Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: The Traditional Fools - The Traditional Fools

Among Ty Segall's many past projects was the 2008 release by The Traditional Fools.  Comprised of Segall, Andrew Luttrell and David Fox, the trio's lone, self-titled album of lo-fi, thrashy, surfy garage sold out and has long been unavailable.  A 12-song set of mostly short, uncomplicated garage songs, the album rates high on energy and fun.  And thanks to In the Red Records, it finally is available again.

My preferred manner of consuming this music would be a beachside shack full of sweaty dancing fools, better to enjoy the primal scream and rootsy, surfy guitar of "Layback" or "Shredstick".  But I'll gladly take it any way I can get it.  It is lo-fi, dirty, and messy in all the gloriously right places.  If you are a garage rock fan, Traditional Fools isn't a historical footnote, it is a missing brick in your (garage) wall.

"Milkman" --

"Party at My House" --

In the Red Records

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