"This Time I Got a Reason" b/w "Fuzz's Fourth Dream"
As 2013 gets underway, Ty Segall is hitting the ground running. After releasing at least three albums last year — including SPIN'S #9 album of 2012, Twins — and prepping a couple of reissues for later this month, the San Francisco garage-punk has also released a seven-inch single with his guitarist Charlie Mootheart under the name Fuzz. As Beats Per Minute points out, while label Trouble in Mind says the band's members are a "mystery," SPIN reported months ago that Segall and Mootheart had been collaborating "for several months under the sort of name you'd swear was taken decades ago: Fuzz." Live footage confirms these songs are, indeed, the same Fuzz. Both "This Time I Got a Reason" and B-side "Fuzz's Fourth Dream" are galvanizingly sludgy, proto-metal psych rock, and though the single is sold out, the music is streaming below for your head-banging delight.
Also confirmed today: Fuzz will be playing at San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival on February 28. And as Consequence of Sound notes, they're also set to perform at Burger Records' Burgerrama II concert on March 22-23 in Orange County, California.