Ty Segall

Freedom's Goblin (Drag City)

Levitating Platters

Marc Bolan's spirit so thoroughly inhabits millennial psych golden boy Ty Segall, especially on "Fanny Dog" and "My Lady's on Fire," it's curious this Steve Albini-produced double LP wasn't titled Steam-Driven Warrior. Then again, warbly vocalisms, impenetrably fuzz-encrusted guitar work, and boppin' elf grooves delightfully set the man apart from like-minded neo-hippies – alongside reverb avoidance and the occasional horns. Nice hyperfuzz cover of Hot Chocolate's "Every 1's a Winner," too. (Thu. 26, Stubb's, 9:45pm; Fri. 27, Barracuda, 6:45pm)

****

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Ty Segall
Levitating Platters
Ty Segall
Emotional Mugger (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, April 29, 2016

Playback
Playback
Austin Music People wants to meet up

Kevin Curtin, Aug. 23, 2013

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Ghostland Observatory
See You Later, Simulator (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, Sept. 7, 2018

Texas Platters
The Belle Sounds
The Sea Within (Record Review)

Abby Johnston, Sept. 7, 2018

More by Tim Stegall
Texas Platters
Cordy Lavery
Cordless (Record Review)

Sept. 7, 2018

Texas Platters
Nervous Exits
Get Out (Record Review)

Aug. 24, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Ty Segall

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle