Saturday, November 20, 2010


It is best just to admit I've come to be hugely enamored by all of Ty Segall's music, so it is only fitting that results of backtracking his career be shared as well. Epsilons was Segall's band before he launch his solo work, and it sounds absolutely like you would hope from a band he was involved with. Utterly garage punk throughout, the Epsilons provoke memories of the Mummies, the Drags, the Dirtys, and New Bomb Turks. Ultimately the group released two albums in rather close secession. The first is a self-titled that if I wasn't so familiar with Segall's voice by now could almost be mistaken. What is knowable about it is the use of keyboards or an organ (I'm no expert) in the last couple of tracks on the album that gives them a considerably different feel. However, in the second album, Killed 'Em Deader 'n A Six Card Poker Hand, he stands out like a torch on a beach. Now, the music produced by the Epsilons isn't wildly different than Segall's early solo releases, and I don't know the tale explaining why he branched off. It does make me wonder if there are other band members than have been putting their skills to use though.

To be had here:

Epsilons (2006) [192 kbps]

Killed 'Em Deader 'n A Six Card Poker Hand (2007) [192 kbps]


  1. nice. I didn't have the second release. thx

  2. Both of these are real gems! Thanks. I just picked up the LP of "Killed 'Em Deader" at Goner Records today.

  3. Any chance you could reup these man? Been trying to find these two everywhere!!

  4. please re-up epsilons & traditional fools, thanx