Published Nov 09, 2015Less than a month removed from the releases of FUZZ's sophomore album, II, ever-prolific Cali garage pop guy Ty Segall has announced yet another project. This one is an album called Emotional Mugger, and to play it, you'll apparently need to hook up your old VHS player.
As Pitchfork reports, an 11-song, 40-minute album is currently being sent around by Drag City on the old-school home movie format. Apparently, once you pop the tape in, a vintage Columbia Tristar Home Video title card comes up with the message "Coming Soon to a Theater Near You" before playing the album.
Better yet, movies have been tacked on after the album wraps. So far, it's been reported that the extra entertainment has included Michael Keaton/Nicole Kidman vehicle My Life and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.
It's as yet unclear if Drag City will release the LP in more traditional formats.
If, by chance, you were wondering what an "Emotional Mugger" is, a press statement notes that it's "a psychoanalytic subject to subject exchange formed as a response to our hyper-digital sexual landscape." If you need more info, you'll find a PSA about the condition over on the recently revealed emotionalmugger.com website.
As previously reported, beyond the recent FUZZ album, busybody Segall also recently started a new project called GØGGS, and will be reissuing his Ty-Rex singles as a unified LP November 27 via Goner.
2. California Hills
3. Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess
4. Breakfast Eggs
6. Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)
7. Mandy Cream
8. Candy Sam
9. Squealer Two
11. The Magazine