After releasing three albums last year, Ty Segall is already back at it. As we told you at the beginning of January, he just released a 7-inch single with his guitarist Charlie Mootheart under the moniker Fuzz. The 7-inch, which features the tracks "This Time I Got a Reason" and "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", is already sold out, but you can still stream it via YouTube (below) or Spotify.
Apparently, Fuzz's record label Trouble in Mind attempted to keep the project anonymous, going so far as to claim they "received an unsolicited email submission from [the band] & despite our best efforts, cannot discern who is responsible for these jams." According to Segall's October 2012 Spin profile, he and Mootheart mixed a handful of Fuzz recordings before leaving for the Twins tour last fall.
"I don't really like touring," Segall told Spin. "I've just done it too much. I've been on tour for three years straight, basically. It's not my favorite thing; recording is. It's so fun. You can get weird."
The project's first single reveals Ty Segall's Black Sabbath influence more than ever before, making use of the iconic "Fuzz Face" petal to achieve two very heavy and, well, fuzzy sludge-rock jams worthy of repeated listening.
Fuzz will co-headline a Noise Pop show with OBN III's at The Knockout on Thursday, February 28th. Both bands will perform the following evening at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland. Fuzz is also set to perform at Burger Records' Burgerama II on March 22nd and 23rd in Orange County.
That's not all Ty Segall's been up to lately. In The Red Records just reissued two albums from his early projects. We are happy to finally hear The Traditional Fools' self-titled 2008 LP, which had been out of print. The label also reissued 2009's Reverse Shark Attack, a collaboration between Segall and Mikal Cronin.
OBN III's, Fuzz
February 28, 2013
OBN III's, Fuzz, Bad Vibes
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
March 1, 2013