Ty Segall & White Fence

Ty Segall & White Fence

Axis: Sova

Tue, February 26, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

UnionTransfer

Philadelphia, PA

$24.00 - $26.00

This event is all ages

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Ty Segall & White Fence
Ty Segall & White Fence
Blonde and brunette. Dog and cat. Lemon and onion. Friend and foam. The change has been made! You can scratch your seven-year itch freely now: Ty Segall and White Fence are become one again, regrooving what we once called Hair into what is now Joy.
Hair grew out of a simpler time, man! If, as the dyphrenic duo indeed affirm on Joy, rock in 2018 is dead, don’t come around here looking for no burial. Instead, find Joy caught up in the commencement of on-beyond rock; music made with the old tools, but emitted from a fresh new, single-celled organism. This time, the old “one and one make one” line does not apply. Hair had the quality of emulsion — drops of Segall suspended in Fence; a compound of White dispersed over sheets of Ty. With Joy, Tim and Ty arrive without travelling from the same place, occupy one single headspace, finishing the other’s phrases, pulling licks from each other’s places. Singing and thinking and laughing as one. Calling themselves from inside the house. C-c-c-creepy!

Both these fellows have been known to trifle with tropic pasts and reactivate vintage visions within their new music. Not now. Now is the only time this time — Joy is their own sound of today, a shared individuality, prisming all possible stances into an unseamly metastasis that FLOWS for 15 ebbcentric tracks. Plus, since it ends at the beginning, it never has to stop. LOOP that shit!
Axis: Sova
Axis: Sova
There’s something in the air! It’s getting closer everyday, and it ain’t no damned superman, either. No, the occupants of the approaching craft are human as FUCK, their soft goo shielded with bony protrusions. It’s Axis: Sova—and they’re here to
Shampoo You.

These alien sounds have signaled our borders for a few years now; Shampoo You is the third Axis: Sova album, following 2015’s Early Surf and 2016’s Motor Earth. With each succession, the Axis soundshape we recall in our mind’s ear
morphs in subtle yet definitive ways, allowing Axis: Sova to take its intended form before us, as different essences coming into clearer view in every listen. Now, with Shampoo You, the impact is unprecedentedly direct and connective, the amusement of rock-making turned thrillingly alive, in the present!

The natural truth is that Axis: Sova has always been a rock band, even when the “band” was just Sova and his Roland TR66 creating a surging maelstrom of reverberant fuzz, with guitars foregrounded and wailing at length, while beats distended the depths. Through the years, though, this amorphous thing has grown into a group. Evolution is unavoidable, man—eventually, you just have three heads and that’s all there is to it! Shampoo You sounds the arrival of the trio version in trademark Axis style: relentless tempo with distorted, interlocking guitar concussions, and vocals that howl of otherworldly mutations. This time, however, they’ve honed in on a sleek transport for their new sounds, with tightly conceived power-punk and classic pop touches creating memorably melodic (and harmonic) contours. This is the group-mind in action—the trio of Tim Kaiser, Jeremy Freeze and head Axisman Brett Sova, whose new tunes demanded a radical clarity and got it, too.

The sharpened peaks of the landscape on the Shampoo You trip provide fresh pleasures for the listener — as we get into their neck-throttling dysmorphia anthems, we become glammy and physical, moving and transcending beyond our fallible body. Reality becomes a crystalline game to be mastered, as our mind vanishes beyond the fog that’s plagued our existence, the eternal night flashing blindingly into bright day.

Like the Axis before you, it’s your time to be wiped clean. Head down to the scar wash and slip into neutral. Let Axis: Sova Shampoo You.
Venue Information:
UnionTransfer
1026 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA, 19123