As if he didn't already have enough going on, in 2011 prolific San Francisco garage rocker/songwriter Ty Segall began side project Fuzz with his sometimes bandmember Charles Moothart. Living up to their name, Fuzz took influence from heavy, caustic, fuzz pedal-worshiping '60s proto-metal and psychedelic acts like the Groundhogs, Jimi Hendrix, and Blue Cheer. The band began as a duo with Moothart on vocals and guitar and Segall on drums and vocals, eventually expanding to add longtime friend Roland Cosio on bass. Their earliest recordings came in the form of immediately sold-out 7"s on In the Red and Trouble in Mind, followed by a self-titled full-length in late 2013. A live EP, Live in San Francisco, followed later that year on John Dwyer's (of Thee Oh Sees) label, Castle Face Records. Segall stepped away from the band to tend to his many other projects in 2014, but the fall of 2015 saw the release of Fuzz II and an American tour in support of the album. ~ Fred Thomas

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