July 18, 2013

Monitoring: Fuzz - "Loose Sutures"

No longer held back by the time constraints of the seven-inch singles that have been their favored medium, Fuzz stretches out on the first single from their self-titled full length debut. One glance at the cover of said record and you get the feeling that Ty Segall, Charlie Moothart and Roland Cosio have been listening to a bit of '70s prog rock. The opening salvo of "Loose Sutures" reinforces that notion, settling into a crunchy, Sabbath-indebted groove that wraps itself around Segall's vocals. Shortly after breaking into an energetic guitar solo, the track takes a strange left turn, grinding to a halt and transitioning into a meandering drum and bass interlude (is that the "Take Five" cadence I hear?) before abruptly nailing the finale. Here's hoping that the LP comes in a blacklight poster format.

Fuzz will be released by In The Red on October 1. The group recently announced a fall tour.

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