In 2011, friends and bandmates Ty Segall and Charles Moothart came together to form Fuzz, a California-based garage rock band whose inception was inspired by Moothart’s passion for heavier music like Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer.  Fuzz was created while Moothart was playing for Segall’s band and soon after its creation, Roland Cosio joined the group.

In October 2013, Fuzz released their debut, self-titled album and toured the U.S. Cosio continued to join the band on bass until he was replaced by Chad Ubovich, who is the current bassist in Fuzz.  That same year, the group released a 12″ EP titled Live In San Francisco, as well as several 7″ singles. In October, Fuzz released their second full-length album, II. Soon thereafter, Fuzz went on a tour of Europe and the US in support of the album. II was a 14-track record written in collaboration with each band member, which is something that Segall and Mootheart both point to as something they weren’t used to before Ubovich joined the group.

On this episode of SLUG Soundwaves, we sit down with Moothart, a longtime friend and collaborator of Segall’s. He has been a member of several bands over his music career, including: Charlie & The Moothearts, Culture Kids, Epsilons, Fuzz, The Perverts and the Ty Segall Band. SLUG writer Nic Smith chats with Moothart about the band’s latest album, their heavy rock n’ roll music style and their 2015 tour to support II. The music for this episode is taken from the latest Fuzz album and includes the track “Pollinate.”


Thanks for listening to SLUG Mag Soundwaves. Send us suggestions of what you’d like to hear on the show by emailing us at soundwaves@slugmag.com.

Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Alexander Ortega, Christian Schultz, John Ford, Henry Glasheen
Theme Song: Temples
Art Design & Logo: Nicholas Dowd
Technical Designer: Kate Colgan

Interviewers: Nic Smith
Music This Episode: Fuzz, Temples