Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
Record label: N/A
To those for whom simply owning a vinyl copy of one album or another is not enough, the eternally vintage-scoped Ty Segall teamed up with Famous Class Records for a collector’s treasure. Outside of the music itself, the Mr. Face EP comes with 3D glasses within the gatefold, the better with which to view the album’s trippy, mirror-reflection photography on another dimension, man! To boot, the double EP is issued in translucent red and blue 7” vinyl.
Pity the poor live album. In the era of streaming video, smartphones, and extensive fan-driven digital archiving, their utility has diminished. Amid so much constantly accumulating data, it’s difficult for a single concert—particularly one that you did not personally attend—to feel at all remarkable. And let’s be real: the old problems remain unresolved.
Head here to submit your own review of this album. Another day, another Ty Segall release. It doesn't even surprise me anymore when the San Franciscan garage-rock pariah announces something new. It makes you wonder if he actually does anything else, like eat, sleep or shower (hence the brilliant trailer for his 2013 record Sleeper).
2014 was a landmark year for Ty Segall. It was the year he triumphantly emerged as a glam rock titan with his double album, Manipulator, complete with a shimmering wardrobe and silver lipstick. When he announced that the vinyl release of his next EP, Mr. Face, would double as the world’s first pair of playable 3D glasses, it came as close to a literal interpretation of “eye-popping” as music can get.
Another year, another Ty Segall release. For a man who has averaged at least two records a year since 2008, Segall is getting his head start in 2015 with two January releases: a Ty Segall Band live album and a brand new EP. While the former provides a reprise of some of Segall's best work in recent years, the latter, titled Mr. Face, propels the San Francisco garage-rock virtuoso forward both creatively and sonically.For starters, Mr.