Monday, May 17, 2010

Ty Segall - Melted

Ty Segall hooked me up with the Caesar 7'' when we had him play at our day party during SXSW, which was one of the highlights of the week for me. Over the past two years he's released records more often than most people do laundry, amassing a collection of irresistibly catchy psychedelic-garage-pop tunes filled with 1960s rock riffs. I've probably spun "Caesar" track a dozen times already, which turns out to be the opening number on the San Francisco psych wunderkind's third album Melted, slated for release May 25, 2010 on Goner Records.

Segall says Melted sounds like "Cherry Cola, Sno-Cones and taffy." Goner says it is "a huge step forward in fidelity, in songwriting, and in overall zaniness."
"On the heels of two critically acclaimed solo albums, Segall holed up in a basement studio with Mike Donovan of the Sic Alps in late 2009 and early 2010 to come up with Melted. Friends occasionally dropped by to hang out and help--including Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees) and Eric Bauer (Crack W.A.R.). The result is a carefree yet precise balance of acoustic and electric elements. Distorted echo and thunder mix together with enough clean guitar lines and addictive choruses to deliver an album that recalls the '60s without sounding like anything created during that decade."
Ty Segall will be back in Austin on May 27, performing at Red 7 during Chaos In Tejas.