Keeping with his mantra of always keeping his audience guessing, Ty Segall has released the more acoustic rock album Sleeper, today Aug. 20. Ty Segall doesn’t give his fans a chance to sleep on his records either, because if they do they will be spending a great deal of time catching up with what he is currently doing.
The Ty Segall band discography spans from 2008 to 2013 so far and consists of eight full length albums and a slew of EPs and singles. The vast sound that he creates ranges from noisy garage rock to psychedelic pop to the recent acoustic rock sound of Sleeper. He appears on five other albums that he helped create or at least contributed a few songs. He has also, through the years, formed and recorded with other bands under such names as the Epsilons, Fuzz, Party Fowl, Perverts, Traditional Fools, and Zig Speck and the Specktones.
Ty Segall’s sound taps a garage rock vibe and at some points comes off as psychedelic or pop, but regardless it just basically rocks. His most accessible LP may be either Goodbye Bread or Twins. This young man is able to make music that enters that timeless zone without sounding like he is trying to be there.
Word around town is that he records reel to reel, so that may add to the authenticity in his sound. In music there is nothing quite like the real thing. Think about a digital app that would play music to sound like it’s being played on vinyl, it just wouldn’t sound like it is vinyl but may pass as the idea of it. Or, like a musician that doesn’t play music.
Ty Segall’s sound is not only authentic for the medium that it was recorded but because of the artistic originality of his work. He is on a path to discover all the different sounds that can come out of his creation.
For the relatively short amount of time that he has been recording he sure has a large quantity and high quality of work under his belt. Not only has he been recording a lot but he will be performing in Los Angeles this Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock at 8 p.m. After that he will be in Los Angeles again for the FYF Festival on Saturday Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. on the Charlotte stage.
Keep an ear out for the next musical venture of the hardest working musician in Los Angeles.