TY SEGALL - WHIRLYBIRD OST VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 27th May 2022
"Ty Segall meets a new non-rock challenge head-on; soundtrack music for Matt Yoka’s compelling documentary film ‘Whirlybird’. A variety of synth sounds, electric keyboards, drums, percussion and saxophone (and yeah, a few guitars) form a shifting impressionist counterpart, instrumental music that dialogues with and serves to frame the film’s compulsive themes and images. Released to great acclaim in Summer 2021, ‘Whirlybird’ tells the story of Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard, former partners and founders of the Los Angeles News Service, and deftly tracks their extraordinary and often- reckless pursuit of breaking news throughout the 80s and 90s - a time in which they pioneered the use of a helicopter to report on Los Angeles at its most chaotic, capturing historical moments like the 1992 riots and the OJ Simpson slow speed pursuit. Through striking interviews and one-of-a-kind archival footage, Yoka’s documentary expertly tells the story of Zoey and Marika’s unravelling marriage as they singlehandedly changed broadcast news forever. These two arcs intertwine to create an electric view of the encroaching intensities of that era, when the 24-hour news cycle first rose to dominate our national consciousness."