Ty Segall Debuts New Single “Ice Plant”

Ty Segall debuts new single "Ice Plant"
Ty Segall "Ice Plant"

Ty Segall has released the new single “Ice Plant,” from his forthcoming album, First Taste, available August 2, on Drag City. “Ice Plant” follows singles “Radio” and “Taste.” Between a percussion-based intro and simple piano outro, both performed by Segall, “Ice Plant” strips back any instrumentation, solely spotlighting the mesmeric voices and harmonizing of Segall and newest Freedom Band member, Shannon Lay. Segall’s voice is arresting as he sings “Let your love rain down on me || Let your love rain down on me . . .”

Ty Segall on “Ice Plant”:

“‘Ice Plant’ is a fever dream reflection of my childhood. . . A past no more. Was very fun to sing with the amazing Shannon Lay,” comments Segall. “My neighborhood in Laguna Beach was and still is covered in Ice Plants and Eucalyptus trees that would fall on our family’s car and stain the paint job. One winter we tried to surf down the Ice Plant hills.”

Ty Segall and the Freedom Band’s First Taste residency tour begins this Friday at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom (they will perform there every Friday from July 26-Sep. 27). From Oct. 1 – 5, the residency will relocate to New York’s Warsaw, before heading overseas. During these residencies, Segall and the Freedom Band will play First Taste in full, alongside select albums from Segall’s expansive catalogue, including Melted, Emotional Mugger, Manipulator, and Goodbye Bread.

First Taste is an introspective set after the extroversions of 2018’s Freedom’s Goblin. Written and recorded using koto, recorder, bouzouki, harmonizer, mandolin, saxophones and brass, voices, a sprinkling of keys, and dual drummers (Segall on the left, Moothart on the right), these twelve songs form a tightly revolving cycle of sound and song.

Ty Segall & Freedom Band
Live

Fri. July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted) w/ Warm Drag
Fri Aug. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted) w/ Richard Rose
Fri. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted) w/ Vice Cooler
Fri. Aug. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Goodbye Bread) w/ The Intelligence
Fri. Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Goodbye Bread) w/ Oog Bogo
Fri. Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Emotional Mugger) w/ Lamps
Fri. Sept. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Emotional Mugger) w/ King Tuff (solo)
Fri. Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator) w/ Ruth Garber
Fri. Sept. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator) w/ DMBQ
Fri. Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator) w/ DMBQ
Tues. Oct. 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted) w/ Lamps
Wed. Oct. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted) w/ White Fence
Thurs. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Goodbye Bread) w/ DMBQ
Fri. Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Emotional Mugger) w/ DMBQ
Sat. Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator) w/ DMBQ
Wed. Oct. 9 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted)
Thu. Oct. 10 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator)
Fri. Oct. 11 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted)
Sat. Oct. 12 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Goodbye Bread)
Sun. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator)
Tue. Oct. 15 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted)
Thu. Oct. 17 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Melted)
Fri. Oct. 18 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat (Ty Segall plays First Taste + Manipulator)