"Fuzz is Ty Segall (drums / vocals), Charlie Moothart (guitar /
vocals) and Roland Cosio (bass). They’re heavy rock lifers—three
California-bred dudes who have been refining their riffs and getting
weird together since high school (which wasn’t that long ago, actually).
If you are not already aware of Segall, well, what’s up? He’s one of
garage rock’s most prolific sons. He said he was going to take it easy
this year, but by the time you finish reading this, the onesheet for his
next record will have already arrived in your inbox. Moothart plays
guitar in The Ty Segall Band and was also a member of The Moonhearts,
which included Cosio on guitar. Way back in the early ’00s, all three
played in the Epsilons.
Fuzz was formed a couple years ago as a collaboration between Segall
and Moothart, but only recently did the pair have sufficient time to
guide the band out of side-project limbo and into a recording studio.
Since then, they have released two singles, “This Time I Got a Reason”
(Trouble In Mind) and “Sleigh Ride” (In The Red). Around the time of the
latter, Cosio joined on bass.
They are not dabblers or dilettantes. Fuzz flipped through used bins,
hard drives and record collections of the world, seeking out the finest
weirdo cuts. The band’s self-titled debut LP, which was recorded by
Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence), dives deep, drawing
inspiration from the more esoteric reaches of heavy metal pre-history.
There are Sabbath and Hendrix nods, obviously, but on “Sleigh Bells” you
might also catch a whiff of UK progressive blues business like The
Groundhogs, particularly when the song quits its 10/4-time intro and
reboots into full-bore choogle. Maybe you’ll even glimpse the ghost of
Australian guitar legend / sharpie guru Lobby Lloyde sniffing around
The mood is not light. The songs project a state of perpetual
paranoia and eroding mental health. And as it should be, you know? It’s a
record for the burners." - In The Red Records
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 28 September, 2013.