Music Video: Ty Segall – “Manipulator”

Recently, preacher at The First Church of Fuzz, Ty Segall released his tightly packed sermon, Manipulator, an album that I plan on talking more about later. Today, the album’s title-track received an interactive video. You can personalize almost all aspects of the video, so feel free to play around over at Segall’s website. Or, you can watch the “director’s playthrough” below. But why would you want to do that? Don’t do that. Enjoy.

19 Days to Bonnaroo: Ty Segall

As the days go by, I get more and more excited. This is one you do not want to miss. Enjoy.

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Please, no love making during Lionel Richie. Contain yourselves people.

Ty Segall – Friday, June 13, 1:00 A.M. – This Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: The Orwells, Dr. Dog, Those Darlins

Ty Segall has become a garage rock God. He’s like Jack White, but younger and covered in California sand. Like White, he’s never slowed down. Within the last few years, Segall has released upwards of ten albums with various bands and collaborators. Whether he’s playing brutal, metal-esque punk, jangly surf rock, or acoustic folk rock, Segall always brings A+ songwriting with A+ melodies.

At Bonnaroo, expect Segall’s crunchy guitars to conjure glorious mosh pits and bludgeon eyes as far as they used to see. If you need a preview, check out Segall play “You’re the Doctor” on Letterman.

Beach Party VS Beach Party

Spin recently posted an article about Los Angeles garage surf rock band Beach Party. Upon listening to the their track “Can’t Surf”, I immediately needed more. But, when I googled Beach Party, I found South African surf rock band Beach Party. So, today is Battle of the Beach Partys. Enjoy.

Beach Party (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles based Beach Party just released a free two-song set, composed of “Can’t Surf” and “Fun”. Both songs are killer, straight forward baby punching surf rock with a garage bite. “Can’t Surf” is great beach song, and for a clumsy goon like myself, who could never learn to surf, it hits home. It starts with a nice stroll down the boardwalk, a slow trotting guitar with psychedelic flair, but just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, “I CAN’T SURF!!” tears a chunk out of you. In addition to their kick-ass sound, this band has a heavy-hitter Ty Segall in their corner. Segall, a garage rock god at this point, record the two songs, and if his name on it doesn’t make it gold, then just give them a listen. You can also download all of their tracks for free, what swell gentlemen.

Also, like Beach Party on Facebook.

Beach Party (Cape Town)

Beach Party is surf rock band from South Africa? There are beaches in South Africa, so I guess surf rock music just belongs there. Anyways, Beach Party is from Cape Town, South Africa, and that’s all I can really be sure of. According to their Facebook page they have released nine albums, co-created the genre of heavy metal music, and have sold over 300 million albums… who knew? The only thing I can know for sure about Beach Party, is they rule. This Beach Party seems to have a poppier approach to surf rock, Danny Video’s vocals are really light and catchy over these tunes. It just makes you feel like dancing. I’m dancing while writing this review.

You can download Beach Party’s new album For Now We Are Young for free on their Soundcloud.

Who is the King of the Beach?

So which Beach Party parties harder? Well that’s up to you. Listen to the music, download it if you like, like them on Facebook, and let me know. It’s not really a battle, both these bands are great and they are nice enough to give us music for free. Thanks for reading, and please subscribe.

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