Indie-rock guitarist Ty Segall stopped by the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” studios on Thursday as the show's musical guest in promotion of his latest studio release, Freedom's Goblin. In addition to performing one of the tracks off his new seventy-five minute LP with “Despoiler of a Cadaver," Segall and The Freedom Band also pulled out their cover of Hot Chocolate’s "Every 1's a Winner" for their older late night television fans.
As seen in the video above, Segall and company waste no time in turning their effects pedals into super-crunch overdrive for their garage rock version of Hot Chocolate’s 1978 funk-pop tune. Even with all the heavy distortion, the song’s catchy makeup still shines through thanks to a colorful combination of Segall’s tenor-pitched vocals and the deeper, growling bite of the band's guitars. Their live version of “Despoiler of a Cadaver” also provided a perfect crowd-surfing opportunity for the fans who were part of what looked to be a pretty rowdy television audience.
The 30-year-old guitarist and songwriter celebrated the release of Freedom's Goblin just this past Friday. The lengthy rock album is Segall’s third studio effort in as many years, and gives him and his band the perfect excuse to tour across the country this winter and spring. The first part of his 2018 concert campaign started on Jan. 24, and even saw the band sharing the bill with fellow rockers Queens of the Stone Age in San Francisco on Thursday night.
The tour is scheduled to pick back up again on April 3 in Las Vegas, and continue throughout the rest of the month with notable shows at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on April 5 and New York’s Brooklyn Steel on April 13, just to name a few. Tickets for select shows on Segall’s spring run are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.