Ty Segall – Alta
Labels: Drag City
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 4:07
Formats: Triple A, AAA, Non-Commercial, NPR
Available Date & Time: October 2, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Impact Date: October 2, 2017
It’s a new day in the world of Ty Segall, and every truly new day means another truly great song! Captured in gleaming widescreen, "Alta" is a hometown jam that Ty (with his Freedom Band) has been playing at shows all over the place this year. It’s a nature jam as well – basically a "fuck-the-last-500-years" jam – which shows just how far back Ty’s willing to go to get really back to nature. It’s a love song to the natural state of hometown grounds – and to convey the feelings, a wistful electric piano lick is ridden out on some crazy guitar horses and Ty’s heartstruck vocal. Ty (guitar, vocals, percussion) now reconvenes with the Freedom Band — Emmett Kelly (guitar, vocals), Mikal Cronin (bass, vocals), Charles Moothart (drums) and Ben Boye (keyboards) – for new single, "Alta," recorded at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini during a break on tour this past spring. A shining new day indeed!
Early pickup includes coverage on Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, PASTE, CoS, and more.
"Alta" is an environmental parable set in pre-colonial California, with a dulcet organ intro that sets a scene of bucolic beauty. But the ships soon come crashing ashore in the form of surging, fuzz-splattered riffs that threaten to consume Segall’s blissful melody. This war between man and nature is rendered as a power-pop passion play:
"I would fight to save you!" Segall sings, all but wrapping his arms around the nearest tree."
"This year especially, he’s been shelling out tons of new music, and he’s adding another banger to his collection." – PASTE
Ty Segall Tour Dates:
Thu. Oct. 5 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
Fri. Oct. 6 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Sat. Oct. 7 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Sun. Oct. 8 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Tue. Oct. 10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Fri. Oct. 13 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Institute of Mentalphysics
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