Just in case you don’t have a collection of Ty Segall on Vinyl and all things Ty related, what follows is a brief intro from allmusic.. The main reason for all this background info is that Ty Segall will have 2 of my top ten records of 2013. This work from Fuzz being the 2nd… The 1st is Sleeper.
Lo-fi musician Ty Segall first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, California garage rock revivalists the Epsilons. With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory. On his solo album, Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating ’60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb. The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto-punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander “Skip” Spence. He returned in 2010 with Melted. 2011 was a busy year for him, with two albums — Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread — scheduled for release. Goodbye Bread marked a turn toward Segall‘s softer side, evoking a John Lennon-like take on quieter and more introspective singer/songwriter fare. In 2012, Segall collaborated with Strange Boys‘ offshoot White Fence on Hair. This mini-album married Segall‘s Beatles-soaked pop hooks and production with White Fence‘s Syd Barrett-influenced, acid-damaged garage sounds. Two more Segall albums followed that year, including June’s Slaughterhouse with the Ty Segall Band on In the Red, and Twins, the completely solo follow-up to Goodbye Bread released on Drag City in October. Segall‘s profile grew, and 2013 began with several reissues of previous projects, including a 2009 collaboration with Mikal Cronin entitled Reverse Shark Tank, as well as his earlier garage trio the Traditional Fools‘ out of print 2008 debut. Also, in 2013, he showed off a new approach, recording a departure from the usual titled Sleeper, for which all the songs were acoustic ballads.
As if he didn’t already have enough going on, in 2011 prolific San Francisco garage rocker/songwriter Ty Segall began side project Fuzz with his sometimes bandmember Charles Moothart. Living up to their name, Fuzz took influence from heavy, caustic, fuzz pedal-worshiping ’60s proto-metal and psychedelic acts like the Groundhogs, Jimi Hendrix, and Blue Cheer. The band began as a duo with Moothart on vocals and guitar and Segall on drums and vocals, eventually expanding to add longtime friend Roland Cosio on bass. Their earliest recordings came in the form of immediately sold-out 7″s on In the Red and Trouble in Mind, followed by a self-titled full-length in late 2013.
This Ty Segall side project builds on a foundation of early-’70s proto-metal psychedelia and jammy guitar heaviness.
What’s In My Head?
Ty Segall – Drums, Vocals
Charles Mootheart – Guitar, Vocals (on “Raise”)
Roland Cosio – Bass, Vocals (in “What’s In My Head?”)