I like to think about the future a lot. Things like "What kind of old lady will I be?" (bitchin'), "Will I be alive when World War III happens?" (probably), and "What will people be listening to in 500 years?" (stumped). These questions all get my mind into dream vortex mode, a la reverse Bill & Ted's, and make me wish someone would pay me to just come up with queries about the future...
Anyway, here's hoping people 500 years from now are into this record!
TY SEGALL/WHITE FENCE
San Francisco natives Ty Segall and White Fence combine their mutual affection for jangly, 60s-inspired psych and garage rock with Hair, their first collaborative effort. While Ty has always maintained an unhinged approach to that era, White Fence’s Tim Presley has primarily stuck with the acid damaged and folk-y end of the spectrum. So with the two mining the same period but coming from opposite ends of it, you might think this would be an incongruous fit. Well, you’d be dead wrong. In fact, neither Tim nor Ty change their styles here much at all, instead ramming the two headlong into each other. Six of the eight tracks on Hair are sung by Presley, who comes off like a long-lost psych-folk troubadour. Meanwhile, Ty shreds on his guitar throughout Hair, adding in some subtle backup vocals when necessary. When Ty does jump in, he follows Presley mellow lead and sticks with a plaintive and slightly stoned approach. Hair is a triumph for the both of them, which is saying something considering the consistency and length of their back catalogs.
—Mark Richardson, Color 10.2
See ya next week!
What is Soundcheque Mondays anyway? Every week, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it. Win/Win!
Monday Feb 6, 2012 Soft Moon
Monday Feb 13, 2012 Cloud Nothings
Monday Feb 20, 2012 Nirvana
Monday Feb 27, 2012 Maria Minerva
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012 Royal Trux
Tuesday Mar 13, 2012 Zzbra
Monday July 16, 2012 Mac Demarco