Ty Segall is one reason why we need to get back to San Francisco. - Oh My Rockness

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

August 09, 2010
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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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