Ty Segall announces new album Freedom’s Goblin on Drag City, previews too many tracks to count, tours everywhere forever

Ty Segall announces new album Freedom's Goblin on Drag City, previews too many tracks to count, tours everywhere forever
Photo: Denée Segall

Phew; for a second there, I thought that humanity had flipped into an alternate reality, where the past became “new” again, and where previously-discovered albums got re-released to our (admittedly) conspicuous excitement. Instead, all Ty Segall did was release another self-titled album this year — after the initial one back in 2008.

Luckily, — despite the widespread praise of that new album (and societal wonderment at the release of antoher iPhone) — the Bay Area multi-instrumentalist has got us back on the right temporal track with the announcement of Freedom’s Goblin, a new(er) and considerably less self-titled album, out January 26 on Drag City! In fact, it’s the only album of its name in the history of the Universe. I think?

Hey, speaking of “the universe,” an expansive and liberated mindset reportedly played a huge role in making Freedom’s Goblin which Segall intimates was the musical equivalent of an everything-stew. It was recorded piecemeal at five different studios in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Memphis; and according to official press release, the goal was to “embrace any approach necessary to communicate new heights and depths.” The result purports to a crazy mix of Segall-style pop-ness spread over 19 tracks. You can hear five of them below.

Pre-order the freedom here and check out some supportive North American tour dates down below.

Freedom’s Goblin tracklisting:

01. Fanny Dog
02. Rain
03. Every 1’s a Winner
04. Despoiler Of Cadaver
05. When Mommy Kills You
06. My Lady’s on Fire
07. Alta
08. Meaning
09. Cry Cry Cry
10. Shoot You Up
11. You Say All the Nice Things
12. The Last Waltz
13. She
14. Prison
15. Talkin 3
16. The Main Pretender
17. I’m Free
18. 5 Ft. Tall
19. And Goodnight

Ty Segall tour dates:

01.09.18 - Mexico City, MX - Hipnosis Festival
01.15.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom [solo acoustic set] *
01.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom [solo acoustic set] *
01.17.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel [solo acoustic set] #
01.18.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel [solo acoustic set] #
01.24.18 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
01.26.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
01.27.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
01.28.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
02.01.18 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
04.03.18 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon
04.05.18 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
04.06.18 - Rapid City, SD - URSA MAJOR
04.07.18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04.08.18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
04.10.18 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
04.11.18 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Theater
04.13.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
04.14.18 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
04.15.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
04.17.18 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
04.18.18 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04.20.18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
04.21.18 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
04.22.18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s
04.26.18 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Outdoor (Levitation 2018)
04.27.18 - Austin, TX - Barracuda (part of Levitation)
04.29.18 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre

* OCS, Shannon Lay, all proceeds go to LA Kitchen
# OCS, Shannon Lay, all proceeds go to SF Homeless Coalition
^ Queens Of The Stone Age

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