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-  Label: 'Drag City'
-  Genre: 'Rock' -  Release Date: '20th July 2018'-  Catalogue No: 'DC679'

Our Rating:
Ty Segall's work rate shows no sign of abating and at this rate his box set will be leaving an almighty hole in people's pockets.

Hot on the heels of "Freedom's Goblin" and his third release of 2018 already, "Joy" sees him reunited with Tim Presley (White Fence) for their first together since "Hair" in 2012.

As such, it is a lovely combination of what they both do best. Namely, the lo-fi sun drenched psychedelia of Tim and the garage-rock punk tinged psych of Ty and their different lyrical and vocal stylings as well. They fit hand-in-glove you could say.

It is a short and snappy statement (approx 30 mins) which means I am quite happy to hit repeat and listen all over again. It still manages to cram a dozen songs into that timeframe and none of them sound unfinished. It has a definite 60's vibe to it with the harmonies, jangly guitar and a fat tom sound that Ringo would be proud of.

"Body Behaviour", "Good Boy" and "A Nod" could all be off some lost psych gem. In fact, the same might be said for any of the tracks on this album. "She Is Gold" even dares to noodle its way over the five minute mark. Here and there shades of Syd Barrett come into the picture along with The Byrds which adds to that 60's classic pop rock vibe. The album finishes with the lovely and timeless "My Friend" and back to the start I go again.
  author: Leo Newbiggin

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