Ty Segall

 Ty Seagall — Manipulator (August 26, 2014)               Ty Segall — Manipulator 
Location: Orange County, California, United States of America
Album release: August 26, 2014
Record Label: Drag City
Duration:     56:23
01 Manipulator     3:10
02 Tall Man Skinny Lady     4:03
03 The Singer     4:16
04 Its Over     3:01
05 Feel      4:17
06 The Faker      4:09
07 The Clock      2:53
08 Green Belly      2:33
09 The Connection Man      2:19
10 Mister Main      2:48
11 The Hand      4:45
12 Susie Thumb      2:30
13 Don’t You Want To Know Sue     2:36
14 The Crawler      2:25
15 Who’s Producing You?      2:55
16 The Feels      3:09
17 Stick Around      4:34 
About this product:
ζ••   The clarion call/siren sound of his guitar....the helium~steamed ride of the vocals....track after track, releasing the thought that have been holding us down, all in the name of getting higher on pop songs. Why have one when you can have two? It’s a big world, and MANIPULATOR has only begun to fight. „THE SEGALL HAS LANDED. And it s fully loaded, with everything that TY SEGALL (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It s coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. And now more than ever, the chunks of the world that came before are like asteroids formed in his image . . . picking up speed . . . . Still fighting the power with all the energy that a determined mind~patriot can conjure, Ty s a fighter who loves, a surfer, a spaceman, and yeah, a casualty like you, he ll never be free. But unlike you, he knows it and when he goes down and his head cracks in two, out pour the multi~colored manias that make up MANIPULATOR. Sour~sweet declarations featuring freaks and creeps alike: The Singer, The Faker, Mister Main, Susie Thumb, the Connection Man, and The Crawler, to name but a mutant fistful. To see these peeps, to realize their dreams and visions, TY kept working, kept writing, laying down more tracks than ever. New musical expressions pop and surprise relentlessly throughout all the knockout tunes of MANIPULATOR with many sounds in the mix but LP most of all, SO many guitars! So Many. And different kinds of strings — the strangledneck solo of The Singer, recalling the good old days down by the river with Neil. Numbed-and-unplugged discursions spiraling away from the funk on Mister Main. Three~quarter quartets raising their din in a few key places. Waves of sparkling acoustics with ominous, Lovely undertones and then, torrents of filthy git~grunge, exploding into the chorus, washing everything away, fusing the blackness of SABBATH with the grime and grab~ass of the STOOGES and the sweet swinging tones of the STONES. All in the name of getting higher on the music. Why have one guitar solo when you can have a few in the same space? There s so little time, and a LOT to say. In order to ensure that he got it all out, TY called a few friends to fill in special parts on certain MANIPULATOR songs. He got great touches from CHRIS WOODHOUSE (piano, synth & percussion), SEAN PAUL PRESLEY (vocals), BRIT LAUREN MANOR (vocals), STEVE NUTTING (drums), IRENE SALZER (violin), JESSICA IVRY (cello), MATTHIAS McENTIRE (viola) and the TY SEGALL band (MIKAL CRONIN, CHARLES MOOTHEART, EMILY ROSE EPSTEIN). Plus, MIKAL arranged the strings and everyone played awesomely. The clarion call/siren song of his guitar....clouds of guitar billowing, blood rushing to the head, the temperature going from blue to red....TY s on a mission, working to change chemistry through music with the streamlined pop and helium~cooled vocals of MANIPULATOR. These seventeen songs take many forms, as if TY is finally releasing all the thoughts that have been holding him down, that made him pick up the ax to begin with. By the end of MANIPULATOR, you ll feel that he must have chased all the demons but it s a big world, and MANIPULATOR has only begun to fight.“
Biography by Pemberton Roach:
ζ••   Lo~fi musician Ty Segall first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, CA, garage rock revivalist band the Epsilons. With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes~style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory. On his solo album, Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re~creating ‘60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb. The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto~punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander „Skip“ Spence. He returned in 2010 with Melted. 2011 was a busy year for him, with two albums — Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread released via Drag City.
Website: http://ty-segall.com/
US: Michelle Cable — Panachebooking@gmail.com
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Label: http://www.dragcity.com/

••   Manipulator (Drag City) 2014
••   Sleeper (Drag City) 2013
••   Gemini (Drag City) 2013
••   Twins (Drag City) 2012
••   Slaughterhouse (In the Red) 2012
••   Goodbye Bread (Drag City) 2012
••   I Can't Feel It (Drag City 2011)
••   Ty Rex EP (Goner 2011)  Salamanda Palaganda
••   Live in Aisle 5 (Southpaw 2011)  Skin
••   San Francisco Rock Compilation or Food or Weird beer from Microsoft (God? Records 2010)
••   My Head Explodes (Infinity Cat 2010)
••   Melted (Goner 2010) Imaginary Person
••   Caesar b/w Bullet Proof Nothing (Simply Saucer) (Goner 2010)
••   My Sunshine b/w Fuzzy Cat (Trouble in Mind 2010)
••   4-way covers split — 2+2=? by Bob Seger (Trouble in Mind 2010)
••   Horn the Unicorn LP (CAPTCHA Records 2009)  Where We Go
••   Universal Momma b/w 86'd (True Panther Sounds 2009)
••   Reverse Shark Attack with Mikal Cronin (Kill Shaman Records 2009), (In the Red 2012)
••   Maria Stacks (by Thee Oh Sees) (Castleface 2009)
••   Lemons (Goner 2009)  Standing at the Station
••   Cents EP (Goner 2009)
••   Pop Song EP with Mikal Cronin (Goodbye Boozy 2009)
••   Swag Split LP with Black Time (Telephone Explosion 2009)  Swag
••   Halfnonagon split with Superstitions (Wizard Mountain 2009)
••   Skin EP (Goodbye Boozy 2008)
••   Self-titled (Castleface 2008)  Pretty Baby
••   It EP (Chocolate Covered Records 2008)
••   Horn the Unicorn (Wizard Mountain 2008)  Who Are You?

Ty Seagall