Segall and White Fence will bring Joy to the world on July 20 via Drag City, and Segall is currently on tour in Europe, with a solo-acoustic series of gigs planned this fall in the U.S. So it’s the perfect Wednesday to head the Wayback Machine straight at this extremely prolific, 30-year-old Cali boy who’s responsible for more good-to-great music in just a decade than most rock ‘n’ roll lifers are in an entire career.
Last year, we asked superfan Fred Armisen to interview Segall for a MAGNET cover story, and after reading it, you’ll find it tough to figure out who’s the bigger music geek: Ty or Fred:
The year before that, Segall hit yet another home run with Emotion Mugger, even though he wore a really disturbing baby mask on tour for the album and started calling himself Sloppo:
Segall also plays drums in the hard-rocking’ Fuzz, which released its excellent sophomore album, II, in 2015:
The year prior to that, Segall’s Manipulator placed 14th on our list of the 25 best albums of 2014 …
… and in 2012, Segall’s three releases that year—the solo Twins, Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse and his collaboration with White Fence, Hair—combined to earn him the number-two spot in our top 25:
Where Ty’s head goes, your head explodes.