posted September 8th, 2014

Manipulator is one of the year’s very finest rock records, which is a nice thing to be able to say about a record just about to break into the American Top 40! True fact dat. The songs, the sounds, the singing, "The Singer," - the whole conception! Really though - Manipulator is just getting rolling. Release week was highlighted by four nights of sold-out madness at the epicenter of Ty's LA stomping ground, The Echo - and now the Manipulator band is rocket-riding its way to a town near you! But wait, there's way more Manipulating to be had:

When it comes to laying out the entertainment table, the Segall lad is a generous and dudely host... in addition to making this potent new album for you to rock on repeat while you wait for the band’s arrival (Manipulator!), he also lined up some talented fuckers to make a video for you to maintain your stimulation through up and down moments alike! Yep, it’s time to do some manipulating of your own, people. Dive into the awesome “Manipulator” video, directed by Matt Yoka, a creative force who’s worked closely with Ty on multiple videos over the last several years. One glimpse or three clicks in, and it’s easy to see this man knows his subject. To get the full effect, make sure to click around the interactive version, coded/designed by Simon Wiscombe, and also watch the Director's Playthrough (below). Then, head over to The New York Times’ T Magazine for an exclusive look at the manipulations behind the scenes. They make it seem so simply complex! But it's not just their way, it's the Ty Segall way.

9/8/14 Mercy Lounge Nashville TN with Wand

9/9/14 The Earl Atlanta GA with Wand

9/9/14 The Earl Atlanta GA Early Show w/ Wand

9/10/14 Club Downunder Tallahassee FL with Wand

9/11/14 The Stage Miami FL with Wand

9/12/14 Epic Problem Tampa FL with Wand

9/13/14 Georgia Theatre Athens GA w/ Wand, Shade

9/14/14 Motorco Music Hall Durham NC with Wand

9/15/14 9:30 Club Washington DC with Wand

9/17/14 Webster Hall New York NY with Axis: Sova & Wand

9/18/14 Webster Hall New York NY with La Luz

9/19/14 Great Scott Allston MA with La Luz

9/20/14 Club Soda Montreal Quebec Canada Pop Montreal with La Luz

9/21/14 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON Canada with La Luz

9/22/14 Trinosophes Detroit MI with Axis: Sova & La Luz

9/23/14 Thalia Hall Chicago IL with Axis: Sova & La Luz

9/24/14 Turf Club St. Paul MN with La Luz

9/25/14 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha NE with La Luz

9/26/14 Bluebird Theater Denver CO with La Luz

9/27/14 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT with La Luz

9/28/14 Beauty Bar Las Vegas Las Vegas NV with La Luz

10/19/14 La Sirène La Rochelle France

10/21/14 La Cigale Paris France

10/22/14 Le Bikini Toulouse France

10/23/14 Sala Apolo Barcelona Spain

10/24/14 But Madrid Spain

10/25/14 Lux Frágil Lisbon Portugal

10/27/14 Intxaurrondo K.E. San Sebastian Spain

10/28/14 La Coopérative de Mai Clermont Ferrand France

10/29/14 PTR Usine Geneva Switzerland

10/30/14 Locomotiv Bologna Italy

10/31/14 Locanda Atlantide Rome Italy

11/1/14 Interzone Art Centre Verona Italy

11/3/14 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands

11/4/14 Knust Hamburg Germany

11/5/14 Beatpol Dresden Germany

11/6/14 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin Germany

11/7/14 Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark

11/8/14 Kägelbanan Södra Teatern Stockholm Sweden

11/10/14 Gorilla Manchester United Kingdom

11/11/14 Brudenell Social Club Leeds United Kingdom

11/12/14 Electric Ballroom London United Kingdom

12/11/14 The Bakery Perth Australia

12/13/14 Meredith Festival Meredith Australia

12/14/14 Corner Hotel Melbourne Australia

12/17/14 Oxford Art Factory Sydney New South Wales Australia

12/19/14 The Zoo Brisbane Australia

12/20/14 The Northern Byron Bay Australia

Artists in this story: Ty Segall