10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Goodbye Bread is Ty Segall’s 2011 come-down long-player — a possible reaction to the crazed, mind-warping, psychedelic party that was 2010’s Melted. His fifth studio album (and first outing on Drag City) finds the prolific San Francisco garage rocker musing on more mature subject matter while keeping his youthful enthusiasm well intact. The title-track opens with a sole electric guitar accompanying Segall singing wistfully under wet reverb before bass and drums sneak in with morning-weary tempos. The staccato rhythms on “California Commercial” pick up the pace prior to “Comfortable Home (A True Story),” which plays like a medicated Kinks tune. It’s hard not to think of Love’s second album Da Capo while listening to the flamenco-tinged guitars that stop and start on “The Floor.” With catchier songs and more complex arrangements, Goodbye Bread could be the stone from which Segall steps into more masterful territories.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Goodbye Bread is Ty Segall’s 2011 come-down long-player — a possible reaction to the crazed, mind-warping, psychedelic party that was 2010’s Melted. His fifth studio album (and first outing on Drag City) finds the prolific San Francisco garage rocker musing on more mature subject matter while keeping his youthful enthusiasm well intact. The title-track opens with a sole electric guitar accompanying Segall singing wistfully under wet reverb before bass and drums sneak in with morning-weary tempos. The staccato rhythms on “California Commercial” pick up the pace prior to “Comfortable Home (A True Story),” which plays like a medicated Kinks tune. It’s hard not to think of Love’s second album Da Capo while listening to the flamenco-tinged guitars that stop and start on “The Floor.” With catchier songs and more complex arrangements, Goodbye Bread could be the stone from which Segall steps into more masterful territories.

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