Monday, May 23, 2022

Fuzz Return With New Single “Returning”


Fuzz have returned with a new single that is fuzz-laden and named “Returning.”  “Returning” made me happy as most things do with this band.  I love that Fuzz included their tour dates in the following press release because it’s nice to dream about seeing live music in a venue.  Oh, to dare to dream.  

FUZZ, the raw power trio comprised of Los Angeles-based Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), announce their first album in five years, III, out October 23rd on In The Red Recordings. It’s the follow-up to 2015’s II, “an impressive double album made for headbanging and the cultivation of bad vibes” (NPR Music). In conjunction with today’s announcement, the band present III’s lead single, “Returning.”    
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 FUZZ 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 FUZZ — three humans getting primitive, staying primitive. The goal was never to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes it’s just about seeing how long you can hold on before you’re thrown off. 
Album opener “Returning” serves as a sort of mission statement for the album. It’s an auditory meditation on the power of one and the different perspectives of one,  whether it is the singular person looking inward, or a group of people coming together as a single unit. Not only is it an echo of the return of FUZZ, but also a broader return to form – raw and empowered through vulnerability. 
A pyramid of sonic destruction and psychic creation, all shades of color, truth and lies. III is the pillar of unity and singularity. Log out, drop thought, turn up. 

III Tracklist 
1. Returning 
2. Nothing People 
3. Spit 
4. Time Collapse 
5. Mirror 
6. Close Your Eyes 
7. Blind to Vines 
8. End Returning 
FUZZ Tour Dates: 
Thu. Dec. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 
Fri. Dec. 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 
Sat. Dec. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 
Fri. Jan. 22 – Sat. Jan. 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 
Mon. Jan. 25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
Tue. Jan. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre 
Wed. Jan. 27 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre 
Fri. Jan. 29 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s 
Sat. Jan. 30 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall 
Thu. Feb. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall 
Fri. Feb. 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom 
Sat. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 
Sun. Feb. 7 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe 
Mon. Feb. 8 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
Wed. Feb. 10 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 
Thu. Feb. 11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 
Fri. Feb. 12 – Baltimore, MD @ OttoBar 
Sat. Feb. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts 
Sun. Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre 
Sat. March 13 – Istanbul, TR @ Zorlu Art Center 
Tue. March 16 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma 
Wed. March 17 – Barcelona, ES @ Upload 
Thu. March 18 – Madrid, ES @ BUT 
Sat. March 20 – Bilbao, ES @ Santana 27 
Mon. March 22 – Biarritz, FR @ Atabal 
Wed. March 24 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo 
Thu. March 25 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef 
Fri. March 26 – Köln, DE @ Gebaude 9 
Sat. March 27 – Berlin, DE @ Columbian Theater 
Tue. March 30 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla 
Wed. March 31 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom 

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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