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Pre Strike Sweep

In 2016, the ever-prolific Ty Segall announced the formation of a new band with FUZZ’s Charles Moothart and Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult.Calling themselves GØGGS, the gang released an agressive LP aping the ’80s hardcore on which they were raised. Now, with Michael Anderson joining them on bass, the supergroup has announced their second album offering, Pre Strike Sweep , Gøggs add a new level of primordial anxiety to their already catastrophic symphony.

Shaw handled the lyrics, while the band collaborated to create its fierce, spine-rattling arrangements. The title track, which the band has shared alongside the announcement, unfolds across four chaotic minutes, with a steady river of distortion coursing through a peripatetic storm of squeals, effects, and one killer solo.

recorded and mixed in 2017 by Gøggs guitarist and co-founder Ty Segall, the album explores the damaging affects of modern life before blowing them up one by one. singer Chris Shaw uses terms like “space rinse” and “roadside surgery” to inform the listener that this is a strange and different trip, far and away from the “glendale junkyard” he romanticized in 2016 on their self-titled album. in fact, all expectations brought on by that acclaimed debut are crushed into dust, revealing a new standard by which the Gøggs march thumps.

Pre Strike Sweep is the title track off of GØGGS second album. Out 9/28/18 on In The Red Records.

Want loud? Los Angeles-based power trio Fuzz does that, pounding out relentless, ear-splitting riffs with abandon. But they do more, too. For starters, Fuzz is a guitar band par excellence. Name another band where every member—even the drummer—is a guitar-playing badass. Team Fuzz dominates the new wave of SoCal garage-punk-psychedelic-stoner-rock. They are prolific, restless, enigmatic, ubiquitous—their combined output is prodigious—and they’re forever releasing, touring, or supporting something.

At their core, Fuzz is simple enough. Ty Segall (singer, songwriter, guitarist, and solo artist) sings and plays drums. Chad Ubovich (guitar and vocals with the Meatbodies, guitar and bass with Mikal Cronin) holds down the low end. And Charles Moothart (guitar with Ty Segall, GØGGS, and more) plays guitar and is the band’s primary riff generator. With so many different projects, maintaining focus could be difficult. Moothart says it isn’t. “Fuzz is a very specific sound so it’s an easy thing to separate in that way,

Ty Segall’s band Fuzz play Burgerama, pay homage to Woody Allen. Fuzz is a band consisting of guitarist Charles Moothart (Moonhearts / Ty Segall Band) & drummer Ty Segall. Fuzz was formed as an outlet for Moothart’s affection for serious, heavy riffage a’la Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer & Jerusalem. Live they are augmented by bassist Chad Ubovich (Meatbodies / Mikal Cronin band)