|Born||June 8, 1987
Laguna Beach, California
|Origin||San Francisco, California|
|Genres||Garage rock, psychedelic rock, lo-fi, garage punk, noise rock|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums|
|Labels||Goner, Wizard Mountain, CastleFace, Chocolate Covered, Goodbye Boozy, Drag City, Burger Records|
Ty Segall (born June 8, 1987) is an American musician and songwriter. He sings, plays drums, and plays guitar. He has released eight solo albums and is a member of the bands Fuzz, The Traditional Fools, Epsilons, Party Fowl, Sic Alps, The Perverts, and Ty Segall Band.
- 1 Recording career
- 2 Musical style and equipment
- 3 Discography
- 3.1 With Epsilons
- 3.2 With Party Fowl
- 3.3 With The Traditional Fools
- 3.4 As Ty Segall
- 3.5 With The Perverts
- 3.6 As Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin
- 3.7 As Ty Segall and White Fence
- 3.8 With Fuzz
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Segall's first solo release was the cassette Horn The Unicorn released on the Wizard Mountain label (later re-released by HBSP-2X on vinyl record). Around the same time Wizard Mountain also released a split cassette featuring Segall and the band Superstitions entitled Halfnonagon.
Segall's next album entitled Ty Segall was released on Castle Face Records in 2008. The album was followed by a string of limited 7" singles and a split LP with the band Black Time. In 2009, Lemons was released by Goner Records to positive reviews. This release was followed by another string of successful and limited 7" singles and the LP Reverse Shark Attack an album with longtime collaborator Mikal Cronin.
When questioned in regards to his sixth LP, Twins, Segall stated; "I want to do a total glam Stooges-meets-Hawkwind or Sabbath, something like that. I think that would be super fun. I want to throw people off. I want to make a really heavy record: evil, evil space rock. Put a little Satan in space and you got the sound."
2012 saw the release of three full-length albums: Hair, with White Fence, released in April, Slaughterhouse, recorded with his touring band and released June 26, as well as one solo album, Twins, released on October 9. The album spawned two singles: "The Hill" and "Would You Be My Love?"
In 2013, Segall started a new outfit called Fuzz, releasing three 7" singles. A full-length album Fuzz was recorded in May and came out on October 1, 2013 on In The Red Records. That same month, Segall announced the release for his next solo studio album, Sleeper, which was released on August 20 (August 19, in the UK) by Drag City Records, again to much critical acclaim.
In November 2013, Segall will play the final holiday camp edition of the world famous All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England.
Musical style and equipment
Ty Segall's music often combines elements of many different genres, such as garage rock, punk rock, psychedelic rock, noise rock, glam rock, as well as heavy metal and classic rock. Segall has stated in interviews that his favorite band of all time is Hawkwind. A big influence on Ty Segall's early career is glam rock acts such as David Bowie and Marc Bolan as well as heavy rock and punk bands such as Black Sabbath, KISS, The Stooges, and Black Flag (especially in Ty Segall Band). However, over time Segall's output has gotten mellower on albums such as Goodbye Bread and Sleeper, taking cues from the Neil Young, The Byrds, The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The Beatles (even being compared to John Lennon vocally on some of his albums), and early T.Rex (when they were known as Tyrannosaurus Rex). A big source of his inspiration also comes from the San Francisco garage and indie rock scenes, from which he has named bands such as Thee Oh Sees (being personal friends with frontman John Dwyer), Sic Alps, and White Fence (both of whom he has collaborated with) as inspirations.
Ty Segall has mainly used Fender Guitars going into Fender Amps. Guitars he has used prominently include a sunburst Fender Jaguar and a seafoam green Fender Mustang. His main and sometimes only pedal is a Death By Audio Fuzz War pedal. Death By Audio actually manufactured a signature reverb pedal inspired by him, the Death by Audio Sunshine Reverberation Pedal, in 2013. Only 100 were manufactured.
- Evil Robots - CD/EP (2005, Modern Sleeze)
- Epsilons - CD/LP (2006; Retard Disco issued CD only / Young Cubs issued LP only)
- Killed 'Em Deader 'N A Six Card Poker Hand - CD/LP (2007; Retard Disco issued CD only / HBSP-2X issued LP only)
- Epsilons / Hips (with Hips) - 7" (2006; olFactory Records)
With Party Fowl
- Party Fowl - 7" (2008; Post Present Medium)
- STD's - 7" (2008; Goodbye Boozy Records)
Original compilation appearances
- Scum Fuck Revolt - A GG Allin Tribute (Contributes Track: Die When You Die) - CD (2006; Husk Records)
- Washed Shores (Contributes Track: Portage 53) - Cassette (200?; Seafoam Records)
With The Traditional Fools
- The Traditional Fools - LP (2008; Wizard Mountain/Make A Mess Records)
- The - The Traditional Fools - 7" (2007; Chocolate Covered Records)
- The Primate Five vs The Traditional Fools (With The Primate Five) - 7" (2007; Goodbye Boozy Records)
As Ty Segall
- Horn the Unicorn (Original Release) - Cassette (2008; Wizard Mountain)
- Ty Segall - Cassette/LP (2008; Burger Records issued cassette only / Castle Face issued LP only)
- Lemons - CD/LP (2009; Goner Records)
- Melted - CD/LP (2010; Goner Records)
- Goodbye Bread - CD/LP (2011; Drag City)
- Slaughterhouse (as Ty Segall Band) - CD/LP (2012; In The Red Records)
- Twins - Cassette/CD/LP (2012; Drag City)
- Sleeper Cassette/CD/LP (2013; Drag City)
- Live In Aisle Five - LP (2011; Southpaw Records)
Other solo albums
- San Francisco Rock Compilation or Food or Weird Beer From Microsoft - Limited Release, only 350 copies made - Cassette/LP (2010; God? Records issued cassette only / 2011; Social Music Records issued LP only)
- Gemini (Demo version of Twins) - LP (2013; Drag City; Sea Note)
- Halfnonagon (With Superstitions) - Cassette (2008; Wizard Mountain)
- Swag / Sitting In The Back Of A Morris Marina Parked At The Pier Eating Sandwiches Whilst The Rain Drums On The Roof (With Black Time) - LP (2009; Telephone Explosion Records)
- Skin - 7" (2008; Goodbye Boozy Records)
- It - 7" (2008; Chocolate Covered Records)
- Cents - 7" (2009; Goner Records)
- Universal Momma - 7" (2009; True Panther)
- My Sunshine - 7" (2009; Trouble In Mind)
- Caesar - 7" (2010; Goner Records)
- Ty Rex EP - 12" (2011; Goner Records)
- I Can't feel It - 7" (2011; Drag City)
- Spiders - 7" (2011; Drag City)
- The Hill - 7" (2012; Drag City)
- Would You Be My Love? - 7" (2013; Drag City)
- Ty Rex II EP - 7" (2013; Goner Records)
- The Drag / Maria Stacks (With Thee Oh Sees) - 7" (2009; Castle Face)
- 4 Way Split (With CoCoComa, The White Wires, & Charlie and The Moonhearts) - 7" (2010; Trouble In Mind)
- GonerFest Seven Golden Ticket Record (With Armitage Shanks, UV Race, & Strapping Field Hands) - 7" (2010; Goner Records)
- Diamond Way / My Head Explodes (With JEFF the Brotherhood) - 7" (2010; Infinity Cat Recordings)
- Bruise Cruise Vol. 1 (With Thee Oh Sees) - 7" (2010; Bruise Cruise Records)
- Ty Segall / Chad & The Meatbodies - 7" LAMC #7 (2012; Famous Class Records)
- Tour Split (with Feeling Of Love) - 7" (2012; Permanent Records)
- Horn the Unicorn (Re-release with Addition Tracks) - LP (2009; HBSP-2X)
- Ty Segall & Lemons - Cassette (2010; Burger Records)
- $ingles - Cassette (2010; Psychic Snerts)
- Singles 2007-2010 - Double LP/CD (2011; Goner Records)
Original compilation appearances
- Yeti Eight (Contributes Tracks: 2 - Lovely One (Demo)& 16 - I Think I've Had It) - CD (2009; Yeti Publishing LLC)
- Our Boy Roy (Contributes Track: Pretty Woman) - LP (2010; Telephone Explosion Records)
- In a Cloud: New Sounds of San Francisco (Contributes Track: Hey Big Mouth) - LP (2010; Secret Seven Records)
- Stuffs Vol. 1 (Contributes Track: Flys Better) - LP (2010; Compost Modern Art Recordings)
- Live At The Empty Bottle (Contributes Track: Girlfriend (live)) - LP (2012; Shimby Presents)
- Live at Death By Audio 2012 (Contributes Track: Imaginary Person (live)) - 7" Flexi Book (2013; Famous Class Records)
With The Perverts
- The Perverts - 7" (2009; HBSP-2X)
As Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin
- Reverse Shark Attack - Cassette/LP (2009; Burger Records issued cassette only / Kill Shaman Records issued LP only)
- Pop Song - 7" (2009; Goodbye Boozy Records)
Original compilation appearances
- Group Flex (Contribute Tracks: Fame; Suffragette City) 6 x Flexi Disc/Book (2011; Castle Face)
As Ty Segall and White Fence
- Hair - CD/LP (2012; Drag City)
- Fuzz - LP (2013, In the Red)
- This Time I Got A Reason/Fuzz's Fourth Dream - 7" (2013, Trouble In Mind)
- Sleigh Ride/You Won't See Me - 7" (2013, In the Red)
- Sunderberry Dream/21st Century Schizoid Man - 7" (2013, In the Red)
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