It's the news we've all been anticipating for a couple months now. Not only because Ty just about releases a new album every couple of months, but also because he's been eagerly trickling out singles over the past several weeks. Freedom's Goblin is 19 tracks strong, filling four sides of vinyl nonstop, with an unrestricted sense of creation. Due out January 26th via Drag City, the album offers a range of pop and rock sonics, unconcerned with convention or continuity.
The rulebook's been tossed, but Freedom's Goblin is thick with deep songwriting resources, be it stomper, weeper, ballad, screamer, banger or funkier-upper. The tracks were cut at five studios in LA, Chicago, and Memphis, and is engineered by Steve Albini, F. Bermudez, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell and of course, Ty himself. The goal was all about getting free: embracing any approach necessary to communicate new heights and depths, seeking new places for the fuzz to land among harmonies, dancefloor grooves, synths, saxes and horns, jams, post-Nicky-Hopkins R'n'B electric piano vibes, children-of-the-corn psycho-rebellions, old country waltzes and down-by-the-river shuffles. Basically, the free-est bunch of pop songs Ty's ever put on tape.
He's already released "My Lady's On Fire," "Alta," "Meaning," and "The Main Pretender," and recently performed "Fanny Dog" on Conan, all from the new album, and all spouting a much-needed message for our times. Listen Ty's newest single, an ultra-funky cover of Hot Chocolate's "Every 1's a Winner".