First Watch: Ty Segall, 'The Hill'

Sep 10, 2012
Originally published on September 19, 2012 2:20 pm

The basic overlays and spectral effects used in '80s music videos are so rough and out-of-place, they now seem cutting edge. The prolific, endlessly inspired lo-fi garage-rock musician Ty Segall re-creates that psychedelic vibe on his latest video, "The Hill."

Segall produced and edited the video himself over the course of three days, and makes it look as if he cobbled the thing together with clips from vintage VHS tapes. This isn't the first time he's gone for this look: The video for his song "Where Your Head Goes," from last year's Goodbye Bread, also has the shaky static of retro VHS.

"The Hill" is from Segall's upcoming album Twins — his sixth solo album in the past four years — which is due out Oct. 9 from Drag City Records. Segall has also released two other full-length albums this year, one with the group White Fences and one with his touring band.

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