Prolific Garage Rock Hero's 2008 Solo Debut, the One Man Band Lo-Fi Masterpiece That Started It All!
Fresh from the nostalgically amazing San Francisco punk band, The Traditional Fools, frontman Ty Segall's self-titled 2008 solo debut broadens the horizon of punk, paying deserved homage to the roots of rock and roll, while rejuvenating the music for present. As anticipated, the album holds the classic ‘60s pop-meets-California surf to a fast tempo that pushes the boundaries of punk. While the lo-fi claustrophobia keeps the undercurrent harsh and real, the upbeat melodies and psychedelic, reverb-laden vocals keep it buoyant and hypnotic.
Segalls' solo project began as an attempt to keep his live performances in tune with his recordings. Freed of the constraints that multiple members bring to a group, Ty Segall is truly the product of a one-man band: he plays a bass drum with a tambourine duct-taped to the front and a hi hat with his feet, guitar with his hands, and sings simultaneously. The result is a "what you see is what you get" whirlwind of energy, best framed within a house party while under the influence. Released on John Dwyer's (Oh Sees) Castle Face imprint.