Ty Segall’s T. Rex Covers Collection ‘Ty-Rex’ Is a Glam-Rock Glitter Bomb
Collected on one release for the first time, the album will be out November 27 on Goner Records
Before Ty Segall can issue Emotional Mugger, his latest (in a string of many) collections of grimy garage rock, he has to look back before he moves forward. Way back. The California-based songwriter’s affinity for the sparkly songwriting of T. Rex’s Marc Bolan has been no secret, but next week he’s underscoring that with the release of Ty-Rex, a compilation of covers on Goner Records. Most of these renditions have already seen release on a pair of 7-inches that he released in 2011 and 2013, but Goner’s collecting them in one package for the first time, alongside a previously unreleased cover of “20th Century Boy.”
Sidled up against one another its clear just what a glam-rock glitter bomb Segall’s built up over the years under this banner. It’s due out in full on November 27, Record Store Day Black Friday, so it should be a perfect burst of color for one of the bleaker days of the year. But if you can’t wait until then, it’s streaming in full right here, right now.