Sasha Lord Presents...Ty Segall, Sun Wolf & Mikal Cronin at Comet Ping Pong
Ty Segall returns to Comet Ping Pong with his newest record
"Goodbye Bread" with support Mikal Cronin and DC local Sun Wolf.
Here is what David Malitz the Washington Post is saying...
Ty Segall is a young man with an acute case of garage-rock proliferitis. The 23-year-old Bay Area bro is almost peerless when it comes to wrapping tasty hooks in just the right amount of fuzz and feedback, and he might have already recorded his defining album it's just that its songs are scattered around a few dozen releases. On "Goodbye Bread," Segall consolidates his gains, slows down the tempo and takes his place at the head of the current garage-rock class.
Segall usually plays his songs as fast as he releases them, a blur of speedy guitars and primal bashing. This time, he lets the material breathe a bit, revealing a songwriter who understands dynamics and has a surprisingly vulnerable voice. The title track sets the tone with a lilting rhythm, sweet falsetto vocals and jangling guitars; it sounds closer to something from John Lennon's "Plastic Ono Band" than anything from the "Nuggets" box set. "Comfortable Home" marches along slowly, comes to a halt during the chorus, slowly revs back up, indulges a mini-fuzz freakout and wraps up with some effective harmonies. It's an elementally simple song but one that packs multiple payoffs in its two minutes.
That's the template that holds up throughout the album: Woozy mid-tempo rhythm, soft verse, loud surge is the general pattern of almost all of the 10 songs, but each is well-rounded enough to stand on its own. Segall has both diversified and focused his sound, making for his best album to date, but probably not for too long.
Ty Segall performs at Comet Ping Pong, 5307 Connecticut Ave. NW, at 9 p.m. on Sept. 26. Call 202-364-0404 or go to www.cometpingpong.com.
Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, DC 20009