Ty Segall and Charles Moothart form FUZZ, release 7″
January 2, 2013
Written by Jason Shane
If you thought Ty Segall would slow down at all after an insanely productive 2012, you were wrong. Segall has again joined forces with cohort Charles Moothart (who played on two of Ty’s solo records and is also a member of the Ty Segall Band) to form another garage rock outfit, appropriately named Fuzz, and their debut 7-inch on Chicago label Trouble In Mind features the tracks “This Time I’ve Got A Reason” and “Fuzz’s Fourth Dream”.
As far as we can tell, Segall first discussed the project in a 2011 interview with the Memphis-based music blog ACHTUNG. “It’s really cool because I get to play drums again,” he said. “Charlie’s playing guitar. We haven’t figured out how to do it live, but I think my friend Mikal Cronin is going to play bass.”
Characterizing Fuzz as “Blue Cheer meets Black Sabbath” (an apt description to say the least), Segall sounded excited about the project, but it may have gotten got lost in the shuffle during 2012, which saw him release three full-length records – Hair (with White Fence), Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse, and his solo record Twins. Clearly not one to rest on his laurels, he and Moothart are pushing forward with the new project, playing a show at the Hemlock in San Francisco a few Wednesdays ago, and the 7-inch is already “temporarily out of stock.”