Ty Segall's 'Emotional Mugger' Streaming
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:31:33
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A week before release,Ty Segall fans can now stream his new album, Emotional Mugger (Drag City), on NPR (even non-fans can stream it, too). Ty Segall has released a solo album almost every year for the past eight years, 2015 being the exception, but he's making up for the lag with an early 2016 release. The album will hit stores January 22nd.
Emotional Mugger is a drastic change for the garage rocker from 2014's Manipulator. Where Manipulator was refined, Emotional Mugger is splintered. It's a return from melodic harmonies to the Segall weirdness that always intrigued listeners.
In an added bit of strange, Segall kicked off the album's PR festivities by mailing music journalists a VHS tape of the record, in which he provided the following explanation of "emotional mugging:"
"What is emotional mugging?
Emotional mugging is a psychoanalytic subject to subject exchange formed as a response to our hyper-digital sexual landscape.
The over communication relayed in cell based technology and content driven media further detaches passengers of our modern society from deep emotional understanding. These detached residents seek meaning and physical contact which is readily available via traditional social standards often displaced thru the lens of the modern id. These individuals turn to salutation based sexual exchange and solo vice in return for a confirmation of non-emotion. This state of being that is well considered normal in our modern society is riddled with denial depravity and causes destruction on both the internal and external levels.
EM is an unfortunate but tragically essential practice in the age of digital intimacy. Essentially "mugging" is non verbal and non-physical emotional exchange, regardless of the status of the mugger and the muggee. Mugging can help to fill the holes in our ego, and the gaps in our society.
Unlike traditional mugging EM is a victimful crime wherein both the perpetrator and subject are victims of their emotional purpose whether the ego intention is subversive or provocative.
Sexual response has been common for both roles and have often led to meaningful non physical sexual relations."
To listen to the album, check out NPR.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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