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Ty Segall: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Jan 28 2015

Garage-rock wunderkind Ty Segall left San Francisco for Southern California a couple of years ago — the Laguna Beach native relocated Los Angeles in 2013 — but he embraced a far bigger change with the deliberate approach he took while making his universally acclaimed double LP Manipulator that came out on Drag City late last summer. Dialing back the prolific output that produced a torrent of albums, 7-inch singles, and collaborative releases since his 2008 solo debut, Segall wrote songs for a full year before practically living in engineer Chris Woodhouse's Sacramento studio for a full month of recording. The effort resulted in the songwriter's most fully realized and intricately arranged collection yet without taming the primordial roar of his fuzzed-out guitar. Segall may be returning to his profligate ways; in the first month of 2015, he's already issued a new EP Mr. Face and the latest edition of Castle Face's Live in San Francisco series that documents a blistering performance by his band at the Rickshaw Stop from last year. Fans lucky enough to score tickets to these two sold-out shows may one day be wistfully remembering when they could see Segall perform at such an intimate venue.

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