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Ty Segall & White Fence: Hair

[Drag City]

April 24, 2012  |  12:39pm
Ty Segall & White Fence: <em>Hair</em>

Bad news first: This isn’t Ty Segall’s best release to date. Oh, but, good news: He’s got another one coming in a couple months, and will probably continue producing at about that rate until we all stop caring about him—probably not even then. Until that point, we’ve got Hair, a glorious mess of an album Segall co-wrote with White Fence (a.k.a. Tim Presley), which, if the record’s press materials are to be believed, will be the first of many releases from the duo.

What’s it sound like? A lot like Segall’s proper solo material, frankly. Pretty acoustic diversions break up the Nuggets-inspired, long-haired rock ‘n’ roll binges; some parts drag, other parts scream, and the whole thing feels like it could fall apart at just about any second. During its finest moments, though, like the swinging, swaggering “Crybaby,” it sounds like the best music in the world, which is more than you can say for a lot of stuff coming down the pike these days. Here’s to the continued success of both of these gents. We’ll be hearing from them soon, of course.

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