The week of and following CMJ we haven't updated the site as much as usual. Here are some awesome things that happened, in case you missed it...
*[consequenceofsound.net] Ty Segall stopped by Conan to let loose on Twins cut, “Thank God For Sinners”. Now, if you asked me how I was doing after touring for years on end and running on the heels of three critically acclaimed studio albums within the last eight months, you’d probably be talking to a rotting corpse. Segall, on the otherhand, refuses to Take It Easy and instead just defies the capabilities of the human soul. What’s more, he does it with sweet hair, too. Catch the world’s eighth wonder below.
Twins is out now via Drag City. He’s also still on the road.
In other Ty Segall news...
Universal Music and Castle Face Records are commemorating the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico with not only the album’s 458th reissue, but also a covers album featuring a handful of Bay Area psych rockers. Wouldn’t you know that Ty Segall is amongst that brethren. The guitar hero takes a near-literal stab at the group’s “Femme Fatale”, which you can download below now.
DOWNLOAD: Ty Segall – “Femme Fatale” (Velvet Underground cover)
The covers album will be available only on vinyl beginning November 6th, though the songs will also be available to download through various websites from October 15th-29th. The aforementioned reissue will be released on October 30th.
*[pitchfork.com] On November 20, Captured Tracks will reissue the debut full-length from Olympia, Wash. post-punk outfit Naomi Punk, but first the group has got a new small-run 7" single, "Eon of Pain" b/w "Linoleum Tryst". The record's out now via Vancouver-based micro-label/press Cruising USA, with Xerox-ed album art designed by the band. Check out the B-side's noisy, pointed crawl HERE, which will also appear as a bonus track on CT's reissue.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Neil Young and Crazy Horse have dropped the third video in support of their latest album, Psychedelic Pill. Similar to “Walk Like a Giant” and their 17 minute jaunt “Ramada Inn”, “Twisted Road” culls old footage to create something new. This one’s quite shorter, however, though it feels more like a history lesson than an actual anthem. Stream it below (via Stereogum).
Psychedelic Pill is out October 30th on double CD and November 23rd on triple vinyl. A Blu-ray compiling music videos for each track will also be available on the 23rd.
In other news, we really dug their set this past weekend at Austin City Limits.