Is Ty Segall trying to break the record for most albums released in one year? Who knows, but he’s well on his way regardless.
At his Oct. 18 “Orange Rainbow” art show’s opening reception in Los Angeles, Segall surprise-released a limited run—literally only 55 copies—of his fourth new album this year, also titled Orange Rainbow.
Officially listed on Discogs, with a tracklist confirmed by Pitchfork, the 13-track album was self-released. Available only on cassette, there were four different color variations of the cover: 11 red, 11 orange, 11 bright yellow and 22 deep yellow. Check out the red variant, as well as details of the handmade tapes, in the Instagram post below.
#TySegall art show opening reception tonight at @cryingclover . Some favorite pieces. Also #FannyDog chilling and schmoozing with the art world elite. New Ty tape dubbed “Orange Rainbow” limited edition of 55. Picked up No.1 & 55. . . . #tysegall #orangerainbow #cassette #newmusic #music #art #artwork #drawing #expression #inspiration #fuzz #intheredrecords @intheredrecords #surfrock #garagerock #punkrock #fun #openingreception #fuckartletsdrugs #artist #raremusic #raretape #limitedrelease #freedomband #emptionalmugger
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Orange Rainbow follows Segall’s critically acclaimed solo release Freedom’s Goblin, his collaboration with L.A.-based psych-pop artist White Fence on Joy and his sophomore album with GØGGS, Pre-Strike Sweep. It precedes his forthcoming covers album Fudge Sandwich, due out on Oct. 26—that’ll make five albums in 2018, for those of you keeping score at home. So far, Segall has previewed Fudge Sandwich with covers of The Dils’ “Class War” and Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m A Man.”
So far, there has been no information regarding a wider release of the surprise album. However, considering how under-the-radar the release was, it’s likely that Orange Rainbow will remain exclusive.
However, somewhat lessening the pain of not being able to grab one of the extremely limited copies of the album, fans can find catch Segall live on his solo acoustic tour this fall. Check out the dates below, beneath Segall’s 2010 Daytrotter Session.
Ty Segall Solo Acoustic Tour Dates:
20 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Henry Miller Memorial Library *
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel *#
22 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Rio Theater *
24 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater *
25 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Cabaret *
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos *
28 – Missoula, Mont. @ Monk’s
30 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
02 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall ^
03 – Detroit, Mich. @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit ^
04 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Buffalo Iron Works ^
06 – South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground ^
07 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall ^
08 – Hamden, Conn. @ The Space Ballroom ^
09 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Warsaw ^
12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
13 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
15 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle!
16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West %
17 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jack’s %
18 – Austin, Texas @ J. Lorraine Ghost Town %
(* = with Shannon Lay)
(# = with Mike Donovan)
(^ = with William Tyler)
(! = with Greg Cartwright)
(% = with Emmett Kelly)