Ty Segall has made a name for himself as garage rock’s resident shredder with his extensive discography. This year especially, he’s been shelling out tons of new music, and he’s adding another banger to his collection, “Alta.” It is the first song he’s shared since his Fried Shallots EP, which he released in July to benefit the ACLU.
With “Alta,” Segall curtsies to Mother Nature, essentially composing a love song to his hometown pre-civilization. Starting out accordingly, he plays a pretty piano melody, later erupting into the scorching, fuzzy guitar jams that he’s known and loved for. He professes his feelings for the city’s natural state with a bold declaration: “I would fight to save you / I would give my life.”
The Freedom Band, consisting of Emmett Kelly (guitar, vocals), Mikal Cronin (bass, vocals), Charles Moothart (drums) and Ben Boye (keyboards), backed Segall on the track, which was recorded with Steve Albini at Chicago’s Electric Audio. Listen to “Alta” below, and while you’re at it, check out Segall’s 2010 Daytrotter Session.