As a follow-up to the explosive “Alta,” which he released last month, Ty Segall has shared another headbanger, “Meaning,” to keep the garage-rock spirit alive. As far as instrumentation goes, Segall mixes the conventional with the not-so-conventional, starting the song off with a medley of drum and cowbell beats, then incorporating screwy guitars as the songs builds and builds into borderline white-noise guitar fuzz. Don’t expect to hear Segall’s signature wail in this one, though. Instead, his wife, Denée Segall (formerly Petracek), helms lead vocals to hammer home the meaning of “Meaning.”
Perhaps we can expect another album from Segall pretty soon, what with all the new singles he’s dishing out. What we do know for certain is that he’s acting as a good Samaritan in the coming months, putting on a couple of shows for charity, including a concert in Los Angeles on Nov. 3 to benefit Waves for Water’s Puerto Rico relief initiative and another pair of shows in San Francisco Dec. 17-18 to support OCS in benefitting the Coalition on Homelessness.
Listen to Segall’s newest single below, and be sure to check out his 2010 Daytrotter Session underneath that while you’re at it.