As SPELLLING, Chrystia Cabral dances the line between straightforward dream pop and aquatic, experimental electronic folk, creating music that both roils the soul and inspires whimsical daydreams. She expanded upon her tactile sound on 2021’s audacious The Turning Wheel, using rich instrumentation to animate her folkloric stories. Working with her touring band on new album SPELLLING & the Mystery School, Cabral reshapes previous album cuts with fresh arrangements, giving them the rhythmic, freeform feel of live versions. Her voice has never sounded better, even as some of the album makes you want to turn back to the delights of her charmingly shambling earlier work.
CHUNKY SHRAPNEL is a feature-length live music documentary from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, directed by John Angus Stewart. Literally bringing the audience onto the stages of their 2019 tour across Europe and the UK, CHUNKY SHRAPNEL offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film, a musical road movie dipped in turpentine. […]
Segall eats egg after egg in a visual that he co-directed with his wife, Denée Segall
Last month, Ty Segall released a new single, “Void,” accompanied by the announcement of a North American tour that will kick off next year. Today, Segall is back with another track, “Eggman,’ which comes with a video of him trying to eat a whole lot of eggs.
Raven Sings the Blues
New singles continue to roll out of the Ty Segall camp, this time turning down the prog dial for something a bit more raw. On “Eggman” Ty lets acoustic strums bandy with redline squalls. The scorch and swelter take a break midway through as he lets the song unravel into a slow motion sweat that eventually collapses to the floor. The track comes accompanied with a video that finds Segall channeling his inner Cool Hand Luke, gulpin’ eggs with the best of them. Like the last, the new single comes unattached, but with the way the singles are gathering there’s likely an album about to tie them together. Nab the new one over at Drag City and check out the video above.
Ty Segall has shared a doozy of a new single called “Eggman.”
The musician’s second new song this year, “Eggman” lives somewhere between Magical Mystery Tour and David Bowie’s “Fame,” layering multi-textural guitar riffs over a mid-tempo groove.
The DIY indie hero shares his adoration for Kenny Beats, his disdain for guitar pedals, and how his 199-song album One Wayne G came to life.
The nearly seven-minute new single from Segall heralds North American shows through the first half of next year.
California singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ty Segall is back with a brand new single today. “Void,” his first release of fresh music since his 2022 album “Hello, Hi,” is a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic rock track that centers Segall’s woozy vocal affectations and an intricate guitar part that is relentless in its loops and shimmers. The choral harmonies arrive with ample rewards, as the entire arrangement bleeds and morphs like a grand, hypnotic fusion of spectral, climaxing sonic DNA. It’s Ty Segall-core to the bone, and we’re obsessed.
Ty Segall has announced a new set of 2024 tour dates through next spring, and he’s paired the news with a nearly seven-minute-spanning new single “Void.”
The Mystery School takes listeners into a rich musical experience. This new album from Chrystia Cabral takes a nontraditional route by reimagining songs from Spelling’s discography.
Inspired by childhood fairy tales, early Christian fables, and Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tia Cabral is one of the most captivating artists working in music today.
Chrystia Cabral a.k.a. SPELLLING has already proven herself a one-of-one singer-songwriter in modern music — a soul diva beamed from planet Kate Bush — with three excellent albums released since 2017.
With the LP out now via Sacred Bones, Chrystia Cabral shares the origins of both the original tracks from her first three records and their re-recordings.
With algorithms constantly quantifying our tastes and habits, it’s freeing to remember that little is truly known about some dimensions of the human experience. SPELLLING turns to her most trusted divination tools to tap into the spiritual realm: her synthesizer, her tarot cards and her intuition.
Chrystia Cabral’s latest project reimagines the greatest hits off her three critically acclaimed LPs.
Hey, Ty Segall released a seven-minute experimental prog-rock song! “Void,” released today to accompany Segall’s 2024(!) tour announcement, is a relative rarity within the veteran garage-rocker’s extensive catalog. It begins with an eerie, dissonant acoustic arpeggio and builds layers from there. It never really settles into the hard-charging take-no-prisoners mode I associate with Segall’s live show, but it eventually bottoms out into something like ominous classic rock, like a proto-metal version of late-period Beatles.
INDOMITABLE GARAGE ROCKER Ty Segall is back with a new song, “Void,” as well as dates for a massive 2024 North American tour.
With a vibrant kaleidoscope of sounds and ethereal ambiance, the singer brings both her fantasy world and reality to life.
Chrystia Cabral’s Spellling & the Mystery School is a collection of songs from throughout her career as Spellling, but with a twist, as each track has undergone a complete reimagination. The already eerie “Under the Sun,” from 2019’s Mazy Fly, has been masterfully reworked into an even eerier sci-fi ballad with an ominous string arrangement and an interlude punctuated by synth flashes, while “Phantom Farewell,” from 2017’s Pantheon of Me, beefs up some of the song’s original sonic distortions for a bigger, grander sound.
On a European tour, the Australian group, which approaches many musical styles, went through the festival organized in part at the fort of Saint-Père, near Saint-Malo.
Oakland singer/songwriter and experimentalist SPELLLING is following up her 2021 masterpiece The Turning Wheel this August with SPELLLING & The Mystery School, a collection of tracks that surf between minimalism, glitchy percussive rhythm and hypnotic pianistic patterns. Full of mysticism and drama and haunting, evocative exploration, The gravity of SPELLLING’s songwriting is immense and, in turn, she makes left-field pop music that is both alien and ambitious. SPELLING & The Mystery School is on our radar because, after teaser singles “Cherry” and “Under the Sun,” it’s shaping up to be one of the best things she’s made—which says a great deal, given that The Turning Wheel was one of the very best records of 2021
Chrystia Cabral (SPELLLING) has shared the third single from her next album, SPELLLING & the Mystery School, due out August 25 via Sacred Bones. The record reintroduces the backing ensemble that joined Cabral for her most recent full-length, 2021’s The Turning Wheel, and comprises full-band re-recordings of tracks from across Cabral’s career: The original version of today’s track, “Hard To Please (Reprise),” comes from her 2019 breakout LP, Mazy Fly. And it follows the forthcoming record’s joint lead singles, “Cherry” (a rework of “Choke Cherry Horse” from 2017’s Pantheon of Me) and “Under The Sun,” another flipped Mazy Fly cut.
Eerie artist Spellling — real name Chrystia Cabral — received recognition for her idiosyncratic 2021 masterwork The Turning Wheel, and these new songs “Cherry” and “Under The Sun” prove she hasn’t lost her haunted appeal. “Cherry” twinkles and broods and builds with unsettling whispers, growing into an evil anthem, sounding like a scene from a horror movie.
Spellling (aka Chrystia Cabral) has announced a new album: Spellling & the Mystery School is a collection of new versions of songs from across her discography that she recorded with her touring band. The full-length arrives August 25 via Sacred Bones. Listen to tracks from the LP, “Cherry” and “Under the Sun,” below.
“For the tour behind her excellent 2021 album The Turning Wheel, SPELLLING performed alongside a full band called the Mystery School, giving new dimensions to the experimental pop artist’s work. If you didn’t get a chance to see those shows, SPELLLING will soon bring the experience to a new studio album called SPELLLING & the Mystery School. Out August 25 via Sacred Bones, the album will feature re-recordings of songs from across Chrystia Cabral’s discography as SPELLLING.”
The Needle Drop
King Gizzard’s PDA listed as one of the best albums of the year!
The key to understanding the King Gizzard phenomenon is a willingness to imagine disparate categories in dense overlap, well beyond anything our post-genre pop era might have prepared us for. The group’s six musicians live at the center of a very unlikely Venn diagram: stylistic chameleons on par with Beck and Damon Albarn, prolific at a rate that outpaces even the famously hyper-productive Guided By Voices, mounting completely unpredictable live shows with the jam band ethos of Phish. Led by 32-year-old primary songwriter Stu Mackenzie, they have released 24 studio albums since 2010, five of which dropped in 2022. (Two of those, the MGMT-ish Omnium Gatherum and the groovy jazz-fusion opus Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms, and Lava, are good entry points for the uninitiated.) The records tend to be organized around genre and musical high concepts — garage rock, various flavors of psychedelia, electronic excursions, prog, blue-eyed soul and several albums exploring the possibilites of microtonal tuning.
And take a band like Le Tigre – Kathleen Hanna’s brilliant 90s riot grrl band whose MO was always to “write political pop songs and be the dance party after the protest”. They feel just as, if not more, vital today as they did back then (their debut album in 1999 featured the line “Oh, fuck Giuliani! He’s such a fucking jerk!” – how’s that for prescient?).
“We were originally asked to headline a festival that would take place just months before the 2020 election,” JD Samson of the band tells me. “We hadn’t toured since the Bush era, and it felt especially timely for us to rekindle our anti-right wing chants for our fans and anyone else that wanted to join in.”
“Unfortunately, COVID shifted our timeline and the event ended up taking place in 2022. In the process of working on the show, we reconnected with the work and realised how relevant the music was – and how much fun we had working together – and have felt connected to those intentions since.” Their recent show at the Troxy in London was a joyful celebration – a reminder they’d reached whole new audiences while they were away and that the need for fun, defiant protest feels just as, if not more, pressing than it did when they formed the band.
Consequence of Sound
King Gizzard clocked back into somewhat familiar instrumentation with PetroDragonic Apocalypse (for short, because, of course), which marks their 24th studio album. Self-described as “heavy as fuck,” the new record harks back to 2019’s Infest the Rat’s Nest by diving into the metal pools of experimentally hard-hitting riffs and songs about witches and wizards. They teased the album with lead single “Gila Monster.”
Michelle Cable founded Panache in 1998 in Eureka, CA. Panache has existed as many different entities in the music industry since then. We originated as a music zine, born out of the pure love of discovering bands that both inspired and shook your soul. Interviewing bands led to promoting shows in Humboldt County, CA, and then in San Francisco. Panache evolved into a North American booking agency when we started organizing tours for bands nationwide. While in NY, after existing as an agency for over a decade, Panache expanded into music management to help our artists find the guidance they needed to develop their art into sustainable, healthy, long-lasting careers.
At Panache, we are a collective of independent-minded music lovers who pride ourselves on thinking outside the box as we focus on creative production. Our artists are part of our family as we work closely to promote, share and expand their art. We bridge the gap between DIY ethos and commercial success while always keeping an artist’s best interest and integrity to heart. Our worldwide management roster now includes Mac DeMarco, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, SPELLLING, The Murlocs, and Jess Cornelius.
Over the years, Panache has focused on utilizing our resources to perform philanthropic acts for organizations like Planned Parenthood, Noise For Now, Elizabeth House & many others. We strive to be innovative in doing our part to help make this world a better place.