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Ty Segall is one reason why we need to get back to San Francisco.

August 9, 2010
San Francisco's Ty Segall (he used to play solo, but now he's got two other dudes making noise with him too) is a big part of the small-but-burgeoning San Francisco lo-fi garage-punk scene.

Along with a bunch of other super solid bands coming out of that City by that Bay (Thee Oh Sees and Girls immediately come to mind), Ty Seagall makes hyper-melodic rock that's buried claustrophobically under multiple layers of fidelity-challenged fuzz.

His dirty and bluesy and psych-y guitar riffs, struggling to breath under dense sheets of drone and reverb, somehow manage to scratch and claw their way to the song's surface, forming a pretty poppy melody. It's all very messy and lovely and loud. You can even sort of dance to it, too.

Segall has a full length out on Goner Records (home to another one of our favorite garage-punks, Eddy Current Supression Ring) and he'll be playing out often in support of it.

Ty Segall plays play Empty Bottle, on Tuesday, August 17th.


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