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
Country: USA

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."
– Pitchfork

"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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