Ty Segall hands you one of those itty-bitty spoons, announces new album First Taste on Drag City

Ty Segall hands you one of those itty-bitty spoons, announces new album First Taste on Drag City
Photo:Denée Segall

Fudge sandwiches must have been still vaguely on the mind, as Ty Segall has (already) seen it fit to announce his new(est) album, First Taste, on Drag City.

The sequential interest in the most salivary of senses may be a coincidence, but just maybe there’s an unintentional connection between that and Segall’s measured disinterest in playing things safe or over-designed. His collaboration with White Fence (which also came out in 2018) had a pattern of almost jazz-like discontinuity, for instance, and from that, we can obviously glean a preference for the sample platter whenever Segall & Freedom Band hit up the local chain restaurant(s).

Similarly, for First Taste, Segall canoodled with, in addition to the typical ones, the following instruments: koto, recorder, bouzouki, harmonizer, mandolin, saxophone and other brass hardware, voice, and keys (though not the kind one idiomatically “tickles”). We’re likewise told that those instruments helped to convey a disposition that fans don’t often see or hear from Segall. First Taste is being billed as especially self-reflective, even if the opening track, “Taste” (streaming down below) does sound trademark on the surface.

Here’s the pre-order link and some tour dates. You’ll be able to devour the album in full on August 2.


First Taste tracklisting:

01. Taste
02. Whatever
03. Ice Plant
04. The Fall
05. I Worship the Dog
06. The Arms
07. When I Met My Parents (Part 1)
08. I Sing Them
09. When I Met My Parents (Part 3)
10. Radio
11. Self Esteem
12. Lone Cowboys

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