King Tuff / Ty Segall

Live at Pickathon

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The annual Pickathon Festival in Happy Valley, Oregon has earned a reputation as one of the most unique events of its kind in the United States, designed to create a satisfying event for both performers and spectators, and choosing acts based on quality rather than how many tickets they're likely to sell. This split album features highlights from two of the headliners at Pickathon in 2013: contemporary garage-psych performers Ty Segall and King Tuff. Segall leads off the set with six songs, and while his set is primarily acoustic, he and his band perform with genuine rock & roll intensity, and aren't afraid to crank up the feedback on numbers like "Queen Lullabye" and "The Man Man." King Tuff (one of the many projects led by Kyle Thomas) follow with four numbers, dominated by barking electric guitars, garage rock hooks, and vintage blues-rock swagger including "Dancing on You" and "She's on Fire."

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