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On The Verge: Ty Segall & White Fence

posted March 27, 2012, 1:20 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Ty Segall, White Fence, Ty Segall & White Fence, Hair

Whether you’re walking, rolling and tumbling, flying, driving your car, or sitting still and meditating, wherever you go, Hair you are. You don’t always see the wild mystery that comes with everyday life on this rock, but your connection to the Eternal is always present. You just can’t see it. Today, you’re in luck – up to your frontal eye-lobes in luck. Ty Segall & White Fence have thrown their X-ray vision upon you and see the blood rocking through your veins and all the blood vessels in your brain. They can see them…
Hair it is – to stuff the cracks in your mental chrome dome. Hair for you to stare for awhile. Hair grows like grass beneath your feet, opens up your mind and reflects you in the fun house mirror – spreading past your borderlines, bouncing like rubber, growing and grooving towards the sky (with diamonds). Was it yesterday or yesteryear or is it happening now, on five-second synaptic delay? You were tall, you were high…you went farther than you’ve ever been.   
Chanting to and from the dome is your living soundtrack and providing the Hairdressing for your psychic salad are Ty Segall and White Fence sitter Tim Presley with Sean Presley and Mikael Cronin along on the carpet ride. It unrolls from within them and in between them, and electricity takes many forms, from poppy lunges to acoustic strolls to freak-downs at end of the side. Hair gets tangled deep in clouds of guitars and drums and counter-riffs and percussion, then pressed flat with harmony vocals and compression. Whatever got them through the night, it launches the ship into the stratosphere. And Hair you are again.
Playing both the 35 Denton festival and SXSW recently, both artists are set for break out years, both separately and together. Their new record, Hair, is out April 24th on Drag City.  You can listen (stream) to the new mp3 single “I Am Not A Game” below or download it, as well as see the new tour dates. The album art and track listing are also included here.  Ty showed up as a special guest to play with Mikael Cronin in Denton, and also provided the opening support there for the Jesus And Mary Chain. White Fence comes highly recommended from none other than lead vocalist for Thee Oh Sees, John Dwyer.

Download the mp3 here


5-2 San Francisco – Independent *
5-3 Portland, OR – Star Theater
5-4 Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel
5-5 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
5-6 Missoula, MT – The Palace
5-8 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
5-9 Madison, WI – High Horse Saloon
5-10 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall !
5-11 Detroit, MI – Lager House !
5-12 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern !
5-13 Montreal, QC – Il Motore !
5-14 Portland, ME – Space Gallery !
5-16 New York, NY – Webster Hall $!
5-18 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
5-19 Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
5-20 Atlanta, GA – Earl
5-21 Nashville, TN – The End
5-22 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
5-23 Little Rock, AR – Whitewater Tavern
5-24 Houston, TX – Walter’s
5-25 Austin, TX – Mohawk (outside)

* = w/ Shannon and the Clams, The Mallard
! = w/ The Strange Boys
$ = w/ The Men


4-22 Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium +
8-4 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Fest / Henry Miller Library

+ = w/ The Shins


4-13 Gambier, OH- Kenyon College [solo set]
4-15 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College

Track List:

1 Time
2 I Am Not A Game
3 Easy Ryder
4 The Black Glove/Rag
5 Crybaby
6 (I Can’t) Get Around You
7 Scissor People
8 Tongues

Update: In their first Room 205 installment, Ty Segall & White Fence deliver a wildly euphoric, psych-fueled performance of “Scissor People” from the forthcoming album Hair on Drag City Records.  For this episode of Room 205, the two have teamed up with friends Mikal Cronin (bass) and Nick Murray (drums) to deliver a sonic freakout par excellence. That director Michael Reich and engineer Jon Gilbert captured them performing live together for the first time is just-in the truest sense of the word-awesome.  Keep an eye out for installments #2 and #3 to launch April 16th and 23rd.


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