Ty Segall announces break from releasing studio albums to release live album

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Ty Segall — wild child, bon vivant, poet laureate — makes a lot of music. This is wellworn territory.

There comes a time in every artist’s career however, where they need to take a step back from it all; stop writing, recording, and releasing studio albums, and just veg out. As such, Ty Segall has announced he will be taking a break from releasing new studio albums…to release a new live album.

Out March 29 on Drag City, Deforming Lobes was recorded live at the Telegram Ballroom in Los Angeles during Segall’s tour with the Freedom Band — Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye — in support of last year’s Freedom’s Goblin. Another fun tidbit: the album was actually recorded by notable recorder-of-things Steve Albini! And while only eight tracks long, Deforming Lobes covers material from across Segall’s catalog, serving as a sort of bookend/exclamation point to the Freedom’s Goblin era.

Deforming Lobes is out March 29 via Drag City. Listen to “Love Fuzz,” and check out the album’s artwork and track listing down below. Pre-order the album here. See you all here again in three months when Ty announces a new studio album, which we’re going on-record to predict will be called Transcendental Burro.

Deforming Lobes by Ty Segall

Deforming Lobes

01. Warm Hands
02. Squealer
03. Breakfast Eggs
04. The Crawler
05. Finger
06. They Told Me Too
07. Cherry Red
08. Love Fuzz

The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

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I know this year’s been kind of exhausting music-wise. It’s been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing but malaise: Post Malone going all Individual-1 about “fake news”, grotesque Soundcloud rappers turning out to be all-problematic/no-faves, the final demise of anything resemblingMore »

The C.I.A. – “Oblivion” Video

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The C.I.A. is a new-ish project featuring wife-and-husband Denée and Ty Segall and the Cario Gang’s Emmett Kelly, and late next month they’ll be releasing their self-titled debut album. They had previously put out a self-titled tape that was only available on tour. A month ago, we heard the searing “PleasureMore »

Live Blog: Desert Daze 2018

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Desert Daze 2018
Moreno Beach; Lake Perris, CA

[October 12-14, 2018]

2018 saw Southern California’s psychedelic freakout fest Desert Daze reaching its highest highs, as well as it lowest lows. Between a change in venue, a drastic boost in attendance, and an unfortunate weather-related catastrophe, this year’s festivities tested its attendee’s patience in more ways than one. And yet, in spite of some serious mishaps, Desert Daze amazingly managed to pull through for yet another wild weekend, proving yet again why it’s one of the more unique, all-in-one festival experiences out there today.

For a festival that prides itself on its good vibes, this year’s Desert Daze started out on a pretty harsh note. Day 1 was basically a disaster, with the line just to get into the parking lot taking a solid three and a half hours, and that’s after driving two hours from L.A. to get to the festival’s new home of Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. We didn’t even make it into the campgrounds until around 6 PM, and by the time we had settled into our campsite, we only had time to try and catch Tame Impala’s headlining set that night. Little did we know that the travesties were only beginning; less than 10 minutes into Tame Impala’s set, the band was rushed offstage by a sound guy who informed us that there was a freak lightning storm headed straight in our direction, and that we essentially had to get the fuck out. Cue the pouring rain (as well as a frantic series of text alerts warning us to not take shelter under trees, buildings, or tents — leaving us where exactly?), and Day 1 amounted to one of the most ridiculous series of events that’s happened to me at a music festival.

But from there, the clouds hanging over the weekend surprisingly cleared up. I must admit that I was skeptical of the festival moving from Joshua Tree — one of the most legendary parks in America — to the middle of San Bernardino, but Moreno Beach was an absolute dream. Getting to go for a swim in between sets was lovely and once again proved Desert Daze’s affinity for offering much more to festival-goers than just a series of stages to hustle between before driving back to the hotel for the night. Between all the colorful art installations, the bountiful camping accommodations, and the silly activities in the Mystic Bazaar, Desert Daze is a fun festival to hang out at for three days, to say nothing of their penchant for booking an expansive range of artists stretching from Julia Holter to Slowdive to Earth to Death Grips.

The prices are still more expensive than they should be, but there’s something about going from floating in a lake to basking in the apocalyptic noise of My Bloody Valentine that’s hard to beat. Take a look at our photos from this year, and see if you can catch a vibe or two.

Words by Sam Goldner, Photos by Stephanie Riesco

Tame Impala

Kevin Morby

Kikagaku Moyo


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Julia Holter


Death Grips

Ty & Denée Segall Announce New Album As The C.I.A.

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Just last week, Ty Segall quietly released his fifth album of the year on a limited-edition cassette run, and that crazy productivity rate doesn’t even include the music he’s been making with his wife Denée. They’re in a band together called The C.I.A., and earlier this year they put out a More »

Ty Segall, Boygenius, Playboi Carti, & More Offering Free Concert Tickets For Voters

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Voters can score free entry to concerts from Drive-By Truckers, Playboi Carti and indie supergroup Boygenius on election day just by doing their civic duty. Voter turnout initiative #iVoted has secured free tickets for 78 events across 32 states and counting for Tuesday Nov. 6, the day of midterm elections in the United States. More »

Ty Segall Surprise Releases 5th Album Of 2018 Limited To 55 Cassettes

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Ty SegallTy Segall has become one of the biggest names in underground music partially through sheer force of productivity. The endlessly prolific garage rocker has already released three albums this year — his solo effort Freedom’s Goblin, a collaborative LP with White Fence called Joy, and a brand new ripper with his … More »

Ty Segall – “Class War” (The Dils Cover)

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Ty SegallAt the end of the month, Ty Segall is releasing Fudge Sandwich, a covers album featuring the world’s reigning garage rock king reinventing tracks by John Lennon, Neil Young, Overkill, the Grateful Dead, War, Funkadelic, and more. He introduced the project with a cover of Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m A Man,” a tune … More »

Ty Segall announces covers album Fudge Sandwich, sadly does not reveal his award-winning fudge sandwich recipe

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If there’s two things in life that Ty Segall loves, it’s writing albums and making songs. How else do you explain his one billion songs spread out across 583 albums? The man is as prolific as they come. What happens however, when the time comes for Ty Segall to release his third album of the year, but he’s totally blanking on song ideas!? The answer…is Fudge Sandwich.

A slab of chocolate nestled between two slices of bread, Fudge Sandwich is a Ty Segall covers album. No no — not a collection of others interpreting Ty Segall songs, nor Ty covering himself by performing all of Emotional Mugger on flugelhorn. This is Ty MF-ing Segall having some fun in between the times he takes his dog out for a walk, performing covers of some of his favorite artists: John Lennon, Funkadelic, Sparks, Grateful Dead, and more! (Because what would a covers album be without the inclusion of the immortal “and more!”?)

Get a taste of this sweet sammie by listening to Segall’s cover of the Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m A Man” down below. Fudge Sandwich is being served up on October 26 via In The Red and can be pre-ordered “for here” and “to go” right over here. Yum.

Fudge Sandwich w/ all the fixings:

01. Lowrider
02. I’m A Man
03. Isolation
04. Hit it And Quit it
05. Class War
06. The Loner
07. Pretty Miss Titty
08. Archangel Thunderbird
09. Rotten To The Core
10. St. Stephen
11. Slowboat

Ty Segall & White Fence – “Body Behavior”

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Ty Segall & White Fence - JoyA few months back, Ty Segall and White Fence announced a new album together, Joy. It’s the two Californians first team-up in six years, since they put out their first collaborative record, Hair, and we’ve already heard “Good Boy” from it. Today, Segall and Tim Presley have shared another single, “Body Behavior,” which … More »