Song Reviews

Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Yesterday, I touted the new forthcoming LP by WOODS and mentioned their last three albums have graced my best of lists for those years. Ty Segall beats that, joining the top 5 four years running. Not too long ago, Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” hit the airwaves. The track is off his new Suicide Squeeze single… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Black Magick” Will Save Us All

Assortments · Formative

Formative: The Prelude to a Musical Autobiography

This is the introduction of my new Formative series in which I recount, somewhat autobiographically, how an artist or band lent itself to substantial moments in throughout my life. These are pivotal moments, both from an obsessive, music-loving sense, as well as the personal lifetime milestone sense. Through time, I hope to discuss the works… Continue reading Formative: The Prelude to a Musical Autobiography

Album Reviews

Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

After a far-too-lengthy hiatus, I have returned. And my gaze first turns toward prolific rocker Ty Segall‘s new LP, Manipulator. Last year I became a bit obsessed with early T. Rex, as in the stuff they released pre “T” under the guise Tyrannosaurus Rex. In particular, the album Beard of Stars. Around the same time,… Continue reading Ty Segall’s “Manipulator” Marries Garage Rock and Glam

Album Reviews · Live Reviews

Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

In 2000, my grandfather on my dad’s side passed away. That year was a rough one: lowest GPA of my college career, switching majors to the massive dismay of my parents, a coming to terms with mortality and both who I am as a person and who I want to be. This sort of upheaval… Continue reading Ty Segall Sleeper Album Review + Pacific Northwest Show Dates

Lists And Mixes

The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 10 to 1

Finally, I present to you my top 10 records of 2012. Once again, we begin with a pair of honorary mentions — the recent single that’s leading into my most anticipated album of 2013, and an album I know would have made the top 50 had I checked it out in advance of compiling and… Continue reading The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 10 to 1

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: December 7, 2012

A long night, but no matter. I learned long ago that spending a bit extra time doing something you love… well, it’s a good thing! Stuarto sent along a text asking if I could pick up his 8pm show and I obliged. Being a mere few hours from show time, I just threw together an… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: December 7, 2012

Features

Ty Segall Plays the Northwest

I’m jealous. I never get out to shows these days. And Ty Segall is hitting the Pacific Northwest next week in support of his 2012 LP, Twins. I’ve been listening to it consistently over the past three days or so and, frankly, it’s a stunning snapshot of various genres, from garage to punk to psychedelic.… Continue reading Ty Segall Plays the Northwest