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Ty Segall & The Freedom Band – Deforming Lobes (CASSETTE)


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In 2018, Ty Segall’s ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ hit with a

watershed feeling. An epic epoch double LP that took the

heroic arc of Ty’s populist masterpiece ‘Manipulator’ and

wadded it up into a much more aerodynamic (and harderhitting)

ball, ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ was also the continued

work of the Freedom Band, Ty’s crew of choice since

2016. Storming the world playing songs from throughout

his catalogue in a series of ecstatic setlists, they sought

freedom for themselves and the audience, even it if was

just one night of emancipation from world’s numbing chill.

 An all analogue production, recorded live on stage at

Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles by Steve Albini (via

mobile unit onto two-inch tape) and mixed with Steve in

Chicago at Electrical Audio, ‘Deforming Lobes’ witnesses

the blunt-force traumpact of The Freedom Band in full

effect, updating (and upending) numbers from Melted,

Emotional Mugger, Twins, Manipulator, $ingle$ 2 and Self-


 From the start, the ‘Warm Hands’ suite shows the growth

of the group since recording the original version for the

2017 self-titled album – the jam has a new life all its own

and the band explore every song with similar unrestrained

curiosity, never forgetting the collective experience they’re


 The feeling between audience and band at Los Angeles’

Teragram Ballroom on those January nights was its own

special thing; here, the band are somehow even more

front and centre, making ‘Deforming Lobes’ the first wholly

original statement from The Freedom Band and

bookending the ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ experience with a huge

exclamation point.


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