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Stoner-rock outfit Fuzz shared “Mirror”, the final single to appeared on their forthcoming third studio album—appropriately titled III—due out this Friday. The eerie video which arrives just in time for Halloween was directed by Joshua Erkman, and features homages to the body horror work of David Cronenberg. The horror-inspired video finds Fuzz back in the fold that made them a highlight of the stoner metal genre in the 2010s, as well as launched Segall into indie prominence.

Combining the heavy-hitting sounds that fans have been clamouring after for five years with the grotesque imagery of body horror puts an exclamation point on Fuzz’s statement: We Are Back.This latest track follows previously-released III singles “Spit” and “Returning”. This new album is the first from the Ty Segall-led project in five years, and was set to be accompanied by the group’s first North American tour. Unfortunately, COVID-19 laid waste to those plans, but Fuzz still plans to head out on the road this winter.

Director Joshua Erkman said of his involvement in the projectIn an abstract way I wanted to incorporate some of the thoughts that have been swimming around in my head about isolation; it’s pretty hard to avoid thinking about that these days. Making the video was an exciting challenge given our current circumstances – how do you shoot a rock ‘n’ roll band performing in a safe, but visually interesting way? In this case the answer was myself and the cinematographer, Star Rosencrans, dragging the band out to the middle of the desert with just a camera, some optical filters, and the bare minimum amount of lights needed.

Ty Segall on drums, Charles Moothart on guitar, Roland Cosio on bass.

The new Fuzz album including “Mirror” . III is out Friday 25th October

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Fuzz, the psych-rock project of Ty Segall, guitarist Charles Moothart, and bassist Chad Ubovich, have announced their first album in five years. Entitled suprisingly III, the eight-track affair is due out 23rd October through In The Red records.

“III” both active and reactive. Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich are Fuzz. Fuzz is three. and III has returned. songs for all, and music for one. III was recorded and mixed at united recording under the sonic lordship of Steve Albini. Keeping the focus on the live sounds of the band, the use of overdubs and studio tricks were kept to a minimum. Albini’s mastery in capturing sound gave the trio the ability to focus entirely on the playing while knowing the natural sounds would land. it takes the essential ingredients of “guitar-based music” and “rock and roll power trio” and puts them right out on the chopping block. it was a much more honest approach for the band. Three humans getting primitive, staying primitive. the goal was never to reinvent the wheel. sometimes it’s just about seeing how long one can hold on before getting thrown off. three points reflected in three mirrors; a pyramid of sonic destruction and psychic creation. Nothing people feed the roots while the freaks fly free in the treetops—blind to vines, eyes closed, stuck in spit, triumphing the returning of beginnings and ends returning while beginning to see the time collapse. Love is the only way to annihilate hate, and sketchy freaks live to bleed. all shades of colour, truth and lies,III is the pillar of unity and singularity. all is nothing, and only nothing can generate everything. log out, drop thought, turn up.

Speaking on Returning in a statement, Fuzz described the song as “an auditory meditation on the power of one and the different perspectives of one”, relating the song to the band’s long-awaited return.

“Whether it is the singular person looking inward, or a group of people coming together as a single unit. As the opening track of the record, it serves as a sort of mission statement or mantra for the album. Not only is it an echo of the return of Fuzz, but also a broader return to form – raw and empowered through vulnerability. In order to maintain a focus on the Fuzz’s live sound, Albini encouraged a minimum in overdubs and studio trickery.

This isn’t the first time that Segall and Albini have crossed paths, as the engineer also recorded Segall’s 2017 self-titled record. From the upcoming album “III”. Out 10/23/20 on In The Red Records.

III by FUZZ is available for pre-order now throughintheredrecords.com The trio have supplied a first taste of their latest album with the release of the single Returning .