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Freedom's Goblin by Ty Segall paves the way for diverse rock music today

Alicia Maciel | April 2018

It’s been almost a year since Ty Segall and the Freedom band headlined a sold out show at Metro in Chicago and they're back this weekend at Riviera Theatre with Ty's most diverse release yet. Hitting the road following a mesmerizing performance of "Fanny Dog" on Conan in December 2017 and the album release January 2018, Freedom's Goblin is considered to be Segall's most diverse and raw release yet. 

Photo by Denée Segall

Photo by Denée Segall

Rolling Stone highlighted the album in its "54 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018", describing tracks to “[range] from freaky garage jams to tender love songs”. Engineered by Steve Albini, F. Bermudez, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, and Ty himself – the idea behind the mixing was to take the imperfections of live performances and integrate them into studio recordings. Amplifying fuzz to new levels, the plethora of instruments and styles used enables a sense of freedom in all listeners. 

Photo by Denée Segall

Photo by Denée Segall

Freedom's Goblin has 19 tracks filling four sides of vinyl released via Drag City. With a desire to make your head spin, "Tydentities" (personalities) and unconcern of convention compiled over the span of a year which made this release one of the most eclectic and stand-out albums of 2018. Find track listing and tour dates below!

Freedom’s Goblin Tracklist
1.    Fanny Dog
2.    Rain
3.    Every 1’s a Winner
4.    Despoiler of Cadaver
5.    When Mommy Kills You
6.    My Lady’s On Fire
7.    Alta
8.    Meaning
9.    Cry Cry Cry
10.    Shoot You Up
11.    You Say All the Nice Things
12.    The Last Waltz
13.    She
14.    Prison
15.    Talkin 3
16.    The Main Pretender
17.    I’m Free
18.    5 Ft. Tall
19.    And, Goodnight


Tour Dates

Apr. 5 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Apr. 6 – Rapid City, SD @ URSA MAJOR
Apr. 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
Apr. 10 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
Apr. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
Apr. 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr. 14 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
Apr. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
Apr. 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Apr. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Apr. 20 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Apr. 21 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Apr. 22 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Apr. 26 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Outdoor (Levitation 2018)
Apr. 27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (part of Levitation)
April 29 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre