Ty Segall & Cory Hanson – “She’s A Beam”
Every few weeks during the pandemic, Bandcamp has been taking individual days where the platform waives its share of money from all music sold, giving all that music directly to the labels and the artists. Today is one of those days. It’s especially well-timed, since a whole lot of artists are pledging to donate all the money they make on these new Bandcamp records to anti-racist and police-reform causes. Ty Segall and Cory Hanson are among them.
It’s amazing to think that Ty Segall would have any unreleased music left to donate to the cause, since he puts out so much of the stuff. Thus far this year, Segall has already released a Harry Nilsson tribute EP, and he’s also gotten together with Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale to form the duo duo Wasted Shirt and to release the debut album Fungus II. But today, Segall has released a new two-song single.
“She’s A Beam” and “Milk Bird Flyer” are both collaborations with Segall’s old friend and collaborator Cory Hanson, frontman of the experimental LA psych-rock group Wand and occasional solo artist. Segall and Hanson recorded the two songs five years ago, and Segall recently rediscovered them. You have to buy the single to hear “Milk Bird Flyer,” but “She’s A Beam,” streaming below, is a way-out piece of starry-eyed melodic psychedelia. They’re firmly in their T. Rex zone on this one. Check it out below.