Lo-fi musician Ty Segall first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, CA, garage rock revivalist band the Epsilons. With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory. On his solo album, Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating '60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb. The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto-punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander "Skip" Spence. He returned in 2010 with Melted. 2011 was a busy year for him, with two albums -- Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread -- scheduled for release. Goodbye Bread marked a turn towards Segall's softer side, evoking a John Lennon-like take on quieter and more introspective singer-songwriter fare. In 2012 Segall collaborated with Strange Boys' offshoot White Fence on Hair. This mini-album married Segall's Beatles-soaked pop hooks and production with White Fence's Syd Barrett-influenced acid-damaged garage sounds. ~ Pemberton RoachPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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