Psychedelic Garage Rockers Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees Go

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The two most prolific and acclaimed garage rockers of the past decade, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, have announced a joint tour.

Ty Segall

Ty Segall is a 27 year old multi-instrumentalist who has been making a name for himself in the music world for the past few years. He first gained recognition in 2008 with his debut album, Horn the Unicorn, and has since released 5 more albums, the most recent being Manipulator (2014). Segall’s music has been described as “garage rock” and “psychedelic rock”, and he is known for his high-energy live shows.

Early life and musical influences

Segall was born in Orange County, California, and raised in Laguna Beach. His father is an investment banker and his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Segall is of Norwegian descent. He has a younger brother, Nikolas (born 1987), who is also a musician and singer in the band Wasted Shirt. Both brothers are named after Nikolas Tesla.

Segall was exposed to music at an early age. His mother showed him how to play Beatles songs on the piano when he was 8 years old. Segall’s father owned a large record collection, which exposed Segall to music from artists such as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Kinks, and The Who. When Segall was 10 years old, his father gave him a copy of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, which Segall cites as his introduction to “heavy music”.

First band: Epsilons

Ty Segall is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his solo work, as well as being a member of the rock bands Epsilons, Fuzz, and Meatbodies. His music is characterized by its prolific nature, often described as “prolific” by critics. He has released ten solo albums, seven with his backing band Ty Segall Band, and three split albums. He also played drums on the first two records by Californian punk band Thee Oh Sees.

Segall began playing music in Orange County-based bands including the Epsilons and Fuzz. In 2008, he moved to San Francisco to join the band Thee Oh Sees as their drummer; he played on their album Help and continued to tour with them until 2010 when he left the band to focus on his own projects. He has since released ten solo albums, including two live albums, two compilation albums, and six studio albums. His latest studio album, Emotional Mugger, was released in 2016 on Drag City Records.

First solo album

On his first solo album, Segall explored a more garage rock sound similar to his work with The Ty Segall Band and Thee Oh Sees. The album was recorded during a break from touring with Oh Sees. Drawing upon inspirations such as Neil Young and Syd Barrett, the album Segall has said he wanted the album to sound “like it was made in 1966 or 1967”.

Thee Oh Sees

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees are two of the most important garage rock bands of the last decade. They’re also two of the most prolific, with each artist releasing multiple albums every year. This year, they’ve teamed up for a split album, and it’s just as good as you’d expect.

Formative years

Thee Oh Sees began as the solo recording project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Dwyer in San Francisco in 1997. In the years since its formation, the band has undergone several lineup changes, with Dwyer the only constant member. Thee Oh Sees have released over twenty albums since their first LP, The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In, was released in 2006.

In 2009, Ty Segall joined Thee Oh Sees as co-songwriter and lead guitarist. Segall (along with Mikal Cronin) brought a more aggressive, garage rock sound to the band which was evident on their 2010 album Help. This lineup toured extensively throughout 2010 and 2011 in support of Help and their following album Carrion Crawler/The Dream.

In 2012, after Segall left to focus on his solo career, Thee Oh Sees announced that Brad CShamann would be taking over guitar duties. This lineup recorded two albums together, Floating Coffin in 2013 and Mutilator Defeated at Last in 2015. Since then, Thee Oh Sees have continued to tour regularly, playing shows all over the world.

First album

Thee Oh Sees’ first album, The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In, was released on September 5, 2007, on In the Red Records. The album was recorded in San Francisco in 2006. It was produced by Ty Segall and engineered by Eric Bauer.

Thee Oh Sees’ second album, Help, was released on July 8, 2008, on In the Red Records. The album was recorded in San Francisco in 2007. It was produced by Ty Segall and engineered by Eric Bauer.

Thee Oh Sees’ third album, Putrifiers II, was released on October 16, 2012, on In the Red Records. The album was recorded in San Francisco in 2011 and 2012. It was produced by Chris Woodhouse and engineered by Eric Bauer.

First EP

Thee Oh Sees released their self-titled first EP in early 2007, followed by the singles “Block of Wood” and “The Master’s Bedroom.” Thee Oh Sees’ second album, Help, was released in 2008. The album’s lead single, “Tidal Wave,” received airplay on college radio and led to the band touring the United States and Europe.

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees are two of the most prominent names in the garage rock scene today. Hailing from the San Francisco area, these two artists have been making waves in the music world with their unique brand of psychedelic garage rock. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the music of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees.

First meeting and collaboration

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees’ first meeting was in San Francisco in 2008, when Thee Oh Sees were opening for Ty Segall’s band at the time, the Epsilons. John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees approached Segall after the show, and the two bonded over their shared love of 1960s garage rock and psychedelic music. They soon began playing together informally, and in 2010 they released a split single, “Ty Segall / Thee Oh Sees”. This was followed by a string of live shows and festival appearances. In 2012, they released a split EP, “Flip Flop”, and in 2013 they released another split single, “Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin / Thee Oh Sees”.

In 2014,Segall and Dwyer decided to formalize their collaboration and started working on material for a full-length album. They enlisted the help of fellow garage rocker Tim Presley of White Fence, who contributed guitar and vocals to the album. The self-titled album was released in April 2014 to positive reviews.

The three artists have continued to collaborate since then, releasing a live album in 2015 and another self-titled album in 2017.

First album

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees is the debut album by garage rock band Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, released on in 2010. The album was recorded live in one day with no overdubs. It is raw and rough, with a lo-fi sound that captures the energy of the live performance.

Second album

Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees is the second and final album by Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, released on April 19, 2011 on In the RED Records.

The album was recorded in December 2010 at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco, California. The album is a split release between In the Red Records and Goner Records.

Musically, the album is garage rock with a psychedelic edge. Lyrically, the album deals with subjects such as love, loss, and nostalgia.

The album was well-received by critics. Pitchfork Media gave the album a 7.9 out of 10, praising Segall’s songwriting and musicianship. AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, calling it “a great record.”

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