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Ty Segall details new album Emotional Mugger, announces North American tour

on November 11, 2015, 2:24pm

Photo by Ben Kaye

Yesterday, it was revealed that the hardest working man in garage rock, Ty Segall, had released yet another album, Emotional Mugger. The catch? The LP, which comes just one month after FUZZ’s II record, was only available via a few VHS tapes, which happened to randomly feature scenes from the 1993 film My Life, as well as 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Now, Segall has provided more details on this mysterious project: Emotional Mugger will be released to the general public January 22nd through Drag City. Better yet, it’ll be available in the the usual vinyl/cassette/CD/MP3 formats. (Yes, you won’t need to dig up that VHS player.)

The album’s black-and-white artwork, seen below, seems to depict a creepy, eye-less doll.

Emotional Mugger Artwork:


An accompanying website,, also features a video of the garage rocker as “Dr. Ty Segall, Ph.D, Founder of The Emotional Mugger Institute.” Additionally, a press release included a handful of lines, which may or may not be lyrics from the album:

get in the booth –

punch in the number

when they pick up

don’t say a word

just listen

shout at the double

from the damned from

a dry throat

dry eye chuckle

insistent / elastic (but never plastic)

thick / butt jump pierced by

the kids

sweet angel voice sinister

(what are they thinking)

guitars sliced with scribble

graffiti sprawled across the hemispheres; stuttered, stunted, dual-mono machine dreams flashing sudden stereophobic and back again / two screens alone together

squeezing shaking oozing metallic pool like brain blood,

slowly draining away all mental life.

shaking ass / nihility at most corrodes

candy’s gone no more


Ahead of Emotional Mugger’s release, Segall has scheduled a lengthy North American tour for 2016. Find the full itinerary below.

Ty Segall 2016 Tour Dates:
01/13 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
01/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
01/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
01/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
01/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
01/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
01/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
01/23 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
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 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto
03/03 – 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 St. Entry
03/10 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
03/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
03/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/29 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Festival Presents LEVITATION