Ty Segall just can't stop pumping out the songs; by now it's obvious that the LA-based leader of weirdo rockers has an incessant need to create; a need that is only satisfied by perpetual song-writing. Over the past couple months, Ty's been releasing single after single, giving us little time to think about each one, but instead just quickly ponder his sonic journey from rock to punk to pop.
His newest offering is "The Main Pretender," which aims to cull the herd pointedly comment on people who just can't see the forest because their heads are too far up their asses. Driven by an alto sax lick and a roiling bass line, "The Main Pretender" bounces like rubber and sticks like glue, eventually exploding into a middle-eight-chorus progression that there's no coming back from. Mikal Cronin's saxophone — also heard on the previous "My Lady's On Fire," — here, reaches for notes that were never formally written (perhaps a suggestion to pretenders everywhere to get free and reach for something outside of themselves), setting the stage for a climactic peak of searing guitars, sax, and vocals.
Listen to "The Main Pretender" below, and check back in about a week for a new one from Mr. Segall.