Video Premiere: Ty Segall’s “The Man Man”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Ty Segall’s fashion of indie, lo-fi rock finds a sweet spot in the middle of myriad genres. Elements of punk, noise and garage bleed into a colorful, compelling, loud headspace. On his latest, eighth solo record SLEEPER however, that urgency is translated into something ominous and foreboding for the decidedly mellow record. The entirety is a journey and on certain tracks, like the below “Man Man”, it feels a doomed one.
Fitting then, that the brand new video for “The Man Man” would craft an oddball, surreal-ish story of someone—or some things—breathing down Ty’s neck. As stripped as the song, the clip, from directors LEAF, is a simple one of two colliding paths and Segall going down in a fairly strange manner: creatures with automatic weapons (almost automatically reminiscent of AMERICAN WEREWOLF).
The aforementioned SLEEPER is out now via Drag City and is described as such: SLEEPER flows more colors than ever before through your mind’s eye, pushing the walls of the universe out just a micron further, making everything heavier and lighter all at once, to allow time to beam infinitely forever.
For more on Ty Segall, visit his official site.