In 2008, the trio–Ty Segall, David Fox, and Andrew Luttrell–bashed out a series of trashy surf punk songs, four of which are just over one minute long. And really, if the sunglasses-clad cheeseburgers on the cover don't already give you a sense of the album's overall vibe, the track titles should: "Snot Rag", "Shredstick", "Get Off My Back", "Party at My House".
But here's the thing-- while it's not an ambitious album, every song is solid. Their intention was to create a rock'n'roll party album (from "Party at My House": "Parents comin' home,/ Won't you get the fuck out?"), and with that mission in their sights, they recorded 12 earworm-laden tracks that wouldn't sound out of place at a deranged Frankie and Annette beach party. There's a sped up version of Billy Childish's Thee Headcoats song "Davey Crockett" and a fuzzed out version of Redd Kross' "Kill Someone You Hate". With speed, volume, great riffs, and a sloppy delivery, they breathe punk rock life into surf. –Evan Minsker
One night, the only Traditional Fool available to play a show was Ty, and so that night he played a set all on his own. Playing the drums with his feet, the guitar with his hands and singing all at the same time, it wasn't long before he was on tour across the U.S.A. with Thee Oh Sees as a one man band.