Ty Segall’s new album Harmonizer is a synthtastic production redesign and makes for some of his cleanest songs and starkest ideas to date. Bringing together booming drum machines and corrosive guitars, “the wonder of sound is baked into the album from the title down, be it twin leads or the multi-part vocal harmonies that coat every song” (Brooklyn Vegan). After surprise releasing the album last month via Drag City (the physical release is set for October) and sharing the video for “Feel Good,” Ty now releases a video for its title track. The vibrant “Harmonizer” video, directed by Ty and Denée Segall, filters between colorful stills of different objects and more chaotic clips, progressively becoming more strange and unsettling.
Harmonizer, co-produced by Cooper Crain, is the debut recording to be released from Ty’s just-completed Harmonizer Studios. The album features Denée, who co-wrote and appears on two tracks, plus the Freedom Band, comprised of Ben Boye, Mikal Cronin, Emmett Kelly, and Charles Moothart.
Last week, Ty Segall & the Freedom Band kicked off their North American tour. Following their two remaining shows at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, the band will continue to tour across California, including Moreno Valley’s Desert Daze and five consecutive dates in San Francisco around New Years. Next year they’ll play cities not yet visited on this run. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Mon. Sep. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Sep. 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Wed. Sep. 15 - Big Sur, CA @ The Henry Miller Library
Thu. Sep. 16 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Sat. Sep. 18 - Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
Fri. Oct. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Fri. Nov. 12 - Moreno Valley, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
Mon. Dec. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Tue. Dec. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Wed. Dec. 29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Thu. Dec. 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Fri. Dec. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Mon. Jan. 31 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre
Tue. Feb. 1 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Cocoanut Grove Historic Ballroom
Fri. Feb. 4 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Feb. 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatr
Sun. Feb. 6 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Tue. Feb. 8 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu
Wed. Feb. 9 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brewing Co.
Tue. June 14 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sun. June 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
Wed. June 22 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. June 23 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
Fri. June 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. June 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Mon. June 27 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu. June 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Sat. July 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Mainroom
Mon. July 4 - Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
Tue. July 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall