Ty Segall and the Freedom Band reboot and recharge the rocker’s 2012 track “Love Fuzz” on the first offering from their upcoming live album, Deforming Lobes, out March 29th via Drag City.
From its introductory back-and-forth barrage of guitars, Segall and the Freedom Band transform the original garage chug of “Love Fuzz” into a relentless hard rock blast. The performance is capped off by an extended breakdown of feedback that erupts perfectly into the song’s mammoth end, with Segall bellowing, “Your love can heal!”
Segall and the Freedom Band – which boasts Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly and Ben Boye – recorded Deforming Lobes at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The performance was captured on two-inch tape and mixed with Steve Albini at the producer’s Electrical Audio studio.
Deforming Lobes features tracks from several recent Segall albums including his self-titled record, Melted, Emotional Mugger, Twins, Manipulator and the 2014 compilation, $ingle$ 2. The live record follows Segall’s three 2018 efforts, his solo record Freedom’s Goblin, his covers album Fudge Sandwich and his collaboration with White Fence, Joy.