Sometimes I just sit and wonder how Ty Segall is so awesome at everything. Seriously, his old band rules, his videos rule, his covers rule, his album art rules but most of all, his songs are some of the best coming out right now. If he doesn’t make a million dollars soon, there is no justice in the world.
With that said, I am so stoked for this new record. Melted, out on Goner [May 25] was recorded in late 2009/early 2010 with Sic Alps babe Mike Donovan. “Caesar,” the first single off of Melted was released a few weeks ago. I know a lot of bands get Stones comparisons on here, but f’real…”Caesar” totally sounds like a Beggar’s Banquet jam to me. I remember Ty saying in a recent interview that the new record was going to be cleaner, and it definitely comes through here. If you don’t already have the 45, you need to do something about that before anyone finds out, and keep an eye out for Melted in your local record store next month. Summer jam 2010. I’m calling it right now.
Check out a couple videos Goner posted on their blog of Ty killing it at SXSW, the first of which is a live version of the new single with some dank audio.
And here Ty tells us his 5 favorite things. I totally love four out of five. I’m sure I would love surfing too, but y’know…Tennessee…