Preview – Ty Segall at the Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, Dec 12 2012
-by Elana Shepert
With the release of three full-length albums and two late TV appearances (on Conan and Letterman) this year, Ty Segall returns to Vancouver Dec 12 to showcase his latest solo release, Twins.
The show marks the second time this year Segall has brought his eclectic, pop-infused garage punk to the Waldorf Hotel. At his last appearance, the rocker crowd-surfed through a sea of fans, fluidly switched instruments with his bandmate mid-song and nailed a cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Paranoid” (Daniel Colussi, Scout Magazine). Needless to say, he puts on an entertaining show, and Twins explores the full range of his talent.
Evan Minsker of Pitchfork writes of Segall’s three 2012 albums: “With Hair, his collaborative album with White Fence, he angled for jam-heavy, psych-leaning rock ‘n’ roll. Only a year ago, he delivered his ‘serious’ album Goodbye Bread, where he both cooed calmly and screamed about an exploding head. Impressively, all three of those albums are really good. It’s a testament to Segall as a restless songwriter who can adapt to, and successfully execute, several different styles. So here we are with Twins, his third LP of 2012, which stands at the intersection of all of his recent interests.”
David Bevan of Spin writes of Segall’s latest album, Twins: “The album is also Segall’s most pivotal work to date, an adamantine, aerodynamic slab of head-splitting primacy that finds a gifted young songwriter coming to terms with the direction and impact of his voice, with what it means to be loud or quiet, clean or dirty, sunny or stormy, a battering ram or a breeze.”