Take a trip around Los Angeles with the most prolific and talented weirdo, Ty Segall, in his new 14-minute video comprising music from his latest album, Emotional Mugger. In between witnessing police brutality, encountering a prostitute, going to a house party, and winding up on the beach, Ty's face undergoes a gory transformation as it slowly decays from all his activity. The video features a composite of the album's songs, which were remixed by producer F. Bermudez.
The video was directed by Matt Yoka, who spoke about it in a statement to Indiewire:
The Mugger video is a reflection on Los Angeles (and in general, urban plight and anxiety). Ty and I are big fans of practical/in-camera gore and effects, so this was an opportunity to experiment with those traditions. It's just important for me to use those effects as commentary (in the vein of Terry Gilliam and David Cronenberg). One thing I think is cool about the video, is that Ty and (the album's producer) F. Bermudez remixed the album specifically for the video... unlike most music videos, when you watch Emotional Mugger you are getting to hear different versions/interpretations of the music—so watching this video is not really about hearing music from the album as it's getting another experience from theEmotional Mugger dimension.
Watch the dystopian short film below.