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






Slowdive




King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard











Julia Holter













Earth






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 »

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 »

Ty Segall announces break from releasing new albums to release new album with White Fence

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How well do you remember 2012?

Well enough to recall that was the year that Ty Segall and White Fence (a.k.a. Tim Presley) first joined forces for to create a two-headed psych-folk masterbeast called Hair? Or is that just some distant yet fond memory now nestled among the countless Ty Segall releases (the dude appears to have no off-switch) and the White Fence/Presley killers like his recent DRINKS record with Cate Le Bon?

Okay, now stop scratching into your pot-holed memories, because all that is in the past and you have a very bright and expansive future ahead of you in which Segall and White Fence have re-united for another record. This time it’s called Joy, and it’ll be released via Drag City on July 20.

You needn’t worry whether Joy will be some wild departure towards conga-infused, spoken word pieces, either; because the lead single “Good Boy” — conveniently embedded below — suggests that it contains another solid 15 tracks’ worth of burning-garage-flecked psychedelia.

Pre-order the album here and catch the lads live this fall when they hit the road to prove they aren’t holograms (because let’s face it: the wildest of rumors are always the hardest to shake).

Joy by Ty Segall & White Fence

Joy tracklisting:

01. Beginning
02. Please Don’t Leave This Town
03. Room Connector
04. Body Behavior
05. Good Boy
06. Hey Joel, Where You Going With That?
07. Rock Flute
08. A Nod
09. Grin Without Smile
10. Other Way
11. Prettiest Dog
12. Do Your Hair
13. She Is Gold
14. Tommy’s Place
15. My Friend

JOY to (the following select cities of) the world:

10.06.18 – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
10.07.18 – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
10.08.18 – Neumos, Seattle, WA
10.10.18 – Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
10.11.18 – Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma, CA
10.10-10.14 – Desert Daze Festival in Moreno Valley, CA