Release Date: Jul 22, 2022
Record label: Drag City
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Ty Segall has spent more than a decade exploring new nooks and crannies of garage rock, and he has defied expectations once again. His most prominent recent outings, Freedom's Goblin and Harmonizer, were complimentary shards of rock music falling apart and locking together, respectively. Hello, Hi is a tense marriage of the harmonious comforts of domesticity, while something fierce rages just outside the kitchen window. Promoted as a back-to-basics effort in the vein of his mournful early career tearjerker Sleeper, Segall now simmers and soothes when he slows down.
It used to be that you could miss a Ty Segall recording before the blink of an eye. The prolific LA singer-songwriter has never ceased to deliver album after album of serviceable garage rock revivalism, handled with a consistency that is easy to take for granted. In recent years, Segall's output somewhat decreased apart from 2021's Harmonizer, which had him asking some troubling existential questions evoking a Giallo atmosphere.
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