Having remained current in our thoughts at the end of 2014 with the release of the $ingle$ 2 compilation album the continually creative Ty Segall kicks off the new year with a quartet of all new songs, released as a double 7” set which in turn doubles as old-style 3D glasses through which to appreciate the full effect of the release’s cover art. That’s the gimmicky element dealt with – what about the songs?
‘Mr. Face’ itself is a pretty stripped back number for the most part, not an ounce of fuzz in earshot for the first couple of minutes, allowing Segall to make use of quite an angelic vocal styling. After that point though it gets nicely wild whilst retaining the sweet vocal line. 'Circles' is thankfully not a cover of the old Fleur De Lys number but instead a nicely punky track featuring some off-kilter flute in the background. This pounds along enjoyably.
Moving on to disc two, as it were, 'Drug Mugger' chugs along at a good pace throughout, without ever really nailing it's colours to the mast yet that's not to say it's at all unenjoyable. Rounding out the collection is 'The Picture', a ballad-like track of folky whimsicality you'd be hard pushed to ascribe to Segall if heard out of context, revealing another string to his bow.