Ty Segall Unveils Star-Studded “Break A Guitar” Video | See Him May 25 at Mercy Lounge!

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SoCal garage/psych rocker Ty Segall is currently enjoying his biggest wave of attention ever, following the release of his eponymous ninth album (that’s ninth under his own name, and like 50th if you count his various releases with numerous projects), a followup to last year’s buzzy Emotional Mugger, produced by Steve Albini.

Aside from recently appearing as an animated squirrel version of himself on bizarro HBO series Animals (a sure indicator of rising star stock if we’ve ever seen one), Ty also just unveiled a new music video for “Break A Guitar,” a single from his latest, and it’s pretty wild, even by Segall standards. Karate master Fred Armisen? Check. A kaleidoscopic sea of faces, including Jack Black and Henry Rollins? Check. A graphic, exploding head? Oh yeah- this thing has it all.

You can watch “Break A Guitar” below, and, as we previously announced, you can catch Ty live May 25 at Mercy Lounge with Ranch Ghost! Tickets are still available here, but don’t expect them to last.

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Ty Segall to Play Mercy Lounge May 25 | Hear New Song “Orange Color Queen”

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Never one to take time off, Southern California based multi-instrumentalist and psychedelic garage rock god Ty Segall has recently announced another solo record, set for a Jan. 27 release. This makes the third Ty helmed production in a calendar year, the first last January with backing band The Muggers, and the second over the summer with yet another side project Gøggs, and that’s honestly just the tip of the iceberg with this guy (since 2006, with various bands, and as a solo artist, Ty’s credited with 18 records in all).

Based on the lead single, “Orange Color Queen,” the upcoming self-titled LP is a little less heavy than the stuff Segall’s been putting out with his new projects. The song harkens back to his psych-rock chamber pop solo record Manipulator (2014), which was one of his most well-received albums both critically and commercially. The man has a cult following regardless, but it would appear he’s going for a broader appeal, in lieu of the much heavier metal/noise rock influenced stuff he’d been working on recently, which has a narrower scope (we love it all honestly). Of course, this is just the first song to be released, and being familiar with his work, there’s literally no telling what the rest of the track listing will hold. Tickets to the  Mercy Lounge stop of Ty’s upcoming tour, which finds him in Music City on May 25, are currently available here. We must warn you though; act quickly because his performances tend to sell out (read this post or this post). Also, be sure to enjoy the song after the jump!

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No Country in a Nutshell: The Weekly Recap | 1.18 – 1.24

While snow certainly slowed weekend show plans to halt, last week was still full of some great releases, announcements, festival news, and even some performances squeezed in before the storm hit. Too busy snow day boozin’ and watching Netflix to keep up with the site? Don’t worry, we’ve recapped everything we covered last week below:

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Ty Segall’s New LP ‘Emotional Mugger’ Out Today | Catch Him Feb. 22 @ Mercy Lounge

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Typical out-of-the-box Ty Segall thinking has led to the unorthodox release of his latest gift to music fans, Emotional Mugger. It is the prolific Segall’s second album in just the last six months, the other being his sophomore effort with one of many side projects, a band called Fuzz (we told you all about their recent show in Nashville in this post). Ever since it was first announced, we knew this was going to be a weird one, even by Segall standards. Clues in the form of bizarre instructional videos, a new website, and even a hotline (1-800-281-2968) all hinted at the direction Emotional Mugger might take in recent months.

Fans of the SoCal psych/garage rock demigod rejoice, because today is the day that Emotional Mugger is officially available via Drag City, and ready for mass consumption. You can order it in a variety of physical and digital formats from Ty’s label, iTunes, or Amazon,  and stream the whole thing below thanks to the good folks at NPR!

And don’t forget, Ty’s coming back to Mercy Lounge on Feb. 22, with the album’s backing band, The Muggers. Tickets are just $18, and as hot as this dude has been as of late, you better jump on them while you can. So snag a pair, and click on after the jump for further emotional mugging.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS]: Fuzz w/ Walter | Nov. 10, 2015 @ Mercy Lounge

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w/ Walter

Mercy Lounge; Nashville, TN
Nov. 10, 2015

Words by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Jake Giles Netter.

Things got pretty fucking heavy for Fuzz last Tuesday night at Mercy Lounge. The room was packed to the gills, the tunes were loud & shreddy, plus, thanks to opener Walter, we all got a full night of seriously awesome live music for well under $20. If you missed out, or you just want to relive one of the best shows of the year in Music City, read on for a full recap … and don’t miss a great photo spread from contributing photographer Jake Giles Netter.

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