Ty Segall

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San Francisco’s experimental rock wunderkind Ty Segall is back with tender folk ballad “Orange Color Queen”

Usually one for avant-garde garage rock with heavy distortion, Ty Segall’s latest single “Orange Color Queen” off his upcoming ninth studio album due January 27th via Drag City is certainly a departure with its mellow, acoustic tone.

Oozing psychedelic and David Bowie-esque influences, this intimate track features the rocker’s soaring falsetto as well as this enchanting hook, “You beautiful, lazy, orange-color lady. The morning sun, it wants to know where you go.” Premiering “Orange Color Queen” on NPR this week, Segall dedicated the ballad to his red-headed significant other.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF78FF” class=”fistclass” size=”15″]“This is a love song for my girlfriend, Denée. I’ve written her many, but I think this is my favorite. I travel around the world for a living and have developed a slight fear of flying. She’s one of the things that makes it better for me to travel. Especially when she is with me. She has orange hair, and is my orange color queen. I rarely write songs like this, because it is so easy to sound disingenuous, but I think this one is pretty good.”[/perfectpullquote]

This forthcoming eponymous LP follows last year’s riotous, punk-tinged LP Emotional Mugger and will feature Segall’s frequent collaborators and producers Emmett Kelley, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, and Ben Boye. The 10-song album will include titles such as “Break a Guitar,” “The Only One,” and Thank You Mr. K.”  Also, be sure to catch Segall on tour next spring with stops in Chicago, Portland and Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on February 2nd and 3rd (get tickets here). Check out the full list of dates below.

Words: Emily Nimptsch


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Ty Segall 2017 Tour Dates:

01/27 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
02/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/01 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
03/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
05/14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
05/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
05/22 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
05/25 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s