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Harmonizer

Ty Segall has a new album titled “Harmonizer” that he has just foisted upon the world. The album, his first since 2019’s great “First Taste”, was made at Ty’s new Haronizer studios and co-produced by Cooper Crain. Members of Ty’s Freedom Band — Ben Boye, Mikal Cronin, Emmett Kelly, and Charles Moothart — all appear on the album, as does Ty’s wife, Denée Segall, who co-wrote two of the songs and sings lead on “Feel Good.” She also shot the album’s cover

The surprise new album Harmonizer which he has also released via Drag City Records. The album sees Segall’s sound continue to evolve into a new and unexpected territory. The album sees him lean further into synth production as well as bets, keyboard textures as well as of course guitars. It’s the first recording of Ty’s to be released from Ty’s newly-completed Harmonizer Studios . It’s his first album in forever (two years)! ty glides smoothly into a wild area with a synthtasm of production redesign, dialling up a wealth of new guitar and keyboard settings.

Again, Segall does what HE likes to do. This unexpected album just came out of the blue without any marketing promo. It’s a characteristic Segall record. Some Black Sabbath styled drones, some fuzzing and buzzing stompers, some hazy psycherazza and his partner Denée singing a track called ‘Feel Good’ (she also wrote the lyrics). Yep, it’s Ty by numbers, but his numbers are as usual pretty good.

A seething statement of emotional austerity, harmonizer enraptures the ear, while enabling ty to cut through dense undergrowth, making groove moves for the body, mind and soul. ty glides smoothly into unexpected territory, right where he likes to find himself! responding to the challenge his new songs gave him: a synthtastic production redesign, Ty kicks back with bottom-heavy creativity, dialling up a wealth of guitar and keyboard settings to do the deed. “Harmonizer” is a glossy, barely-precedented sound for him, and truth, it enraptures the ear — but in Ty’s hands, the sound is also a tool that allows him to cut through dense undergrowth, making for some of his cleanest songs and starkest ideas to date. Harmonizer’s production model couches tightly-controlled beats in thick keyboard textures, with direct-input guitar signal whining and buzzing purposefully from left to right. the Freedom band appear all over the record, but often one at a time, their contributions leaving a distinctive footprint on the proceedings wherever they appear.

Operating in this airtight environment with an eye towards precision, feel, and explosive mass, Ty’s crafted a formidable listening encounter — and once you get between the lines, the need to know more grows more compelling with every song. the thing about closed doors is they need opening again, no matter what happens. you open them and then you can pass through them. and there’s light on the other side. that’s what this album is about. the first recording to be released from Ty’s just-completed Harmonizer studios, Harmonizer benefits from a collaboration with Cooper Crain, who co-produced the album with Ty. the venn diagram of these guys unites them in diy/punk dyed-in-the-wooldom; Ty’s propers you know, but cooper’s own unique journey in rhythm, minimalism and diy (as heard on his productions with cave, bitchin bajas and jackie lynn) mines the depths around Ty’s peerless vocal attack and aid in the latest chapter of his never-ending search for unfathomably corrosive guitar sounds. spoiler alert: they found some more! bursting with transcendent energy, harmonizer is an extension of the classic style of emotional mugger and sleeper, revisiting the lonely days and loathsome nights of the alienated, grown-up-wrong soul, to make it all right in the end.

Ty Segall will take The Freedom Band on a USA West Coast tour, and has dates with his proto-metal-inspired trio Fuzz in 2022. 

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We are pleased to bring you Ty’s full solo performance recorded “Live at Zebulon” in June of 2020.

Under the dead of night, a stoic young gentleman named Ty Segall killed a garage rocker for punk. In the same secrecy, the California-born punk and roll darling slid a pre-order without any promotion, press or flim flam. What we have here is the full set Ty performed “Live at Zebulon back in June for all of us quarantining live music addicts thirsting for a taste of what we once knew. He delivered the goods from across his career. Crowd favorites like Finger” mixed with new cuts like Taste” for maximum hooliganry.

Tracklist: Finger 0:21 Squealer 3:34 Candy Sam 6:30 Warm Hands 10:00 You’re the Doctor 17:50 Taste 19:54 Love Fuzz 23:36

We’ve got three coloured variants for 200 whites, 300 pinks and 400 yellows and 600 classic blacks.  Don’t dilly dally, folks. Ty has fans from Des Moines to Timbuktu.

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Ty Segall’s proto-metal-style power trio Fuzz were supposed to be on tour right now supporting their third album, including two February shows in NYC. Those dates, which had already been postponed from the summer, have been postponed again, but to tide you over they’ve taped a short live set at Gold Diggers Studio 1 in Los Angeles and have shared it with the world.

The band, which feature Ty Segall on Drums/vox, Charles Moothart on guitar/vox and Chad Ubovich on bass/vox, plow through four songs — “Nothing People,” “Mirror,” “Close Your Eyes,” and “Loose Sutures.” Says label In the Red, “This performance will be available on our youtube page for a limited time only. From the Wolf Moon to the Snow Moon, to be exact (1/28/21 – 2/27/21).”

Surprise!! In The Red Records is proud to present to you a brand new live set from Fuzz, recorded here in Los Angeles at Gold Diggers Studio 1. Why? Simply for your enjoyment. This performance will be available on our youtube page for a limited time only. From the Wolf Moon to the Snow Moon, to be exact (1/28/21 – 2/27/21). Enjoy! Set list: Nothing People Mirror Close Your Eyes Loose Sutures

Fuzz have now rescheduled the dates for April, which also doesn’t seem very likely to happen, but who knows?

Cory Hanson and Ty Segall have decided to release the much anticipated single “She’s a Beam” today, along with “Milk Bird Flyer”. Both songs were recorded 5 years ago, and were recently rediscovered. They will be donating 100% of the first week’s sales of both songs to Black Lives Matter LA.  Like many, was waiting for ‘She’s a Beam’ since Ty and Cory played in the woods and exploded my mind with this gem  Ty and Cory. Both of them continue to inspire and blow me away with their knack for song writing and arranging.

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Released June 5th, 2020

Stoner-rock outfit Fuzz shared “Mirror”, the final single to appeared on their forthcoming third studio album—appropriately titled III—due out this Friday. The eerie video which arrives just in time for Halloween was directed by Joshua Erkman, and features homages to the body horror work of David Cronenberg. The horror-inspired video finds Fuzz back in the fold that made them a highlight of the stoner metal genre in the 2010s, as well as launched Segall into indie prominence.

Combining the heavy-hitting sounds that fans have been clamouring after for five years with the grotesque imagery of body horror puts an exclamation point on Fuzz’s statement: We Are Back.This latest track follows previously-released III singles “Spit” and “Returning”. This new album is the first from the Ty Segall-led project in five years, and was set to be accompanied by the group’s first North American tour. Unfortunately, COVID-19 laid waste to those plans, but Fuzz still plans to head out on the road this winter.

Director Joshua Erkman said of his involvement in the projectIn an abstract way I wanted to incorporate some of the thoughts that have been swimming around in my head about isolation; it’s pretty hard to avoid thinking about that these days. Making the video was an exciting challenge given our current circumstances – how do you shoot a rock ‘n’ roll band performing in a safe, but visually interesting way? In this case the answer was myself and the cinematographer, Star Rosencrans, dragging the band out to the middle of the desert with just a camera, some optical filters, and the bare minimum amount of lights needed.

Ty Segall on drums, Charles Moothart on guitar, Roland Cosio on bass.

The new Fuzz album including “Mirror” . III is out Friday 25th October

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Fuzz, the psych-rock project of Ty Segall, guitarist Charles Moothart, and bassist Chad Ubovich, have announced their first album in five years. Entitled suprisingly III, the eight-track affair is due out 23rd October through In The Red records.

“III” both active and reactive. Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich are Fuzz. Fuzz is three. and III has returned. songs for all, and music for one. III was recorded and mixed at united recording under the sonic lordship of Steve Albini. Keeping the focus on the live sounds of the band, the use of overdubs and studio tricks were kept to a minimum. Albini’s mastery in capturing sound gave the trio the ability to focus entirely on the playing while knowing the natural sounds would land. it takes the essential ingredients of “guitar-based music” and “rock and roll power trio” and puts them right out on the chopping block. it was a much more honest approach for the band. Three humans getting primitive, staying primitive. the goal was never to reinvent the wheel. sometimes it’s just about seeing how long one can hold on before getting thrown off. three points reflected in three mirrors; a pyramid of sonic destruction and psychic creation. Nothing people feed the roots while the freaks fly free in the treetops—blind to vines, eyes closed, stuck in spit, triumphing the returning of beginnings and ends returning while beginning to see the time collapse. Love is the only way to annihilate hate, and sketchy freaks live to bleed. all shades of colour, truth and lies,III is the pillar of unity and singularity. all is nothing, and only nothing can generate everything. log out, drop thought, turn up.

Speaking on Returning in a statement, Fuzz described the song as “an auditory meditation on the power of one and the different perspectives of one”, relating the song to the band’s long-awaited return.

“Whether it is the singular person looking inward, or a group of people coming together as a single unit. As the opening track of the record, it serves as a sort of mission statement or mantra for the album. Not only is it an echo of the return of Fuzz, but also a broader return to form – raw and empowered through vulnerability. In order to maintain a focus on the Fuzz’s live sound, Albini encouraged a minimum in overdubs and studio trickery.

This isn’t the first time that Segall and Albini have crossed paths, as the engineer also recorded Segall’s 2017 self-titled record. From the upcoming album “III”. Out 10/23/20 on In The Red Records. The third album the collaborative limbs of Ty Segall, Charles Moothart and Chad Ubovich as Fuzz. Strap in. To celebrate this ferocious release, we have produced a very limited, special edition on transparent green vinyl that includes a numbered A3 risograph poster, a custom petrol eggshell Fuzz sticker and guitar pick.

III by FUZZ is available for pre-order now through intheredrecords.com The trio have supplied a first taste of their latest album with the release of the single Returning .

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Ty Segall has released an album of Harry Nilsson covers called Segall Smeagol.

I wanted to cover Nilsson Schmilsson for years, so I used the opportunity of being at home to cover my favourite cuts from the record. So here it is free on Bandcamp – “Segall Smeagol” Love To Everyone – Ty Segall

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Released March 31st, 2020 Ty Segall, Nilsson Schmilsson covers album Segall Smeagol.

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Cory Hanson and Ty Segall  have decided to release the much anticipated single “She’s a Beam” today, along with “Milk Bird Flyer”. Both songs were recorded 5 years ago, and were recently rediscovered. They will be donating 100% of the first week’s sales of both songs to Black Lives Matter LA.

Ty Segall and Cory Hanson of Wand released a double single consisting of the songs “She’s A Beam” and “Milk Bird Flyer” exclusively on Bandcamp via Drag City.

The wildly prolific Segall has had his hand in three albums in the past year including the collaborative 2020 album, Fungus II, with Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt and his own First Taste and Deforming Lobes, both released in 2019. Cory Hanson’s Wand released a 15-track LP in 2019 entitled Laughing Matter. Drag City label mates Segall and Hanson actually recorded “She’s A Beam” and “Milk Bird Flyer” five years ago and recently rediscovered them.

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from She’s a Beam, released June 5th, 2020

Wasted Shirt (Ty Segall & Brian Chippendale) 'Fungus II' LP

Ty Segall and Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt) have a new project called Wasted Shirt. Their debut, collaborative album, “Fungus II”, is out February 28th on Famous Class Records. Read below for Henry Rollins’ words on the project.

Ty’s 2019 album, First Taste, and the new Lighting Bolt album, Sonic Citadel, are easily some of the best material either entity has ever released so if these two happened to find themselves in the same recording studio, a fan just might entertain elevated expectation levels. In fact, some might actually show signs of enthusiasm, even excitement at the fact that from July 5 -13, 2018, in the air-conditioning free environs of Ty’s home studio, the duo, eventually calling themselves Wasted Shirt, wrecked the joint as thoroughly as you hoped they would.

The album is exploding euphoria from start to finish. The more you play it, the better it kabongs you upside your head. Hectic doesn’t even begin to describe it. Brian and Ty, two mere particles in the grand scheme, collide at high speed, the technicians dive for cover, the reaction is recorded. Mutation is achieved. This is Freedom Rock. Turn up the volume. Hasten your emancipation. Sonic joy awaits.”

Conceived and recorded as a form of therapy to help cope with adjusting to life post-college, an ensuing break-up and geographic isolation, Mikal Cronin steps away from the rhythm section of Orange County surf-punk bashers The Moonhearts with his eponymous debut solo LP. Fans can take heart, this isn’t a “vanity project” or half-baked endeavor – Mikal’s 2011 solo debut is fully realized, cohesive and beautiful, with themes that are as personal as they are universal; questioning your future, accepting your past and living in the moment.
Taking influences such as late sixties Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers and filtering them through his own mutant California fuzz, Mikal deftly explores his singer/songwriter side that at moments feels like a punk Harry Nilsson or Curt Boettcher that balances sweet melodies & chords with chunky, psychedelic guitar freak-outs. Don’t let the opening Beach Boys-ian harmonies of “Is It Alright?” fool you into thinking this record can be easily pinned down… with long-time friend & collaborator Ty Segall producing, Eric Bauer running the tape machine and guests like John Dwyer of The Oh-Sees, you can be positive you’re in for something special. Once those guitars kick in, and you hit that first transcendent chorus, you’ll be hooked and anxiously awaiting what comes next.
with special guests:
Ty Segall: drums on 2, 3, 7, 10
Charles Moothart: drums on 4, solo on 3
John Dwyer: flute on 1

“… an album of wistful, psychedelic pop that pits lush and layered arrangements against needle-pinning power chords.” ~Pitchfork

released October 18th, 2019