posted January 22nd, 2019

In 2018, Ty Segall and the The Freedom Band -- Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye -- stormed the world in support of Freedom's Goblin, playing songs from Ty's catalog in a series of ecstatic setlists. Each night, they sought freedom for themselves and the audience, even it if was just one night of emancipation from the world's numbing chill. Then they went and did it again the next night! That blunt-force impact of The Freedom Band in full effect is being presented via Deforming Lobes, coming March 29th! Get an early kiss on the ear with "Love Fuzz."

 Recorded live on stage at Los Angeles' Teragram Ballroom via mobile unit onto two-inch tape and mixed at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini, Deforming Lobes updates (and upends) numbers from Melted, Emotional Mugger, TwinsManipulator, $ingle$ 2 and Ty Segall. From the start, the "Warm Hands" suite shows the growth of the group since recording the original version for the 2017 Self-Titled album. The feeling between audience and band at those shows was its own special thing; here, the band is somehow even more front and centre, exploring every song with an unrestrained curiosity and fervour, never forgetting the collective experience they're sharing.
Following Freedom's Goblin, the epic double-LP that took the heroic arc of Manipulator and wadded it up into a much more aerodynamic (and harder-hitting) ball, Deforming Lobes is the first original statement from The Freedom Band, bookending the Goblin experience with an exclamation point. Relieve those idle hands and preorder now! 

Artists in this story: Ty Segall