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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

Pre-Order III: Here