Ty Segall has been awfully busy these past couple of months and things are starting to get a lot busier as his band Fuzz announced a North American tour for this May and June. The trio of Segall, Charles Moothart, and Chad Ubovich will first perform in San Francisco on May 27th and hit places such as Seattle’s Neptune Theatre and Montreal’s La Tulipe before ending the jaunt in Pittsburgh at Mr. Small’s Theater.

Prior to all that fun, Segall’s latest project with Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale has shared a bit of fruit from their upcoming LP ‘Fungus II‘ (as their first album they’ll have us forever wondering about ‘Fungus I’) in the form of ‘Double the Dream‘ and ‘All Is Lost‘. ‘Double the Dream‘ was released about a month ago, but if you haven’t checked out the Somer Stampley stop-motion video yet, here’s your reminder! ‘All Is Lost‘, released this past week, is three minutes of fierce chaos, the uneasy tension you’d expect of a Lightning Bolt/Ty Segall team-up. The video featuring the animation of Adam Davies isn’t too shabby either. I would elaborate more, but why, when you can read Henry Rollin’s press release on Wasted Shirt instead?

Ty’s 2019 album, First Taste, and the new Lighting Bolt album, Sonic Citadel, are easily some of the best material either entity has ever released so if these two happened to find themselves in the same recording studio, a fan just might entertain elevated expectation levels. In fact, some might actually show signs of enthusiasm, even excitement at the fact that from July 5–13, 2018, in the air-conditioning free environs of Ty’s home studio, the duo, eventually calling themselves Wasted Shirt, wrecked the joint as thoroughly as you hoped they would. The album is exploding euphoria from start to finish. The more you play it, the better it kabongs you upside your head. 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. This is Freedom Rock. Turn up the volume. Hasten your emancipation. Sonic joy awaits.”

Sonic joy indeed! Check out both singles from Wasted Shirt, take a look at ‘Fungus II‘s cover art & track-listing, along with all of Fuzz’s tour dates below.

Sarah Medeiros

‘Fungus II’ tracklist:

1. All Is Lost

2. Zeppelin 5

3. Fist Is My Ward

4. Harsho

5. Double the Dream

6. The Purple One

7. Fungus 2

8. Eagle Slaughters Graduation

9. Four Strangers Enter the Cement at Dusk

Fuzz tour dates:

5/27 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5/29 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

5/30 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

5/31 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre

6/02 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

6/03 Santa Cruz, CA – Felton Music Hall

6/05 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

6/06 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

6/07 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

6/18 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

6/19 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

6/20 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall

6/21 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe

6/22 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

6/24 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

6/25 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

6/26 Baltimore, MD – OttoBar

6/27 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

6/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater