Ty Segall is at the epicenter of the party and within arm's reach of the keg. Surrounding him are topless women painted up as jungle cats, Evil Knieval, Vegas showgirls, leather daddys, ballerinas and an assortment of typical hipsters of the party too cool for costumes, but Ty just sits there greeting Monday while a wild Saturday night suaree carries on. We want to queston why Ty is so down in the dumps. We are also easily distracted with the quandry of "body paint vs. nudity".
The video for "Goodbye Bread" compliments the album's title track as Ty shows tremendous restraint to keep the seams intact and not break down the door with a raucous, shredding solo. The song feels perpetually on the verge because it is what we expect of Ty Segall songs. But this is a maturer Ty who's willing to sit with his worries, rather than cast them aside to gnarl on his weathered guitar.
Goodbye Bread is out now on Drag City.