posted December 5th, 2017

Freedom's Goblin is the new Ty Segall album: 19 tracks strong, filling four sides of vinyl nonstop, with an unrestricted sense of coming together to make an album. Out January 26th, it wants you to get your head straight - but first, the process will make your head spin! On any given side, we're tracking five or six full-blown personalities, unconcerned with convention or continuity. The songs came in the flow of the year: days of vomit and days of ecstasy and escape too, and days between. The rulebook's been tossed, but Freedom's Goblin is thick with deep songwriting resources, be it stomper, weeper, ballad, screamer, banger or funker-upper, all diverted into new Tydentities in the name of love and loathing. Whether chilling at home or on tour with the Freedom Band, tracks were cut at five studios in LA, Chicago and Memphis, engineered by Steve Albini, F. Bermudez, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell and of course, Ty himself. The goal was getting free: embracing any approach necessary to communicate new heights and depths, seeking new places for the fuzz to land among octaving harmonies, dancefloor grooves, synths, saxes and horns, jams, post-Nicky-Hopkins r'n'b electric piano vibes, children-of-the-corn psycho-rebellions, old country waltzes and down-by-the-river shuffles. Basically, the free-est bunch of pop songs Ty's ever put on tape - free to love or to be alone; to be pretty or pretty ugly; free to turn the other cheek or to turn up the volume. And of course, free to make just about any kind of song that'll free people when they hear it - because we’re ALL Goblins and we ALL want our Freedom!

This feeling comes alive in “Every 1’s a Winner,” the sixth Freedom’s Goblin pre-release share (a record for Drag City!), including last night’s sneak peek, big band debut of “Fanny Dog” on CONAN. "Every 1's a winner, baby that's the truth" - truly, a much-needed message for our times! As in, the kind of message we don't expect anyone anywhere saying anytime soon. Ty Segall is naturally delivering this message specially to a special someone of his own, the kind to whom makin' love is such a thrill - but you too are free to be special to someone also, so long as you realize that with such freedom comes great responsibility.  Ty covers Hot Chocolate here as if he'd been funkin' since he electric slid out the cradle!. The sound of 2018 (and 2017!) will be much improved by its presence, and everything else on the forthcoming Freedom's Goblin!


Sat. Dec. 9 – Mexico City, MX @ Hipnosis Festival
Fri. Dec. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom [solo acoustic set] *
Sat. Dec. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom [solo acoustic set]  *
Sun. Dec. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel [solo acoustic set] #
Mon. Dec. 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel [solo acoustic set] #
Wed. Jan. 24 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Thu. Jan. 25 - Laguna Beach, CA @ Sandpiper Lounge
Fri. Jan. 26 - Sun. Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Thu. Feb. 1 -  San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
Tue. Apr. 3 -  Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Thu. Apr. 5 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Fri. Apr. 6 - Rapid City, SD @ Audio Arts
Sat. Apr. 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun. Apr. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera
Tue. Apr. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
Wed. Apr. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
Fri. Apr. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Sat. Apr. 14 - Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
Sun. Apr. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
Tue. Apr. 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Wed. Apr. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Apr. 20 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sat. Apr. 21 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Sun. Apr. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Tue. Apr. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
Thu. Apr. 26 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Levitation 2018)
Fri. Apr. 27 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda


* = with OCS, Shannon Lay, all proceeds go to LA Kitchen
# = with OCS, Shannon Lay
^ = with Queens Of The Stone Age

Artists in this story: Ty Segall