Ty Segall Never Stops...

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Ty Segall Never Stops...

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Ty Segall by Denee Petracek

That may be because he is constantly producing new music and touring as an ambassador for all good things in the lo-fi, garage scene.

Emotional Mugger is the newest project from the prolific west coast rocker. Within the same month of his sold out show with Fuzz, at the Grey Eagle this past November, Ty dropped a a grainy VHS tape to Pitchfork, and subsequently set up a DIY aesthetic website and “Emotional Mugger Hotline 1-800-281-2968 (Call this number; it is great//weird).  Ty’s band for this project ,“The Muggers”, consist of regular bandmate Mikal Cronin on bass and sax , alongside Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Emmett Kelly (who plays with Bonnie Prince Billy and Angel Olsen), Wand’s Cory Hanson and Evan Burrows  

What is Emotional Mugging?  Vibe here.  

Contrary to your personal aversion or attraction to “creepy baby theme," Emotional Mugger is a progression in style from previous works,

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A delirious, deranged and downright sketchy trip through the glass darkly of LA’s glittery facade, Emotional Mugger, the first new Ty Segall album since summer 2014, tumbles with bite-size bangers in between funk ‘n’ smut jams. Visceral, incisive and even FUN, Emotional Mugger finds Ty exploring a new palette of exploding studio fry-jinks. Like going to the candy stand to demand fistfuls of bulk candy - feels so wrong, yet so right! Who knows what they put in that stuff - ooey-gooey vocals, sour gummy guitars, rock candy noise, melted baby doll heads, ecstatic revelry dug deep within the darkness of modern existence?! - Drag City

Ty Segall plays the Orange Peel this Wednesday 2/24.

Chicago rippers AXIS: SOVA warm us up with Estrangers.