San Francisco psych Wunderkind Ty Segall continues a tireless musical assault on ears and minds with his third album, Melted. Segall says it sounds like “cherry cola, Sno-Cones and taffy. “Indeed! Over the past two years he’s released records more often than most people do laundry.
But somehow there is still a heap of anticipation for this new album on Goner packed full of truly psychedelic pop songs with great vocals and exciting arrangements.
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. It’s 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. Time melts away, vision melts away, minds melt away. Ty Gegall is supported by 206 and Zentralheizung of Death des Todes.
“The clarion call/siren sound of his guitar….the helium-steamed ride of the vocals….track after track, releasing the thought that have been holding us down, all in the name of getting higher on pop songs. Why have one when you can have two? It’s a big world, and MANIPULATOR has only begun to fight.” (Drag City, 2014)
Ty Segall & J.C. SATÁN
Thursday, 06 September 2014 | 20:00 CET
Astra Kulturhaus | Revaler Straße 99 | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain