Because the fruit equivalent of garage punk is in fact lemons -- citrus is full of lo-fi potential, don't you know -- Ty Segall once called a thing Lemons, and this is that thing. This smattering of psych melds '60s melodies with atmospherics of a dystopian decade that has yet to come.
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8/10 Jack 28th January 2015
In contrast, I feel that many of the garage bands today tend to lean toward the punk edge of garage which I find equally disappointing (Oblivians, Jay Reatard, etc). The Black Lips and King Khan and the BBQ Show are a couple that I feel synthesise the garage sound I love very well. So what does Ty Segall bring to the table? I suppose it's the perfect balance of garage ingredients I usually feel are in inappropriate proportions on many similar bands' records. You can definitely boogie to it, but it's also dripping with sex. And although Lemons possesses a range of momentum, it never loses my attention. It's as if in the face of one ingredient being turned down, another maintains the balance so that the sum remains consistent.
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