Ty Segall & the Freedom Band (Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye) are back after the epic album, Freedom’s Goblin. Recorded during a tour that blasted Ty Segall’s catalog, they have announced that Deforming Lobes, will be out March 29th via Drag City.
“GØGGS’ second album, “Pre-Strike Sweep” is a retro throwback to how garage rock
used to be.”
Cats in a mafia or doing bondage, young flies staring at a nudey mag, cockroaches amid an apocalypse, gender-fluid pigeons, Ty Segall and Kurt Vile become squirrels, and rats wearing pants to hide “nervous boners;” these are just some examples of the hijinks and situations that exist in the world of Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese’s HBO comedy, Animals.
Like everyone who is an avid listener of Ty Segall I was looking forward to the experimental/bluesy melodies acquitted with relatable lyrics that are easy to sing along to. This is not the case for this album. I’ll start this by addressing the vocal progressions and melodies of some of the songs on this album. Most of the songs come with very fuzzy and punchy tones and catchy rhythms but most of it is drawn away from the song once the vocals are introduced. Not every song is like this but a majority are derived from the same experimental vision. It takes away quite heavily in some songs only because the melodies do not make much sense in their progressions.