Segall, Ty / Sleeper
Album:Sleeper Collection:General
Artist:Segall, Ty Added:Aug 2013
Label:Drag City 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-09-01 Pull Date:2013-11-03 
Week Ending:Nov 3Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6Sep 29Sep 22Sep 15

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 26, 2023:Altitude Sickness
The West, Queen Lullabye
4.Mar 03, 2015:The Fishbowl
The West
2.Jun 12, 2022:Lunar Echoes
Come Outside
5.May 14, 2014:A Family Affair
The West
3.Jul 20, 2021:Tunes (rebroadcast from Sep 6, 2013)
6th Street, Come Outside, Crazy
6.Mar 20, 2014:Stringless Balloon

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-28 
Mostly acoustic, folky one from SFs favorite garage-psych son (now relocated to his hometown of LA). A big shift from his electric stuff, written largely in response to some upheaval in his personal life; a logical follow-up from Goodbye Bread, if he hadn't released so much since then. Still buzzy, still owing a lot to the classics, and still great stuff; if this doesn't jive with some fans of his louder 2012 work it will find at least as many fans elsewhere (on the indie/deep cut 60s/70s shows). No FCCs detected.

RIYL: T Rex, folky Bowie, White Fence, John Lennon

1 (3:55) Quiet intro, sad, mid-slow, minor-key, buzzy despite being only acoustic
2 (3:43) Shaky vox, impending doom vibe, a few disillusioned psychy touches
*3 (2:29) Sparse, just acoustic guitar and Ty, lots of falsetto and strumming
4 (3:18) Desert blues; guitar and reverbed vox, with a screaming electric solo at the end
5 (3:50) Lo-fi sad 60s folk rock inspired by Spector et al (strings), lyrics invoke a funeral, Beatlesque
6 (4:34) Another psych-folk number, fast beat+guitar behind slow, fuzzed out vox
7 (2:56) Bluesy guitar, you'd expect a harmonica but get guitar being played like a mandolin or banjo; semi-falsetto vox
8 (3:37) Guitars both plucky and buzzy, Lennony vox,
*9 (4:22) Slurred out druggy, echoing plod, builds before culminating in a loud, noisy outro
**10 (3:16) Top-notch folk-rock; great guitar work, lyrics re: personal lack of direction, light reverb; riffs/pop factor kick up in second half

Track Listing
1.Sleeper 6.Come Outside
2.The Keepers 7.6th Street
3.Crazy 8.Sweet C.C.
4.The Man Man 9.Queen Lullabye
5.She Don't Care 10.The West