The world ripples, gurgles and expels! It’s not a mirage, it’s not unendurable heat, either. It’s just everything, viewed through a stained glass lens. Out of the void comes Ty Segall – with a new single/video and the announcement of a 2024 tour!
With his new single, Ty’s bringing it all in a sustained blast, beginning with a shimmering frisson of acoustic guitars, a sub-aqueous release of oxygen rising as bubbles. As we spiral into sensory isolation, each bubble seems like another life – but which one’s ours? Doors are flying open, with comings and goings. This is a trip! But it’s not the beginning of the journey to the center of whatever and what you find there. This is the delirium that comes at the end.
At 6:43, “Void” upends some of the expectations a seasoned Ty Segall listener may bring to the song, building slowly, riding its initial lick through swells, drifting dreamily with the undertow pulling urgently beneath, withholding verse-chorus-type payoffs until the latter stages, then building towering climaxes on top of each other.
Directed by Ty and Denée Segall, the video for “Void” casts Ty’s mind through memory, and awe-inspiring vistas of his natural world, experienced as a senses-overwhelming nightmare of mirage, illusion and dread-filled challenge. Wandering landscapes saturated with altered color, in and out of the focus of the lens, it recalls the way recollection is filtered and distorted in strange ways, with quizzical symbology and dreamlike contradictions. One moment, it’s “experience joy and walk outside,” then “it’s all fake, what I’ve seen outside.” Sometimes, you never know what you’re gonna get!
Ty will be playing select cities this fall, including two shows at Topanga Canyon’s Theatricum Botanicum next month. Today, he announces two Great American Music Hall shows in February and a three-week spring run. All dates are listed below and tickets for the newly announced shows are on sale August 30th, 11AM CST/Noon EST.
Ty Segall 2023-2024 Tour Dates:
Wed. Sep 6 – Topanga Canyon, CA @ Theatricum Botanicum*
Thu. Sep 7 – Topanga Canyon, CA @ Theatricum Botanicum*
Thu. Oct 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom^
Fri. Oct 6 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre^
Sat. Oct 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre^
Thu. Oct 26 – Austin, TX @ LEVITATION
Fri. Nov 10 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall – Solo Acoustic
Sat. Nov 11 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom – Solo Acoustic
Tue. Feb 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Wed. Feb 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sat. Feb 24 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
Fri. Apr 19 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sat. Apr 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Tue. Apr 23 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
Wed. Apr 24 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri. Apr 26 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Sat. Apr 27 – Washington, DC @ Atlantis
Sun. Apr 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Mon. Apr 29 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Wed. May 1 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Thu. May 2 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Fri. May 3 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Sun. May 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Mon. May 6 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Tue. May 7 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Thu. May 9 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sat. May 11 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
*Acoustic set w/ The Freedom Band
^w/ Axis: Sova