As a one-man garage band powerhouse, San Francisco's Ty Segall is cooler than this guy, this guy, and all of these guys put together, who aren't even a one-man band. He plays drums and guitar at once, throttles his vocal chords and ships it all off through waves of reverb with, like, great melodies and stuff.
Segall, after all, is a swarthy part of the ever-budding garage-friendly Bay Area scene, where Thee Oh Sees and others channel Nuggets and Pretty Things with oomph and style. After last year's debut Castle Face, we've now gotten Lemons, an album in turns scuzzy and gorgeous, which Segall is taking back on tour beginning in August.
The live shows of Lemons are actually so ferocious that they've now required Segall to abandon one-man-band-dom and take on some touring help. So when you check out "Ty Segall" as a three-piece, you won't get the full effect of those at past shows:
Still, Segall has with him such acts as the Dirtbombs, Jeff the Brotherhood, the Mantles, Golden Triangle and Digital Leather. And he's planning a stop at Goner Records' infamous Gonerfest in Memphis, which features almost too many garage rockers to be entirely believable.
See him live:
Ty Segall on MySpace
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