Fuzz has shared a new single, “Spit”, along with an accompanying music video that utilizes stop-motion animation. The single is set to appear on the band’s new record, III, out October 23rd via In The Red.
The album marks the first in five years for the stoner metal outfit led by drummer and vocalist Ty Segall. Alongside guitarist Charles Moothart and bassist Chad Ubovich, the band was set to head out on a North American tour—also a first since 2015—before the pandemic ruined those plans.
The sludge-rock opening power chords of “Spit” signal, if nothing else, that Fuzz hasn’t changed a bit in five years away. As guitar licks buzz from ear to ear, the video—directed by Moothart—takes the lead in coupling an artificial world with the simplistic rock riffs. The decorating choices of a white and black striped floor with red construction paper walls give off a vague Twin Peaks vibe. Yet, if David Lynch were to get into stop-motion animation, this probably wouldn’t be too far off from his vision.
“‘Spit’ was written early in the process of working on III. When Ty and I first started working on this song, we didn’t know if it was even going to be a Fuzz song or not,” Moothart said. “We wanted to make a song that felt straight forward, but had a subtle tweak that over time gets more obvious. The verse riff almost feels like you’re falling asleep at the wheel then the chorus opens up with a melodic, but sharp riff that adds to the punch-drunk feeling of the verse.”
“I started doing stop motion as a quarantine experiment. I wanted to make experimental animation that I could try to make sound design for, and I ended up just making a Fuzz video,” Moothart continued. “It was an extremely fun project to take on in this time. It was especially fun to open up for feedback and ask for direction so that I had to challenge myself to complete something that felt cohesive. I was honored when it became more clear that I had actually created something that the band wanted to stand behind from an aesthetic standpoint.”
Watch the new video for “Spit” from Fuzz off the band’s forthcoming album III, due out October 23rd. Click here to pre-order.
Fuzz – “Spit”
[Video: IN THE RED RECORDS]