Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" (short film)

Ty Segall "Emotional Mugger" (short film)
California garage popster Ty Segall recently returned with Emotional Mugger. There was no shortage of visual components to the release, as it first arrived on VHS, but now there's even more as a short film has arrived to accompany the album.

The 14-minute film was directed by Matt Yoka, and offers a freaky short film to coincide with its many audio selections from Emotional Mugger. Yoka shared the following statement about the clip:

The Mugger video is a reflection on Los Angeles (and in general, urban plight and anxiety). Ty and I are big fans of practical/in-camera gore and effects, so this was an opportunity to experiment with those traditions. It's just important for me to use those effects as commentary (in the vein of Terry Gilliam and David Cronenberg). One thing I think is cool about the video, is that Ty and (the album's producer) F. Bermudez remixed the album specifically for the video... unlike most music videos, when you watch Emotional Mugger you are getting to hear different versions/interpretations of the music — so watching this video is not really about hearing music from the album as it's getting another experience from the Emotional Mugger dimension.

Watch the Emotional Mugger short film below [via Indiewire], where you'll also find Segall's upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:


02/17 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

02/19 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside

02/20 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

02/21 Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone Cafe

02/22 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

02/23 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

02/24 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

02/25 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *

02/26 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre *

02/27 New York, NY - Webster Hall *

02/28 New York, NY - Webster Hall

03/01 Boston, MA - Royale *

03/02-03 Montreal, QC - Theatre Rialto *

03/04 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *

03/05 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *

03/07 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

03/08 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *

03/09 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue and 7th Street Entry

03/10 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

03/11 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre

03/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

04/29-05/01 Austin, TX - Levitation (Austin Psych Festival) at Carson Creek

* with CFM