Nice to know the boy keeps hisself busy these days. We sure haven’t heard anything new from him in like, 3 days…
By Blurt Staff
Ty Segall’s new album Emotional Mugger drops next week, on Jan. 22 via Drag City, and you can hear it streaming right now over at NPR Music. And if you want to read a funny piece about Segall and the label sending out advance promos to the media on battered VHS tapes, check this Pitchfork story out. The full tracklisting plus Segall’s press release for the album are below.
02 California Hills
03 Emotional Mugger/Leopard Priestess
04 Breakfast Eggs
06 Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)
07 Mandy Cream
08 Candy Sam
09 Squealer Two
11 The Magazine
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.