Fuzz: “What’s In My Head”

Photo by Denee Petracek

All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing this weekend at Levitation.

Ty Segall is beloved for bringing a certain punk-fueled ferocity back to the rock underground. His songs are exhilarating, bridging the divides between psychedelia, garage rock, and metal, but he knows how to craft the perfect pop hook to sew it all together.

Each new Segall release feels like he’s adding more weight to the barbell just to make things a little more interesting. He went almost fully acoustic; he tried his hand at a sprawling double record. In 2013, Segall even ceded guitar duties to take up the drum kit for Fuzz, a perfectly-named power-trio featuring longtime collaborators Charles Moothart and Roland Cosio. Behind the drums, Segall is content to play the dynamic foil to the rest of the band, though he still shines as the singer.

Fuzz’s self-titled debut contains the rollicking “What’s In My Head,” matching a Sabbath groove to Hendrix pyrotechnics. “I came, I saw,” Segall croons, letting the rest of the band handle the “conquer” part of the equation. Take a listen and download the song below.

Fuzz plays Sunday, May 10 at 1 a.m. in the Levitation Tent.

–Art Levy

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