Ty Segall is a DIY all-star. The dude is a dedicated and talented musician through and through. He has released a new album every year since 2008, whether it be a solo effort or with a new project (which for him seem to spring up every couple of months). Segall approaches every single musical effort differently, which is refreshing when you’re churning out new albums like a candy factory.
Which leads us to the reason for this post… Ty Segall is touring in support of his newest album, Emotional Mugger.
Emotional Mugger has been described as Ty Segall himself throwing his music in a new direction. (Pitchfork and NPR seem to find it a tad unsettling). Although when compared with his older music, it is different, the album is still very well produced and sounds amazing. High-energy and strange to boot, Emotional Mugger is well worth the listen.
With the usual fuzzy, grunge, California punk feel that is always present with Segall, his supporting band for the album and tour are all-stars in their own right. The Muggers are Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Mikal Cronin, Emmett Kelly (Cairo Gang), and Cory Hanson (Wand). Add Ty Segall to that as the frontman and you have a DIY punk supergroup. All of the Muggers are established musicians in the punk and garage scene. (Note: I’m using the term “punk” very loosely here.)
Well, Ty Segall and The Muggers will be taking the stage at the Trocadero this Friday (2/26) with support from fellow California rockers CFM and Axis: SOVA.
If you’re a fan of any of Ty Segall’s music, King Tuff, Fuzz, Wavves or just having a good time with your fellow weirdos, then seeing Ty Segall and the Muggers should be at the top of your list.
Here is what we’re in for: