TY SEGALL + SLEEPER
August 29, 2013
Last night Ty Segall made a triumphant return to Austin, Texas playing for a full crowd of adorning fans. The Mohawk was topped with eager ears waiting to hear a first listen of his new, and mostly acoustic album, Sleeper. Taking a turn in a new direction, Sleeper, steps away from the rumpus sound of Segall’s typical high energy garage-rock distortion, to a newly personal tone. Pitchfork, who rated the new album a 8.2, describes the attitude as having a “deeper resonance” through emotional themes that Segall stated to NPR were “kind of a purge.” Evan Minsker of Pitchfork even goes so far to claim: “It’s his most focused album, with every song’s tone easily flowing into the next, and it’s also one of his best.”
That being said and expected, Segall delivered a beautifully performed account of Sleeper, with some fans even trying to utilize that all-too-familiar-TySegall-energy to crowd surf at his live performance.
Catch him on his latest tour here, performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for his next date.