Few days seems to go by in 2012 when the name Ty Segall doesn’t come up. Whether it’s in praise of his collaboration with White Fence or to yammer on about the dark and heavy Ty Segall Band record, the hard working rocker just hasn’t left our collective mind. Twins marks Segall’s third record this year, a daunting task for any artist. And if it’s half as good as his last two have been, Segall deserves mention amongst this generation’s greatest songwriters. Returning to Drag City after last year’s breakout full length Goodbye Bread, it would appear as though Segall finally has a steady home for his solo material.

“The Hill” is the first single from the aforementioned album, out now as a digital single and available to pre-order as a 7″. And it’s yet another jarring example of how Ty Segall remains completely unique in his approach to crafting an album. It’s less about the psychadelic hooks of Hair, more abrasive than Goodbye Bread‘s comparatively tame nature, and much more approachable than anything on Slaughterhouse. Most notable are the opening :20 seconds, filled with the lonely voice of a female singing just before Segall’s screeching guitar and potent vocals chime in. At a brisk 2:42, “The Hill” is the same rambunctious punk output we fell in love with on Lemons just a few short years ago, and a return to that style is a welcome surprise. Twins is out October 9th.

Ty Segall 2012 tour dates
Sep. 2 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Sep. 3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree CafĂ© w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival


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