LEVITATION shares full group session Ty Segall and Freedom [Video]
Back on May 15th, LEVITATION broadcast a full performance of Ty Segall & Freedom Band as part of the prosecution Levitation sessions Streaming series, the full video of which is now available on YouTube.
The 43-minute, eight-song ensemble finds Segall and his band performing at Occidental College Remsen Bird Hillside Theater in Los Angeles. The sprawling Greek theater and spring sun serve as a cosmic leaf for the overwhelming winter we are currently in as the video uploaded to YouTube.
Alongside Segall, who takes care of vocals and guitar, Ben boye (keyboards), Emmett kelly (guitar), Mikal cronin (bass) and Ty’s Down group mate Charles Moothart (drums). The LEVITATION ensemble spans Segall’s vast career, starting with “Manipulator”, the title track from his 2014 solo album. The relatively (at least for Segall) cheerful tones of “Manipulator” eventually give way to the familiar fuzz of “Fanny Dog”, from 2018 Goblin of Freedom.
Unlike some of Segall’s more muddled side projects, Freedom Band takes on a more traditional rock n ‘roll tone, as evidenced by “You Make the Sun Fry”. 2011 survey Goodbye breadThe classic bones of a traditional rock song are accentuated by the peripheral basement tones that define Segall’s catalog. The session continues with a pair of quick hits in “Squealer” and “The Crawler”, both mosh-inducing punk frolics.
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Things then take a difficult turn with the serene introduction of Boye’s keyboard to “Atla”, as Segall reduces the energy to more traditional modes. The peak of the LEVITATION session then comes with two massive compositions, “Love Fuzz” and “And, Goodnight”. The two juxtapose the divergent styles of Segall, as “Love Fuzz” sees the ensemble explore the outer limits of noise rock while “And, Goodnight” offers a sprawling soundscape in which to wander into the ether of psychedelic stoner metal. .
Watch Ty Segall & Freedom Band’s full LEVITATION session via the player below and purchase it on vinyl here. Segall is currently on tour with Freedom Band, preparing for five shows for New Years Eve at The chapel in San Francisco, Calif., December 27-31. For tickets and a full list of tour dates, click here.
Ty Segall & Freedom Band – Levitation sessions
Setlist: Ty Segall & Freedom Band | Remsen Bird Hillside Theater | Los Angeles, California | ?
Ensemble: Manipulator, Fanny Dog, You Make the Sun Fry, Squealer, The Crawler, Alta, Love Fuzz, And, Goodnight