TY SEGALL Goodbye Bread CD/LP

Ty Segall could arguably be the most talented member of the current wave of San Francisco based garage/psychedelic bands. Over the last five years, Segall has spent time drumming in Sic Alps, Party Fowl and The Traditional Fools as well as recording with Mikal Cronin and contributing to Thee Oh Sees’ Castlemania. But it’s Segall’s one-man band that has caught everyone’s attention—attention really catching hold with 2009’s Lemons. Stripped down and raw, Segall delivered a handful of catchy sing-a-longs alongside two minute bursts of scratchy rock ’n’ roll. It was the perfect prescription for those who spend their late nights tossing off witty banter and barbs on the TermBo discussion board. Two Records later and Segall has toned it down a notch or two. Goodbye Bread is free of the previous sandpaper vocals and a lot of the chaos has been scrubbed from the overall production, which serves to strengthen Segall’s delivery and enhance accessibility without losing any of the magic. The immediately recognizable sound of Segall’s guitar playing remains in the forefront while the songs have grown longer and even more infectious. Goodbye Bread is a successful example of maturation that should solidify Segall’s rightful place among those who fancy their rock with a stick of dynamite. [Drag City]

-Troy Brookins


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