Photo of Ty Segall by Denee Petracek
In my (n)ever so humble opinion, the ultra-prolific Ty Segall is today’s ultimate guitar prophet of mind-expanding gasoline and PCP-infused avant garage-psych-o-tic reaction post-proto-punk lysergic rock riffage. He’s at the exact place on the musical map triangulated by Tony Iommi, Jack White and Snakefinger, a territory surprisingly barren until colonized by the energetic young Mr. Segall, a man who clearly enjoys drugs. Lots and lots of them from the looks of things. His lyrics put me in mind of Marc Bolan without any of the innocence and a massive crack habit.
Ty Segall’s latest album is called Emotion Mugger, out now on Drag City. We’re pleased to debut the new video here today, directed by Meghan Tryon and Garrett Davis, for “California Hills.”
Inhale deeply from Ty Segall’s evil exhaust pipe…
Here’s a flock of Segall’s recent videos promoting Emotional Mugger and some live appearances.
An extraordinary live set by Ty Segall and the Muggers on KEXP radio
“Candy Sam” on ‘The Late Show’