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Fire Note Says: The new Ty Segall lp confirms that he is indeed the new king of garage rock!
Ty Segall’s last two solo lps, Melted and Goodbye Bread were the sound of a young man laying claim to the unfortunately vacated throne of garage rock king (vacated by the sad, untimely demise of Jay Reatard). Those two records were full of melody, grunge, Lennonisms and grit. His singles 2007-2010 collection on Goner Records, also confirmed he was a master in the art of the 45. His first lp this year, the excellent collaboration with psych garage folkster White Fence, was the confident sound of a man who had ascended to the peak of the Mt Everest of his genre, firing on all cylinders and at the absolute top of his game. What’s next for Ty Segall? What can we expect Slaughterhouse to sound like? The answer is simple, this album has everything these other album have and more. It’s the sound of a band begging you to try and knock them out of that top spot. You simply can’t do it, they are that good.
Slaughterhouse, his first album with his touring band which includes Mikhal Cronin (who put out an excellent lp himself last year) is everything you would expect…and more. It’s loud, it’s got melody, it sounds like it was recorded live, and most importantly it’s FUN! The fact that there is an actual band in the studio with Ty this time gives the album a more cohesive feel. They play off of each other, and the joy inherent in that is completely audible to the listener.
“Wave Goodbye”, “Muscle Man” and “Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart" are just 3 of the highlights on this lp. All rock loud fast and hard, with melody to spare. The only questionable moment is the last track, “Fuzz War”. It’s nearly 11 minutes of excess noise that ends an otherwise tight album. It’s not bad; it’s just questionable if it’s necessary. It doesn’t deter from the fun at all, it’s more of a head scratcher than anything else. I highly recommend Slaughterhouse, as well as some of the other records listed above. Newbies to Ty Segall might be better served by Goodbye Bread or Singles 2007-2010, but otherwise, take a chance, it’s worth it! Ty Segall is on a roll right now, I’m excited to see where he goes next!
Key Tracks: “Wave Goodbye”, “Diddy Wah Diddy”, “Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart”
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-Reviewed by Kevin Poindexter