“All Is Not Lost” features a nausea-inducing video and a chaotic and fuzz-laden track. Enjoy on the darkest of days.
Wasted Shirt, the collaborative project of Ty Segall and Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale, will release their debut album, Fungus II, February 28th via Famous Class Records. Leading into the album’s release, the duo present its second single, “All is Lost,” and an accompanying video. Following lead single “Double the Dream” – “a dirty, noisy freakout” (Stereogum) – album opener “All is Lost” is heavy and caustic. Both Segall (guitar, bass) and Chippendale (drums) sing on the track, offering fuzzy, scrappy vocals and screams. Its accompanying video, directed by Adam Davies and animated by Davies, Leili Tavallaei, and Nick McKernan, uses MRIs from humans, animals, and fruit on top of trippy claymation.
“Like it’s a melty, hot mosh pit, we wanted to crawl inside the wave of energy Ty and Brian create,” says director Adam Davies. “We boiled and mixed clay, sliced it up and photographed the slices in sequence to match the dudes’ energy. Then while the breakdown pummels you, we blast you in the face with MRIs of humans, animals and fruit to make you go inside out to the beat.”
Recorded last summer in Segall’s studio, Fungus II is “exploding euphoria from start to finish,” as described by Henry Rollins. “Hectic doesn’t even begin to describe it. Brian and Ty, two mere particles in the grand scheme, collide at high speed, the technicians dive for cover, the reaction is recorded. Mutation is achieved.”