Ty Segall Confirms Details of New Album, “Emotional Mugger,” and Announces 2016 Tour

Emotional Mugger Due Out January 22, 2016 via Drag City

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On Monday Pitchfork and Rolling Stone received used VHS tapes announcing and containing a new album by Ty Segall. The album was taped over such movies as My Life (a 1993 movie starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman) and 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Now the prolific musician has confirmed details of the album and also announced an extensive 2016 tour. Emotional Mugger is due out January 22, 2016 via Drag City. Below is the tracklist and tour dates. Above is likely the album cover. Visit emotionalmugger.com to view a funny video that shows Segall as "Dr. Ty Segall, Ph.D, Founder of The Emotional Mugger Institute," clad in a white science coat, as he explains that emotional mugging has to do with the overuse of cell phones, among other things.

An old fashioned press release announcing the album included this statement, which may or may not be lyrics to one of the album's songs:

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
 
fun

Emotional Mugger Tracklist:

01. Squealer
02. Californian Hills
03. Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess
04. Breakfast Eggs
05. Diversion
06. Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)
07. Mandy Cream
08. Candy Sam
09. Squealer Two
10. W.U.O.T.W.S.
11. The Magazine

Ty Segall Tour Dates:

Wed. Jan. 13 - Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
Fri. Jan. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Jan. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
Mon. Jan. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
Tue. Jan. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Thu. Jan. 21 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
Fri. Jan. 22 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre *
Sat. Jan. 23 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre *
Wed. Feb. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Fri. Feb. 19 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outside
Sat. Feb. 20 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Sun. Feb. 21 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe
Mon. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Tue. Feb. 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Wed. Feb. 24 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. Feb. 25 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Fri. Feb. 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre *
Sat. Feb. 27 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
Sun. Feb. 28 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Tue. March 1 - Boston, MA @ Royale *
Wed. March 2 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto *
Thu. March 3 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto *
Fri. March 4 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
Sat. March 5 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
Mon. March 7 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Tue. March 8 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Wed. March 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
Thu. March 10 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Fri. March 11 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sat. March 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri. April 29 - Sun. May 1 - Austin, TX @ Levitation (Austin Psych Festival) at Carson Creek
 
* with CFM



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