Ty Segall: Three Bells [Album Review]

Ty SegallThree BellsDrag City Records [2024]   Album Overview: Following his 2022 acoustic album, “Hello, Hi,” Three Bells takes Ty Segall on a deeper, wilder journey into the center of self. Ty is known for never making the same album twice, and this record represents a more profound and adventurous expansion of his continually evolving … Read more

Ty Segall – “My Best Friend” [Video]

Since 2008, Ty Segall has played out his hunger to be free through a dozen solo LPs, a variety of collaborative projects, and a rippling eclecticism of songs, sounds and production, all conversing from album to album in a mad diversity of voices. This search continues with Ty’s newest album, Three Bells, a fifteen song journey to the … Read more

Ty Segall – “My Room” [Video]

Ty Segall returns with his most ambitious, elastic set of songs to date, Three Bells, to be released January 26th via Drag City. Following 2022’s acoustic introspection opus, “Hello, Hi,” Three Bells is a deeper, wilder journey to the center of the self, with Ty using his musical vocabulary with ever-increasing sophistication. In conjunction with … Read more

Upchuck: Bite The Hand That Feeds [Album Review]

UpchuckBite The Hand That FeedsFamous Class Records [2023] For their sophomore record, Atlanta’s Upchuck headed to California to record Bite The Hand That Feeds, enlisting the production talents of Ty Segall. Right from the first guitar strums in the opening track, “Freaky,” you can hear Segall’s influence as its screeching rhythm mirrors his catalog’s template. … Read more

Ty Segall – “Void” [Video]

The world ripples, gurgles and expels! It’s not a mirage, it’s not unendurable heat, either. It’s just everything, viewed through a stained glass lens. Out of the void comes Ty Segall – with a new single/video and the announcement of a 2024 tour! With his new single, Ty’s bringing it all in a sustained blast, … Read more

Upchuck- “Freaky” [Video]

On the forefront of Atlanta’s thriving punk community, Upchuck are bound together by a purity of intention, an organic loyalty to a thick knot of uncalculated friendships, struggles, and desires. These are songs about the joy of continuing to live, songs that find each other in the rush of a crushing reality, propelling the listener … Read more

Shannon Lay: Covers Vol. 1 [Album Review]

Shannon LayCovers Vol. 1Sub Pop Records [2023] Shannon Lay, formerly with the band Feels and part of Ty Segall’s backing band, has released a handful of indie releases as well as Sub Pop. On the abtly titled Covers Vol. 1 she serves up 9 songs written by her influences, past and current. Largely played on … Read more

The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2022

The music world has been slowly uncoiling from the pandemic which gave us another onslaught of great 2022 releases this year. This created another tough think tank around what albums would make The Blazing Top 50. There are plenty that we missed and one rule at TFN is that a review had to be posted … Read more

Fire Track: The C.I.A. – “Inhale Exhale”

The C.I.A. have shared their second unhinged, biting new single “Inhale Exhale” today. Their forthcoming album, Surgery Channel, is ripe with straightforward conviction. The trio made up of Denée & Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly have constructed a world where everything is piercing and pinpointed. Every word brings confrontation – The C.I.A. make you question … Read more

Ty Segall: “Hello, Hi” [Album Review]

Ty Segall“Hello, Hi”Drag City Records [2022] It shouldn’t really be a surprise that during the now called “isolation months of 2020,” Ty Segall recorded an album. In fact, it would have been surprising if he didn’t. It also shouldn’t surprise you that “Hello, Hi” is more of an acoustic affair as Ty has changed it … Read more

The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2021

2021 was great year in music! Solid release after solid release made this year’s list one of the hardest to put together in TFN’s 15 year history. 2021 brought us plenty of surprise entries, more psych rock, an excellent new London scene, modern soul, good old indie rock and simply something new and interesting for … Read more

Ty Segall w/ Denée Segall – “Feel Good” [Video]

Two weeks ago, Ty Segall surprise-released Harmonizer, his first new album since 2019, out now digitally via Drag City and physically in October. Today, he presents a music video for one of its standouts, “Feel Good,” and announces a North American tour with the Freedom Band. “Feel Good” is one of Harmonizer’s two songs to … Read more

Ty Segall: Harmonizer [Album Review]

Ty SegallHarmonizerDrag City Records [2021] Nothing like a surprise album from Ty Segall to shake up your Tuesday as he dropped Harmonizer on world this week without any notice. The record represents his first solo LP since First Taste which was released two years ago. The album was co-produced by Cooper Crain and features Ty … Read more

Ty Segall & Freedom Band: Levitation Session (Orange/Blue/Bone Swirl Wax | Limited)

Have you caught any of these Levitation Sessions? So far each and every one has been fantastic and this weekends feels like the superbowl with Ty Segall & Freedom Band hitting the stage! Saturday, Ty and the band will rip through a discography spanning set filmed at Occidental College’s Remsen Bird Hillside Theater, a Greek … Read more

FUZZ: Levitation Session (Green & Purple Swirl Wax | Limited)

Hopefully you have been keeping up with the announced Levitation Sessions because each and every one of them has been stellar. This Saturday (4/24) is the debut of FUZZ’s set and like the others there is some great looking vinyl to capture the moment. The heavy psych power trio Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad … Read more

FUZZ: III [Album Review]

FUZZIIIIn The Red Records [2020] FUZZ, the Los Angeles-based trio of Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and new member Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), have returned with their third album and first album in five years. Appropriately titled III, the band comes back with their familiar modern stoner rock but unlike their two … Read more

FUZZ – “Mirror” [Video]

FUZZ, the Los Angeles-based trio of Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), will release their first album in five years, III, this Friday, October 23rd on In The Red Recordings. Today, they present a final pre-release offering, “Mirror,” following a mind-bending stop motion video for“Spit” and lead single … Read more

Wasted Shirt: Fungus II [Album Review]

Wasted Shirt Fungus IIFamous Class Records [2020] Ty Segall is back and this time he has collaborated with Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt to form Wasted Shirt. Their debut, Fungus II, finds both sharing the vocal duties, while Segall plays guitar, bass, and harmonizer and Chippendale is pounding on the drums. I will warn you right up front that Wasted … Read more

Ty Segall: First Taste [Album Review]

Ty Segall First Taste Drag City Records [2019] Who: Cali rocker Ty Segall returns with another batch of creative tracks. Sound: Without a guitar, Ty Segall still can bring his brand of indie psychedelia rock. TFN Final Take: Ty Segall has been pushing his limits on every release since his earliest days. He loves new … Read more

The C.I.A.: The C.I.A. [Album Review]

The C.I.A. The C.I.A. In The Red [2018] Who: The C.I.A. was the sixth Ty Segall related album of 2018 and is a collaboration with his wife, Denée Segall, and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang), a longtime member of his band. Sound: Denée Segall takes the lead vocal duties here and gives a punk delivery … Read more

GØGGS: Pre-Strike Sweep [Album Review]

GØGGS Pre-Strike Sweep In The Red [2018] Who: Ty Segall, Charles Moothart (Fuzz, CFM) and Chris Shaw (Ex-Cult) record another rousing fuzz punk record. Sound: GØGGS’ second release proves they are no fluke. Pre-Strike Sweep is a force to be reckoned with. TFN Final Take: I am not a huge Ty Segall fan by any … Read more