The young San Francisco psych-rock don Ty Segall cranks out albums quickly, but each of those albums has its own sense of sonic identity. Segall has flirted with a quieter singer-songwriter sound before, going for Neil Young fuzz-bliss on 2011’s Goodbye Bread. But Segall’s new album Sleeper still works as a big leap, as it finds Segall jumping into mystical, mostly-acoustic, Syd Barrett-influenced flower-child psychedelia. Fortunately, Segall seems to get this sound just as easily as he gets everything else, and the album is a swirly trip. And right now, you can stream the whole thing at NPR.
Sleeper is out 8/20 on Drag City.