Those of you lamenting that Ty Segall has only released one record this year (August’s Sleeper) compared to last year’s three (Hair (with White Fence), Slaughterhouse (with Ty Segall Band), and Twins), have reason to rejoice. The ever-prolific king of garage rock hasn’t been taking any breaks; his collaboration with longtime friend and Ty Segall Band guitarist Charlie Moonheart, Fuzz, released its self-titled debut album earlier this month. This time, Segall’s taking on drumming duty and sharing vocals with Moothart. Bassist Roland Cosio is another old friend who was a member of the Epsilons, one of Segall’s early Orange County projects.
Fuzz’s latest single, “Sunderberry Dream”, doesn’t actually appear on the group’s recent debut, which should come as no surprise to fans of the San Fran garage scene, from which seemingly random singles and EPs often materialize out of nowhere. Not that that’s a bad thing. Anyhow, “Sunderberry Dream” is a heavy, psychedelic garage rock thrasher. Segall is the sole vocalist here, and his ghostly falsetto is not meant to play a starring role– it’s just another stratum in this thickly layered track, laden with viscous guitar and bass lines.
If you like this, or you’re a fan of Ty Segall, Fuzz will be in good ol’ Beantown next Monday, October 14 at Great Scott in Allston. You can also ask your favorite local record store for a 7″ of “Sunderberry Dream”, in which case you’ll also get to enjoy the band’s take on King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man”.