Ty Segall – “The Hill”

Artist: Ty Segall
Album: Twins
Release Date: October 2012
Hails From: San Francisco
Featured Track: “The Hill”

Love. Always and forever.

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES
Mon. Sep. 3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
Tue. Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
Fri. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Sat. Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

Ty Segall – New Album, New Look, New Tour Dates

Ty Segall is a new man, and there’s no turning back. He’s evolving and so is his music..and style. I got a  glimpse of that earlier this year when he kicked off his tour with White Fence looking sharp in a vintage white suit. Gone are his “knuckle dragging” days of youth, said the press release today that announced his impending new album called Twins due out October 9 on Drag City. “It’s like the 2001: A Space Odyssey-monolith came to visit him (on the set) one bright morning. And now he’s jetting toward Jupiter, brooding, looking at man with x-ray eyes…” Whoa. I’m not sure what to make of that preview but by all means, Ty, wear whatever you want. Just keep melting my face of with your awesome music. You make the sun fry.

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES

  • Sat. July 14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle [SOLD OUT]
  • Sun. July 15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival (3:20, Red Stage)
  • Mon. July 23 – Bordeaux, Fr @ Festival Relâche
  • Wed. July 25 – Bologna, IT @ Bolognetti Courtyard
  • Thu. July 26 – Ancona, IT @ Lazzaretto
  • Fri. July 27 – Venice, IT @ Pop Corn Club
  • Sat. July 28 – Savignano sul Rubicone Forli – Cesena, IT @ Sidro Club
  • Sun. July 29 – Helsinki, FI @ Kuudes Aisti Festival
  • Mon. July 30 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
  • Tue. July 31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • Wed. Aug. 1 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
  • Thu. Aug. 2 – London, UK @ The Dome
  • Fri. Aug. 3 – Binic, FR @ Binic Folks Blues Festival 2012
  • Sat. Aug. 4 – Haarlem, NL @ Garage Festival
  • Sun. Aug. 5 – Katowice, PO @ Off Festival 2012
  • Mon. Aug. 6 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
  • Tue. Aug. 7 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB18
  • Wed. Aug. 8 – Norway, Oslo @ The Crossroads Club – Øya Festival
  • Thu. Aug. 9 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
  • Mon. Sep. 3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
  • Tue. Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Thu. Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Fri. Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Sat. Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Tue. Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Wed. Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Thu. Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Fri. Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Sat. Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Tue. Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Wed. Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Sat. Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Sun. Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
  • Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

White Fence – Family Perfume Vol. 2

Artist: White Fence
Album: Family Perfume Vol 1 & 2
Hails From: Los Angeles (via Bay Area)
Release Date: April 3 (vol. 1); May 15 (vol. 2)
Featured Track: “It Will Never Be”

Tim Presley is a genius. Let’s just state the facts and get that out of the way. The member of Darker My Love and The Strange Boys has put out quite a catalogue of solo work under the moniker White Fence since 2010.  This week he’s out with Volume 2 of his double album, Family Perfume. It’s a magical mystery tour of a musical journey. With a little Kinks in there too. But don’t let the 60s homage fool you. Live, he’s touring with a full band that will, quite simply, melt your mind. The tour’s kick off set in San Fran with Ty Segall was one I won’t soon forget. Oh, did I mention his recent collaboration with Ty? Dream team. And one of the best live shows I’ve seen this year.

Ty Segall West Coast Tour Dates

Artist: Ty Segall
Album: Goodbye Bread
Hails From: SF
Featured Track: “You Make the Sun Fry”

The one and only Ty Segall is setting out on a few West Coast dates with Mikal Cronin next month. It’s a show not to be missed, for sure. Having recently seen the pair at El Rio, I can honestly say they will melt your mind. After all these years of shouting my love from the rooftop for this artist, I’ll spare you the hyperbole and cut to the chase. Just do it.

  • Fri. March 2 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ White Fence, Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love
  • Sat. March 3 — Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ White Fence, Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love
  • Sun. March 4 — San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love

The Coalition on Homelessness Benefit Concert: Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Ty Segall, The Sandwitches

Thee Oh Sees - “Tidal Wave”

Sic Alps - “L Mansion”

Ty Segall - “Melted

More stellar music headed your way this Wednesday, February 9 at Great American Music Hall with a benefit concert presented by The Bay Bridged supporting The Coalition on Homelessness. Talk about a SF garage rock powerhouse line up. Geez. The only thing missing is Nobunny. Where’s he? Ah, well he’s also playing that night but at a different show at The Knockout. February 9 must be an auspicious date for garage rock bands. A great night for music on all fronts. Get tickets for the benefit here.

The Power of Ten: 10 Albums for 10/10/10

It’s 10:10 AM on 10/10/10. A perfect 10. These tri-numeral dates come around once a year and this year it falls on the number 10. Is it an auspicious day or a bunch of hullaballoo? There is a certain completeness of order with the number 10. For the Chinese the number is lucky, representing perfection or completion. We’re born with 10 fingers and 10 toes after all. Perfect beauty is measured on its scale. Top 10 lists are ubiquitous. And any respectable album contains at least 10 songs.

If you’re technologically-inclined, today is a “binary” day. The ones-and-zeros representing the binary code or the mathematical language “spoken” by computers to create all things digital. Converting the date 10/10/10 to binary code gives us 101010. And in the binary counting system, that number translates to 42, which means…absolutely nothing.

But hey, it’s a nice theme for a post isn’t it? And everyone loves a top 10 list. So, here’s mine.  The 10 albums I’m obsessed with on this month, this day, this year. The albums I have on heavy rotation right now and keep coming back to again and again. Ten, in a long list, of albums you should most definitely own. Listed in no particular order, they are:

Artist: Royal Baths
Album: Litanies
Track: “Nikki Don’t”

Artist: Deerhunter
Album: Halcyon Digest
Track: “Desire Lines”

Artist: Sea of Bees
Album: Songs for the Raven
Track: “Marmalade

Artist: Sonny & The Sunsets
Album: Tomorrow is Alright
Track: “Lovin’ on an Older Gal”

ArtistLower Dens
AlbumTwin Hand Movement
Track: “A Dog’s Dick”

ArtistTame Impala
AlbumInnerspeaker
Track: “Vital Signs”

Artist: Future Islands
Album: In the Evening Air
Track: “As I Fall”

Artist: Ty Segall
AlbumMelted
Track: “Cesar

Artist: Tamaryn
AlbumThe Waves
Track: “Mild Confusion”

the OCMD Mixtape: S.P.L.A.T.

Fawk. I’m just going to lay here in my pretty little skirt until it’s all over. Can someone come get me when it’s done? Thank you.

the OCMD Mixtape: “S.P.L.A.T.”

  1. Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young to Burn”
  2. Ty Segall – “So Alone”
  3. King Khan & The BBQ Show – “Invisible Girl”
  4. The Pharmacy – “Coldest Morning Light”
  5. The Peelies – “Them”
  6. Malachai – “How Long”
  7. Jeff the Brotherhood – “Heavy Damage”
  8. Tame Impala – “Make Up Your Mind”
  9. Geographer – “Original Sin”
  10. The Radio Dept. – “Domestic Scene”
  11. Future Islands – “Inch of Dust”

My Favorite Albums of 2010 So Far


Tame ImpalaInnerspeaker
“Vital Signs”


Future IslandsIn The Evening Air
“As I Fall”


The DigElectric Toys
You’re Already Gone


Phantogram Eyelid Movies
“When I’m Small”


The Joy FormidableA Balloon Called Moaning
Austere


CaribouSwim
“Odessa”


Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
“Sun Hands”


Twin Tigers – Gray Waves
“Everyday


Ty Segall - Melted
“Ceasar”


The National - High Violet
“Afraid of Everyone”


Broken BellsBroken Bells
“The High Road”

Under the Influence: T. Rex

The OCMD has been planning this post for some time, but as of May 13, it became top priority.  On May 13th at the Verdi Club, OCMD’s @indierockgirl, Julie, was treated to a surprise birthday party with live music provided by her local favorite Ty Segall.  While shredding 2 guitar strings to pieces, Ty finished the set with a pogo-inducing cover of T.Rex’s “20th Century Boy”, and our new series was born:  UNDER THE INFLUENCE.  In this first installment we recognize the profound influence of T. Rex.

T. Rex“20th Century Boy”

Ty Segall - “Ceasar

Marc Bolan founded Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1967 and released 4 essential albums before shortening the name to T. Rex, and making 8 more records including the most infamous, Electric Warrior, which held his biggest hit “Get it On (Bang a Gong)”.  With a bit of glitter under his eyes and a deep sense of his feminine side, he single-handedly created glam rock- the first in a long line of androgynous rock idols (Bowie, Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and many more to come…).  Tragically he died 2 weeks before his 30th birthday when his girlfriend drove his purple Mini into a tree less than a mile from his home.

Bands have been doing covers of Bolan’s work ever since (Big Star, Replacements, Shins, Yo La Tengo, Flaming Lips, Blondie, the Melvins, KMFDM, Elf Power, Teenage Fanclub, Bauhaus…..).  But in recent years the first true echos of Bolan’s sound came via Devendra Banhart.  His warbly singing, guitar style and dedication to freak folk revival are clearly influenced by T. Rex (as much as he denies it).

Devendra Banhardt – “Lover

As posted on the OCMD last month, Indianapolis band Burnt Ones recently tipped a hat with “Gonna Listen to T-Rex (All Night Long)”.  A great idea by the way as T. Rex does sound best after 2am.

Burnt Ones - “Gonna Listen to T. Rex (All Night Long)”

Perhaps the most blatant rip off goes to Chicago’s excellent Smith Westerns -just check out “Girl in Love”.  These kids are way too young to know T. Rex this well, yet they have the glam looks and Electric Warrior sound to truly honor the musical genius.

The Smith Westerns - “Girl in Love”

If you don’t own some of Bolan’s work, get to it.  I know there is a lot of music out there and many of these recordings need a few listens to reveal themselves, but do yourself a favor, make time!  Long live T. Rex, RIP Marc.

Posted by Blogger Mike.

Ty Segall – “Caesar”

Artist: Ty Segall
Album: Melted
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Track:
Ceasar

Speaking of lo-fi love, Ty is getting ready to release a new album “Melted” on Nashville’s Goner Records next month.  He’s been trying out his new tunes on the road and, no surprise, I like what I hear.  Lucky for me (and you) he’ll be back in town at Bottom of the Hill 6/27 with Grass Widow and one of my new favs, The Baths. Feel the love.