COVER IMAGE
CD released: Mar 29, 2019

Tracklisting:
1. Warm Hands
2. Squealer
3. Breakfast
4. Eggs
5. The Crawler
6. Finger
7. They Told
8. Me Too
9. Cherry Red
10. Love Fuzz
TY & THE FREEDOM SEGALL
DEFORMING LOBES
Label: DRAG CITY
Cat No: DC716CD
Barcode: 0781484071624
Packaging: CD Regular

In 2018, Ty Segall's Freedom's Goblin hit with a watershed
feeling. A feeling like, how much longer will rock albums
like this even exist? An epic epoch double-LP that took
the heroic arc of Ty's populist masterpiece Manipulator
and wadded it up into a much more aerodynamic (and
harder-hitting) ball (or 20-sided D&D die), FG was also the
continued work of the Freedom Band, Ty's crew of choice
since 2016. Storming the world playing songs from throughout his catalog in a series of ecstatic setlists, they sought
freedom for themselves and the audience, even it if was just
one night of emancipation from world's numbing chill. Then
they went and did it again the next night!
An all analog production, recorded live on stage at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles by Steve Albini (via mobile
unit onto two-inch tape!) and mixed with Steve in Chicago at Electrical Audio, Deforming Lobes witnesses the
blunt-force traumpact of The Freedom Band in full effect,
updating (and upending) numbers from Melted, Emotional Mugger, Twins, Manipulator, $ingle$ 2 and Self-Titled.
From the start, the "Warm Hands" suite shows the growth
of the group since recording the original version for the
2017 Self-Titled album-the jam has a new life all its own,
and the band explores every song with similar unrestrained
curiosity, never forgetting the collective experience they're
sharing. The feeling between audience and band at Los
Angeles' Teragram Ballroom on those January nights was
its own special thing; here, the band is somehow even more
front and center, making Deforming Lobes the first wholly
original statement from The Freedom Band and bookending the Goblin experience with a fuck of an exclamation
point.
A year-plus later, another rock album exists-but what's to
be done with the guitar? These guys did everything they
could get away with to a certain degree of (well-focused)
depravity. Maybe now it's time for a transition, away from
live band rawk into whatever, who knows? But before you
grieve your speculative future loss too hard, you really
oughta get Deforming Lobes.

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