Secrets aren’t always meant to be kept. Just last week, we blew the lid on Ty Segall’s new superband the Muggers after their surprise show in Silver Lake. And today, you can stream their debut album Emotional Mugger in its entirety over on NPR — but be quick, it’s only available for one week.
Filled with Segall’s signature sound, elements of Fuzz, Wand, King Tuff and even an unhinged subconscious tinge of White Fence, Emotional Mugger is bold, heavy, mind-blowing and pleasantly familiar, considering the band’s lineup. The guitars alone — Kyle Thomas, Emmett Kelly and Cory Hanson — are enough to make your brain explode.
Emotional Mugger will officially be released next week, January 22, on Drag City. You can pre-order the album here. And check out the official Emotional Mugger website below, complete with hot line number, tour dates and obscure, appropriately confusing teaser videos. —Maya Eslami