Ty Segall has released a new music video for “Break a Guitar,” and it’s pretty wild—watch above.
Directed by Matt Yoka, the never-ending barrage of spinning images starts off relatively normal and gets progressively weirder. We think it’s safe to assume that any music video that opens with Fred Armisen karate-kicking a guitar is going to be a trip. After that, we watch an increasingly bizarre kaleidoscope of Segall and his Freedom Band (Emmett Kelly, Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart and Ben Boye) tumbling through space while Segall “elucidates on the universal absurdity of the rock and roll dream.”
According to a press release, the video aims to “distill the warped desires from Ty Segall’s twisted brain, providing true catharsis for performer and viewer alike.” We don’t know about catharsis, but by the end of the video, we do feel a little like our heads have exploded.
Honestly, it’s a lot for a Monday morning. We suggest waiting until you’ve had a cup of coffee or two at least to dive into Segall’s mind. In the meantime, revisit Segall and his band’s recent performance of “Break a Guitar” on Late Night With Seth Meyers, read up on their forthcoming new album and tour dates here, and enjoy Paste Cloud audio from Segall’s 2010 Daytrotter Session below.