Ty Segall Vinyl, CD & tapes by Ty Segall at Norman Records
Oi, this guy's cheeky.
For a while Ty Segall was pretty much solely responsible for making garage rock fun again, releasing an endless slew of hook-heavy jammers that gave into lo-fi with glee. Short and sweet, records like Twins and Goodbye Bread made distortion and overdrive part of the party while the melodies soared above and beyond the usual remit of psychedelic playmaking.
He's done a bit more, since then: he's added flourishes of folk to records like Sleeper and glammed his way through newer, more pop-oriented records. He's experimented with sequencing and structuring on Emotional Mugger, giving into solipsism and making a record that's as much for his entertainment as it is ours. In a move that makes total sense, once you take it in, he's made a record entirely out of T. Rex covers, the wonderfully named Ty Rex, which suggests just how proud he is to be indebted to the rock canon of old.
Nothing stops Ty; nothing slows him down. By the time I'm done writing this description he'll likely have five more records out and each of them will have five songs worth putting on a best-of playlist; there's something of Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard in the endless, inventive genius of his work and the speed with which he rattles it off.