Photo by Denée Segall

The man in the tree has a guitar, he’s gonna sing. But the sun shining through the branches— are those rays yellow or hazy gray? What day is today? When are you not going to feel this way again?

“Hello, Hi”: welcome in to a new room to play the styles and feels that lie under Ty Segall’s fingers, easing fresh air into acoustic space with an assortment of love songs flowering in righteous unconsciousness. Plaintive and wistful, but unafraid. Like rain washing away yesterday, “Hello, Hi” pushes open the door, inviting the new to pass through all the old shades and degrees of hot and cold. Dark paths turn off abruptly into absurd darkness, then wind back through the broken rocks, ecstatic again. Absurdity again. It happens everyday.

“Hello, Hi” is expansively rendered by Ty, mostly by himself, at home. The isolation suits the songs: you’re only ever as “at home” as you are with yourself in the mirror. Ty’s acoustic and electric guitars and vocal harmonies layer self upon self, forming a spiny backbone for the album. Textures at once gentle and dissonant root the songs as they make their move: melodic arcs convulsing in doubt and bliss and rage. Busting out of the endless gridlock into open space, these spirits pass on through.

“Hello, Hi”’s flickering awakening to this trip: the opening three tracks’ train of sweet and salty reflections, before the abrupt crunch of the title track electrifies the senses. Good morning’s turned to good mourning in nothing flat, but there’s still a way up from the doldrums, to try again. Why can’t it be just as simple as “Hello, Hi”? What to do with yourself when love triggers loathing? How many more times do you have to go back there again? Pulling at the scratchy wool threads of an old sweater favored for warmth, comfort, protection, rejection, denial, blindness etc, Ty Segall dives from a clear, open sky, down through the marine layer and the shimmering waves of all the years.

Radiating from the same mind fields as Goodbye Bread and Sleeper, mixed with shard edges of contrast and contradiction from things like Freedom’s Goblin, Manipulator, and First Taste, “Hello, Hi” is Ty’s most relaxed and complete production to date, an ebb-and flow fusion of words and music offering abstraction and acceptance as it wrestles itself through a fucked-up time. Your life and what you make of it — throughout “Hello, Hi,” Ty Segall charts a passage through its enduring tangles honestly, with clarity and confusion.

Tour Dates

Date Details Venue City With Tickets
01/18/23
@ The Rechabite
Perth
w/ Ghoulies
Perth
Ghoulies
01/20/23
@ Anglesea Memorial Hall
Anglesea
w/ Parsnip
Anglesea
Parsnip
01/21/23
@ Forum Melbourne
Melbourne
w/ CLAMM
Melbourne
CLAMM
01/22/23
@ UniBar
Adelaide
w/ The Condos
Adelaide
The Condos
01/24/23
@ UniBar
Wollongong
w/ R.M.F.C
UniBar
Wollongong
R.M.F.C
01/25/23
@ Metro Theatre
Sydney
w/ Straight Arrows
Metro Theatre
Sydney
Straight Arrows
01/27/23
@ The Princess Theatre
Brisbane
w/ Slowrip
Brisbane
Slowrip
01/28/23
@ Miami Marketta
Gold Coast
w/ Parsnip
Gold Coast
Parsnip
01/29/23
@ The Northern Byron Bay
Byron Bay
w/ Parsnip
The Northern Byron Bay
Byron Bay
Parsnip
02/01/23
@ Meow
Wellington
w/ w/ Jess Cornelius
Wellington
w/ Jess Cornelius
02/02/23
@ The Hollywood Avondale
Auckland
w/ w/ Jess Cornelius
Auckland
w/ Jess Cornelius
02/03/23
@ Raglan Town Hall
Raglan, New Zealand
w/ Earth Tongue
Raglan Town Hall
Raglan, New Zealand
Earth Tongue
02/04/23
@ Welcome to Nowhere
Whanganui
Whanganui
02/05/23
@ Eggfest
Coromandel, New Zealand
Eggfest
Coromandel, New Zealand

News

Ty Segall: ‘Staring at myself in the mirror on the wall and being like ‘What the hell’s going on?’
Beat

“At age 35, Segall has released more records than most artists do in a lifetime. He has 14 studio albums to his name, not including the many side projects he’s a part of. 2012’s Slaughterhouse is a wildly noisy rock ‘n’ roll affair, while the next year’s Sleeper has him strumming an acoustic guitar. Some of the loudest music Segall has released has been with the band Fuzz, which has him behind the drum kit, the instrument he learnt before guitar.”

Ty Segall – “Hello, Hi”
Stereogum

‘Human psych-rock factory Ty Segall isn’t the type to sit still for long. Last summer, Segall released his surprise LP Harmonizer. Earlier this year, he followed that LP with his soundtrack for the documentary Whirlybird. And now Segall has announced plays to drop a whole new LP on the world this summer, and he’s shared its absolute rocker of a first single.’

Hear Ty Segall’s Thunderous New Song ‘Hello, Hi’
Spin

‘“Hello, Hi” is a thundering ruckus of electric sound. Alternating between his vulnerable pleas and bashing strums, Segall’s wish is simple: “I leave a gift and I want to cry / A box of wood and a curtain / I just want to say hi.”’

Ty Segall announces new album “Hello, Hi” and shares title track
Brooklyn Vegan

‘Ty Segall has announced his 14th solo album “Hello, Hi” that will be out July 22 via Drag City. After the synthesized gleam of Harmonizer, he’s going in a different direction this time: “Tossing down straight acoustic shots with electric guitar back, ‘Hello, Hi’ rides through the valley of yer ol’ Canyon legends, finding an isolated place to unspool Ty’s copious reserves of nervous energy beneath an open sky.’

Ty Segall – Harmonizer
Pitchfork

‘The album distinguishes itself from the Segall catalog with extra-punctuated parts that slam into the ears, a calculated continuity enhanced by tracks that transition seamlessly, and a bunch of laser sounds.’

Ty Segall, ‘Whisper’
NPR

‘On “Whisper,” Segall mangles synthesizers until they sizzle and melt down into guitar-like lava. Combining sludgy stoner metal, electronic textures and sugary-sweet harmonies, Segall basically remakes heavy music into his own funhouse image. At the end, “Whisper” suddenly lurches into a slower gear, heading off in another direction.’

Ty Segall Plans New York, Los Angeles Residencies
Rolling Stone

Ty Segall makes a lot of noise. Since 2008, the California garage-rocker has released nearly a dozen solo albums, plus quite a few collaborations, EPs, one-off singles and more. This summer and fall, Segall will explore his back catalog with a series of multi-night residencies in Los Angeles and New York at which he’ll perform several of his best-loved albums in full.

Ty Segall Announces Full Album Concert Residencies
Pitchfork

Ty Segall and his Freedom Band have announced a series of residencies in a few U.S. cities and across Europe. The concerts will feature Segall, alongside Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye, performing select albums from Segall’s discography, including 2010’s Melted, 2011’s Goodbye Bread, 2014’s Manipulator, and 2016’s Emotional Mugger in full on select nights.

Ty Segall Announces Residencies Featuring Full Album Renditions
Pollstar

Beginning July 26, Segall will perform at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom for 10 consecutive Fridays. The first three he’ll play 2010’s Melted, the fourth and fifth he’ll play 2011’s Goodbye Bread, the sixth and seventh he’ll play 2016’s Emotional Mugger and the final three he’ll play 2014’s Manipulator.

In early October, Segall heads to Brooklyn’s Warsaw for five consecutive nights. He’ll play Melted on Oct. 1 and 2, Goodbye Bread on Oct. 3, Emotional Mugger on Oct. 4 and Manipulator on Oct. 5.Both American venues are familiar turf for Segall, who headlined the Teragram six times and Warsaw five times over 2017 and 2018.

Ty Segall To Perform Full Albums in Concert Residencies
Spin

Ty Segall and his Freedom Band have announced a series of residencies in a few U.S. cities and across Europe. The concerts will feature Segall, alongside Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye, performing select albums from Segall’s discography, including 2010’s Melted, 2011’s Goodbye Bread, 2014’s Manipulator, and 2016’s Emotional Mugger in full on select nights.

Ty Segall announces NYC, L.A. & European residencies playing albums in full
Brooklyn Vegan

Ty Segall and The Freedom Band has announced multi-night residencies in Los Angeles, NYC, Paris, London, and Haarlem, NL where they will play select albums in full, including Melted, Goodbye Bread, Emotional Mugger and Manipulator. (There will be an additional set at these shows where they’ll play “???” still to be announced.) There are 10 Los Angeles shows (Teragram Ballroom on July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 13, 20 & 27) and five NYC shows (Warsaw on October 1-5).

Ty Segall & Freedom Band ‘Deforming Lobes’ in a Scope
Pitchfork

On his 2018 tour de force, Freedom’s Goblin, Ty Segall provided us with a double-album highlight reel of every aesthetic the restless garage rocker has explored in his first decade as a solo artist, from light-speed hardcore to idyllic psychedelic-folk balladry to 12-minute fretboard-snapping jams. But in an interview conducted on the eve of the album’s release, Segall suggested the album represented the closing of a chapter. “I feel like I’ve barely even tapped anything,” he said, before revealing a desire to experiment with electronic production and make a hip-hop album. It remains to be seen whether Ty actually follows through on the transformation into MC Lil T. But if Segall is indeed laying his rocker id to rest for a while, Deforming Lobes is the blaze of glory in which it’s going out.

Watch Jeff Tweedy, Ty Segall, “Weird Al,” More Perform in Bed for Charity
Pitchfork

Bedstock is an online “music festival” initiative by MyMusicRx, a program from the Children’s Cancer Association. The annual event features artists performing from their beds as a show of unity for children that have to spend their holidays in hospital beds. This year, artists including Jeff Tweedy, Ty Segall, Ben Gibbard, “Weird Al” Yankovic, TV on the Radio, Japanese Breakfast, Tune-Yards, Whitney, the Black Lips, Mary Lattimore, and many others participated in the event.

NME reviews Ty Segall’s “Ty Segall”
NME

“…cranky garage rock, experimental psych pop, nu glam, neo country and music he himself has described as “Satan in space” – Segall’s been all over the nether regions of alternative music.”

NPR features Ty Segall’s new album on “First Listen”
NPR

“…the California bandleader’s prolific output over the past decade has grown increasingly ambitious in its own humble and rough-hewn way; at the same time, he refuses to set aside the gnarled riffs, spilled booze and busted knuckles of his most blistering work.”

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