Just heard about this amazing 4way split of covers from Trouble in Mind records. They've been putting out a ton of stuff this year from the Fresh & Onlys and Ty Segall, and this is the 12th release already! Damn. That's the way to kick off a label.
I can't get enough of Ty Segall, he's got such a great fuzz guitar sound on every single I've ever heard, and his reverb vocals...how he can pull this off with just guitar is impressive, there's a whole new sound there, it's more than just a rehash of the whole garage genre. It's great simple songwriting that doesn't show any sign of letting up anytime soon.
He killed it at DBA and Mercury Lounge, I overheard him talking with someone after the ML show saying he blew it, but I don't know what the fuck he was talking about. Seriously, don't be so hard on yourself.
Cococoma have been rocking their straight ahead dirty rock forever, all chorus with occasional organ, classic garage style. They've been doing it since the early days, and starting this label is just icing on the cake. White Wires have the whole, hanging out let's jam and get some pizza, oh and rock some jams thing down. I'd maybe want to hear this a little more raw, it's recorded a little too nice, but then again, it might get lost in the sea of we want to sound like shit. But then I check out Charlie and the Moonhearts and those frantic layers of delay and reverb sound so freaking good... to have everyone covering these classics is pretty amazing.
I have to hear this.
It doesn't show up yet on T.I.M.'s site but Midheaven's got it:
4-Way Covers Split (PRE-ORDER: SALEABLE APRIL 6TH)
PS, US San Francisco savant TY SEGALL tackles the Bob Seger System's fiery political number "2+2=?", Chicago's COCOCOMA rip thru the Wipers' "Messenger", Ottawa punks the WHITE WIRES cover "That's the Way A Woman Is" (popularized by the Ohio Express), & San Fran/LA garage surfers CHARLIE & THE MOONHEARTS close it out with a banging version of Love's classic "Seven & Seven Is"!!! ONE TIME PRESSING ON WHITE VINYL LIMITED TO 1000, INCL. DOWNLOAD CODE