iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

 
FOLLOW: FREE MOBILE APPS:
facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
   
Culture
Talk about Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
 
Help Support. Donate.
 
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
 
 
Advertise With Us
 
 
     

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
The Post  
 
Ty Segall’s Sleeper Sends Listeners Into Sweet Slumber, A Review
 
  by: SteveKane - Broomall, PA
started: 09/09/13 4:19 pm | updated: 09/09/13 4:19 pm
 
The awake and ever prolific Ty Segall has yet again surpassed the sonic barrier with his latest release, Sleeper, released August 20th. The past five years have seen 8 full length releases from Segall, each marked by the fuzz-guitar and the psychedelic garage rock sound characteristic of San Francisco. This time around we are introduced to a unique somber world, invited deeper into the depths of acoustic slumber. Sleeper marks a milestone in Segall's musical career, surrounded by many significant factors in his own personal life (Segall's father recently passed away from cancer) and his first solo release since last year's Twins.

Consisting entirely of acoustic guitar, various stringed instruments and occasional percussion Sleeper is vastly different from Segall's previous efforts. The opening and title track "Sleeper" introduces the listener to the beautiful ballad sounds of the album with themes of loneliness, loss and acceptance with lyrics "Oh, deeper/fall deeper into sleep/my sleeper too" allowing the listener to be submerged into the comforting and caress the album righteously provides. Segall’s vocals are strong and distinctive, drawing influence from many singer/songwriters from the sixties. Violin and viola are prevalent within the album, a first collaboration from Segall and it is surprisingly and incredibly suitable.

Next track "The Keepers" is an anthem for a generation of imaginaries, visionaries and youth together. Reminiscent of yester-years counterculture especially in the San Francisco Height-Asbury district, with groups such as The Fugs, Jefferson Airplane and even Steve Miller Band. With confidence and grace Segall provides lyrics of utmost profound, "And let your hair grow/And let them know/That the dreamers can still shake hands." Strong, powerful moments like this on the album make for a very promising outlook on where Ty Segall is heading creatively and how he is progressing as a writer.

Third track "Crazy" shares a delightful reminder to remember your background and to know your roots, no matter where you are in life. Venturing into the possibly Philly-band related fourth track named “The Man Man” enters the more jam-based influence on the album. The ever present acoustic guitar glides with prestige while natural reverb soaked vocals float with mastery. Significantly the song progresses into a pinnacle point on the album, introducing the single and solitary electric guitar part on the entire record with a sacredly overdriven guitar solo sending even the lightest listener to head-banging territory.
The record’s first side closes with a sincerely written song entitled "She Don't Care" with beautiful vocal harmonies and impressive violin work. Violin adds a dynamic to the album which makes for a very genuine, direct and personal delivery. This is what is absolutely missing in the music industry. The record's second side opens with acoustic jam-based track "Come Outside" introducing grooving bongos and electric bass guitar driving the rhythm. The next track entitled "6th Street" starts with acoustic slide-guitar with dreamy vocals and a swooning melody. Also heavily rooting in the blues, the album is very traditional with great folk sensibility.

The album's eight track "Sweet C.C." provides a catchy acoustic riff and heavenly chorus hook drawing the listener in an eclectic release of emotion. What is incredible about the record is each of these songs has the potential to translate sonically into a full-band electric composition, almost as comparable to when Bob Dylan went from acoustic to electric in 1965. Ninth track entitled "Queen Lullabye" is a slow, sweet and sad song with Segall singing in falsetto over a progressively echo and delay effect building to a climax. The final and tenth track on the album entitled "The West" is a charming, warm and enchanting sing-along reminiscent of a traditional folk song. The song can easily be placed in old folk songbooks and is delivered sincerely with ever-present love and care. Distinct in the song is Segall's expressing his notion of being lost, lonely yet also discovering a new and proud foundation. Closing the album is a developed Ty Segall displaying his absolute talent deserving of blessed praise.

With countless albums, songs and bands Ty Segall has been a part of within over the past half-decade Sleeper is a glorious gem and generous effort of supreme talent. Heavily representing the state of garage rock and the influence of so many bands to come from San Francisco over the years, we find a genuine representation of the promising outlook of rock and roll. Sleeper hails and reigns as a reminder of the great need of original singer/songwriters of today’s generation. Come together and prosper as a new age to aid the state of raw, real and regal music. A solid token of genius, the dream can be achieved and as one we allow the imagination become a part of reality. Ty Segall's band, Fuzz, which he plays drums for will be in Philadelphia on Friday, October 11th at Kung-Fu Necktie.

Listen to iradiophilly's Y-Not Radio for Indie Rock
Listen Live! Y-Not - Indie Rock

 
Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
 
TOP STORIES
May 23/24 - Playlist - Michael Tearson's ATTIC - World Wide Dylan: All That Jazz Part 2 - 05/26 9:27 pm

May 23/24 Playlist - Michael Tearson's Marconi Experiment - BBC Archives: Nick Lowe & Assoc + Folkie - 05/26 9:20 pm

Walk-up Orders at Philadelphia Restaurants/Food Trucks; 200+ Memorial Day Party; PHL Homeless Moved - 05/26 7:32 pm

NJ to Allow Outside Graduations July 6, Pro Sports Can Resume; DE to Lift Rental Ban, 250 Gatherings - 05/26 4:25 pm

NJ to Allow Outside Graduations July 6, Pro Sports Can Resume; DE to Lift Rental Ban, 250 Gatherings - 05/26 4:24 pm

 
(0) responses
 

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

 
 

Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

 
   
   
    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
HOME | ABOUT | ADVERTISE | CONTACT | EVENTS | PHOTOS | PODCASTS | STATIONS | CONTESTS | SPONSORS | BUSINESSES/ORGs | SCHEDULE | SITEMAP | THE POST   © 2010-20 iradiophilly 501(c)(3)
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media