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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

This Album Of The Week column has been running for nearly three years now, so it’s something of a surprise that Ty Segall has only appeared in this space once before. (He won Album Of The Week honors for the Stoogesian slobberknocker Slaughterhouse, and I was on paternity leave that week, so I didn’t eve… More »

One of the most pleasant aspects of attending the Ceremonia festival last weekend was getting the chance to see Ty Segall totally rip through his set while a few thousand Mexican teenagers went totally apeshit. The gig was a warmup of sorts for Segall, whose fantastic new record, Manipulator, will see release next week. The… More »

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Ty Segall – “Thank God For Sinners” Video

You know in the Jim Henson movie Labyrinth when Jennifer Connelly's character is making real strides to find her goblin-captured baby brother but lands i…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 16, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Hear Two Songs From Ty Segall’s New Band Fuzz

The outrageously productive San Francisco fuzz rocker Ty Segall released three albums last year, but that's apparently not enough. Segall has lately teamed up with…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2013 - 10:44 am

Watch Ty Segall On Letterman

Messy San Franciscan garage punk Ty Segall is an unlikely recent entrant into the late-night musical-guest roundtable, and his thrashed-out tantrums will always look pretty…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 8:49 am

Ty Segall – “Femme Fatale” (Velvet Underground Cover)

As a companion to the box set commemorating the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico, Castle Face and Universal will release a cover…
Corban Goble | October 17, 2012 - 10:51 am

Watch Ty Segall Play Conan

Last night Ty Segall took to Conan to shred through Twins cut "Thank God For Sinners" for his late night television debut (he's already mastered…
Corban Goble | October 17, 2012 - 9:16 am

Watch Ty Segall Play Chicago Morning News Show

Yesterday, Ty Segall went on Chicago's WGN Morning News program to perform Twins track "You're The Doctor," a frenzied performance that provoked the anchors into…
Corban Goble | October 3, 2012 - 9:13 am

Ty Segall – “The Hill” Video

Here's Ty Segall's video for his new one "The Hill," a druggy VHS-style mishmash that features the band ripping it up in animal costumes (a…
Corban Goble | September 10, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Ty Segall – “The Hill”

Something you probably already know about Ty Segall -- he's prolific. So, the fact that the precocious SF garage rock maven will put out another…
Corban Goble | August 13, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated…
Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Album Of The Week: Ty Segall Band Slaughterhouse

Though he’s got quite the sample size for someone his age -– today’s release of Slaughterhouse is either his sixth or seventh solo release i…
Corban Goble | June 26, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Ty Segall Band – “Swag”

You'd figure someone like Ty Segall would be the last to unironically co-opt "Swag," but, here we are. The hard-charging ripper is for a compilatio…
Corban Goble | June 1, 2012 - 9:00 am

Ty Segall Band – “I Bought My Eyes”

Ty Segall will put out a new record the summer with his longtime touring band of Mikal Cronin, Charlie Moothart, and Emily Rose Epstein, and…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 10:13 am

Ty Segall Band – “Wave Goodbye”

Ty Segall will put out a new record this summer under the Ty Segall Band banner, a group which includes longtime partners-in-crime Mikal Cronin, Charlie…
Corban Goble | April 27, 2012 - 9:44 am

Ty Segall & White Fence – “I Am Not A Game”

Last year, the San Francisco fuzz-punk Ty Segall scored big by turning (relatively) introspective on Goodbye Bread. For his follow-up, though, Segall seems to be…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Ty Segall – “Where Your Head Goes” Video

Earlier today, Ty Segall put out the tie-dye t-shirt of a video for Goodbye Bread cut "Where Your Head Goes," one of the record's more…
Corban Goble | December 8, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Ty Segall – “Spiders”

Ty Segall’s new single, “Spiders,” is a dark thrash set deep in the garage, a stomping tirade that grinds into a squealing solo. Head to…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Ty Segall @ Music Box, Hollywood 10/19/11

Armed with some witty stage banter and clever lyrics, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks stopped by the Music Box in support of their latest album Mirror
Andrew Youssef | October 20, 2011 - 10:32 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Well, this turned out to be pretty easy. The single best video of the year dropped into our collective lap last night, and we're still…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Ty Segall – “Goodbye Bread” Video (NSFW-ish)

Your Halloween party will almost certainly not turn out as well as the one in this video. In the "Goodbye Bread" clip, the young Bay…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2011 - 1:03 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier,…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm