Local Sludgemongers Fuzz Announce Debut Album; Hear "Loose Sutres" Now
Fuzz is the young San Francisco version of Black Sabbath -- the trio of otherwise notable musicians Ty Segall, Charlie Moothart, and Roland Cosio, who deal in a muddy, brutal, primitive brand of basement rock that recalls Birmingham's best at their most psychedelic. After half a year of press salivation (guilty here), a handful of packed shows, and a couple sold-out 7-inch singles, Fuzz has announced that its self-titled debut album will finally be sent forth into the world by L.A. label In the Red this October 1. (That's the cover art, above.)
Yeah, they're sludgy, but they're spacey, too.
This fact on its own maybe wouldn't be that notable, except that, as is custom with such announcements, the band has made a song from the new album available for free download. "Loose Sutres" is as apt a demonstration of Fuzz's power as anything we've heard so far: Segall's restless tom-drumming is eerily reminiscent of Sabbath's Bill Ward; his nasal voice is disturbing but not as irritating as Ozzy's; and the whole taut torrent of riffs subsides for a spacey instrumental middle section that stretches the tune past the six-minute mark. Don't worry, though, because all the mind-numbing blare you love comes back even harder and louder at the end. Listen and grab "Loose Sutres" below.
Fuzz tracklisting (In the Red, Oct. 1):
1. Earthen Gates
2. Sleigh Bells
3. What's In My Head
4. Hazy Mazes
5. Loose Sutres
6. The Preacher