads that showcase Segall’s intimate side.

With every new Ty Segall album, there is a new live show and a new ensemble. This year Ty Segall has formed what he calls The Freedom Band, composed of recognizable musicians Like Mikal Cronin and Charles Moothart whom have collaborated with him before. Be sure to catch Ty Segall and The Freedom Band as they tour across the country this year, I can’t say I know what it’ll be like but it will be marvelous.

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- Words by Victor Villa

Ty Segall Tour:

01-27 San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
02-02 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
02-03 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
02-27 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
03-01 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
03-02 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-10 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
05-11 Indianapolis, IN - Irving Theater
05-14 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
05-17 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-20 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
05-21 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theater
05-22 Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall
05-25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
05-27 Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre