Goodbye Bread – Ty Segall

Ty Segall has been making a name for himself the past two years. By touring his ass off and still finding time to make solid albums, he’s found ways to not loop himself into the whole lo-fi genre and keep things interesting. He doesn’t have too many bad songs in his discography and his albums can be played back to forth without the overwhelming desire to skip a track or two. That being said, I was interested in seeing what else Ty had up his sleeve. And I got what I wanted. I got Goodbye Bread.

From the beginning, the album starts picking up momentum. The title track starts us off and feels a lot like it could be a continuation of the last track off of Melted. “California Commercial” is okay. The guitar solo at the end is pretty cool, but overall, I feel like it doesn’t go anywhere. “Comfortable Home” changed that and reminded me how easy it is for Segall to shit great hooks. These first few tracks made me think Segall was cutting down on the overdrive for this album. While “You Make the Sun Fry” almost proved me wrong on that one. Those riffs almost make it feel like your brain is melting, but in a good way. “I Can’t Feel It” threw me off a bit. It’s not that it’s a bad track, but I wouldn’t have made it a single for the album.

I think the turning point of the album is “My Head Explodes.” A B-side from Melted, it originally appeared on a split he did with Jeff the Brotherhood. I guess he got smart, realized how good it was, polished it up and put it on the album. Good call dude. The track is one of Segall’s best on the album.  The momentum continues to build with the heavy and trippy tracks, “The Floor” and “Where Your Mind Goes.” Both pull you in and make you listen. “I Am With You” tricks you into thinking it’s going to be a softer song like “I Can’t Feel It,” but once the tempo picks up and Segall sings “I’m sick of the man, I’m sick of the dog….I’m sick of everything I can see”, you know otherwise. The random tempo jumps and Segall’s muffled howling make the track stand out and what I think, should have been the original single. The creeping feedback into the last guitar solo at the end seal the deal on that one. The album closes “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride”, a song that ends with Segall singing “Bye-bye, see you next time” and makes us wish it wasn’t over yet. At the end of the line, Segall makes another album that keeps us enticed and reminds us that he knows exactly what he’s doing.

You can grab my two favorite tracks, “My Head Explodes” and “I Am With You” somewhere around HERE. The album comes out June 21st on Drag City Records and is definitely worth-buying. Segall hasn’t let me down yet and continues this trend with this release. Segall’s on tour right now too and hopefully he’ll add another Nashville date sometime soon. Tour dates and other videos below. Check them out.

Tour Dates

05-17 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang

05-18 Erfurt, Germany – SG-Club

05-19 Berlin, Germany – West Germany

05-20 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera

05-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

05-22 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013

05-25 Bordeaux, France – Festival Relanche

05-26 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound

05-28 Vercors, France – Vercors Festival

05-30 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix

05-31 Liège, Belgium – La Zone

06-01 Torcoing, France – Le Grand Mix

06-02 Paris, France – Filmer La Musique Festival

06-03 Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores Festival

06-16 Toronto, Ontario – The Garrison (NXNE)

06-17 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar (NXNE)

06-18 Toronto, Ontario – Bovine Sex Club (NXNE)

07-02 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

07-21 San Diego, CA – Casbah @

07-22 Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock Center @

07-24 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar @

07-25 Reno, NV – Holland Project @

07-28 Portland, OR – East End @

07-29 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café @

07-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret @

08-14 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

* with the Walkmen, Peelander-Z, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

@ with Audacity

Goodbye Bread (solo)- Ty Segall

My Sunshine – Ty Segall

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2 Responses to “Goodbye Bread – Ty Segall”
  1. Cat says:

    Gah! I’m so excited for this record. Ty Segall is the shizz. And I’m totally seeing him in San Fran in August!

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