Listening to Ty Segallâ€™s newest album, Goodbye Bread, is like writing with your very own personalized pen. It gives you a sense of contentment, similar to the feeling of finally scratching an itch that has evaded you for days.
All the tracks in Goodbye Bread, the indie artistâ€™s seventh album, have a common theme of raw, laid-back rock. Typical of most grunge music, Segallâ€™s songs possess an undeniable angst. Some would argue that the line-up showcases songs that resemble each other, but this may simply be a manifestation of Ty Segallâ€™s successful self-discovery.
I Canâ€™t Feel It almost sounds like a slow rock love song, justified by an interesting mix of familiar chords and emotions, making it a song thatâ€™s easy to relate to. In Goodbye Bread, also the name of one of the albumâ€™s significant singles, Segall drawls out his sentiments to unapologetically slow guitar strums.
You Make the Sun Fry carries the same theme as most of Segallâ€™s songs, remaining true to the older songs he was known for. Perhaps he has found out that the slow grunge movement works best with his lazy, almost drugged singing, something thatâ€™s quite easy on the ears. His songs are almost soundtrack-worthy as they carry a definite emotion, albeit of anger, bitterness, and/or sadness.
Cents comes off as a thick, voice-saturated song. It plays out as something much heavier than other songs in the album, which is perhaps why proves its point with a punch. One thing is for sure: whoever has loved Ty Segall before is sure to love this new album as he made it a point to stick to his original formula. Whether or not he knew of other ways to sing is a matter of argument. Perhaps he simply believes in the saying, if it ainâ€™t broke, then donâ€™t fix it.
Check out Ty Segall and his new album, Goodbye Bread, on his website, ty-segall.com.
Download: “You Make The Sun Fry” by Ty Segall
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Drag City [LP, 2011]
1. Goodbye Bread
2. California Commercial
3. Comfortable Home (A True Story)
4. You Make The Sun Fry
5. I Can’t Feel It
6. My Head Explodes
7. The Floor
8. Where Your Head Goes
9. I Am With You
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