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Ty Segall
Goodbye Bread - Drag City
FILTER Grade: 76%

By Loren Poin on June 22, 2011


Ty Segall

Ty Segall returns this time around with Goodbye Bread, a respectable spread of garage-y head-nodders and punky fuzz blasts. On tracks like “I Can’t Feel It,” Segall spreads out a bit, melding his knife-glint guitar shine with weary harmonies that begin to approach bleary-eyed pop damage. That guitar is really the lifeblood of Segall’s art, and he wields it well, only barely controlling the pent-up magic that spews forth. Some moments of real inventiveness and wizardry poke through—hear the tumbling intro to “The Floor” lead into a Sabbath-fried dirge that, if one could grasp the lyrics, would clearly depict a sad soul’s broken spiral into drink and depravity. The record takes a bit to warm up, and actually picks up speed and weight when the songs begin to slow down, so that by the end you’re pretty much coated in whatever sweet strangeness Segall is hocking up.

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