Charles Moothart: Black Holes Don’t Choke [Album Review]

Charles MoothartBlack Holes Don’t ChokeIn The Red Records [2024] Album Overview: Black Holes Don’t Choke marks Charles Moothart’s fourth full length and his official transition from the CFM moniker to his proper name, reflecting a new chapter in his musical resume. The album, released via In The Red Recordings, is a collection of ten tracks … Read more

Meatbodies: Flora Ocean Tiger Bloom [Album Review]

MeatbodiesFlora Ocean Tiger BloomIn The Red Records [2024] Album Overview: Flora Ocean Tiger Bloom is Meatbodies’ latest album, marking a significant progression from their previous works. The record serves as a testament to frontman Chad Ubovich’s tumultuous yet transformative personal odyssey over the last several years, encapsulating themes of redemption, reinvention, and the human condition. … Read more

Dion Lunadon: Systems Edge [Album Review]

Dion LunadonSystems EdgeIn The Red Records [2023] Systems Edge from Dion Lunadon is a blistering third solo record that catapults listeners into a raucous world of garage rock brilliance. Hailing from New Zealand and now residing in Brooklyn, Lunadon bursts out of this new album with infectious energy and a sound that pays homage to … Read more

Osees: Intercepted Message [Album Review]

OseesIntercepted MessageIn The Red Records [2023] Osees have adopted several different monikers over the years, showcasing their chameleon-like nature. This American psychedelic rock band originated in San Francisco in the late 1990s. Led by the multi-talented musician and songwriter John Dwyer, Osees’ music has consistently been characterized by its high-energy garage rock sound, interwoven with … Read more

Video Premiere: Osees – “Stunner”

The ever-prolific and constantly frenetic Osees recently announced details for their forthcoming LP, Intercepted Message, scheduled for release on August 18th via In The Red. Following the release of the record’s first two singles, “Intercepted Message” and “Goon,” the band has unveiled their latest track, “Stunner,” accompanied by a music video directed by Matt Yoka. … Read more

Osees – “Intercepted Message” [Video]

The ever prolific and constantly frenetic Osees forthcoming new LP, Intercepted Message, is due out August 18 via In The Red Records. This video is the first single and title track from the album. Main Osees leader John Dwyer described the album as Teutonic synth punk and Thee Oh Sees plus several words below: “A … Read more

Meatbodies: 333 [Album Review]

Meatbodies333In The Red Records [2021] Meatbodies’ Chad Ubovich has kept busy over the last decade playing in Mikal Cronin’s backing band, playing along Ty Segall and Charlie Moothart supplying the killer bass in Fuzz, and then releasing two albums and touring to support his own Meatbodies. The group now returns with the seven song 333 … Read more

FUZZ: III [Album Review]

FUZZIIIIn The Red Records [2020] FUZZ, the Los Angeles-based trio of Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and new member Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), have returned with their third album and first album in five years. Appropriately titled III, the band comes back with their familiar modern stoner rock but unlike their two … Read more

FUZZ – “Mirror” [Video]

FUZZ, the Los Angeles-based trio of Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), will release their first album in five years, III, this Friday, October 23rd on In The Red Recordings. Today, they present a final pre-release offering, “Mirror,” following a mind-bending stop motion video for“Spit” and lead single … Read more

CFM: Soundtrack To An Empty Room [Album Review]

CFM Soundtrack To An Empty Room In The Red Records [2019] Who: Charles Francis Moothart aka CFM releases another satisfying psych fuzz-rock LP. Sound: Soundtrack to an Empty Room is Moothart’s most introspective and laidback album to date. TFN Final Take: Soundtrack to an Empty Room is Charles Francis Moothart’s third solo LP as CFM. … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: GØGGS – “Pre Strike Sweep”

GØGGS, the Los Angeles-based group comprised of co-founders Chris Shaw (vocals) and Ty Segall (guitars), and Michael Anderson (bass) and Charles Moothart (drums, guitar), are set to release their second album, Pre Strike Sweep, on September 28th via In The Red. Following their “foot to the floor” self-titled debut, Pre Strike Sweep should find the … Read more

CFM: Dichotomy Desaturated [Album Review]

CFM Dichotomy Desaturated In The Red Records [2017] Who: Charles Francis Moothart, aka CFM, continues to branch out on his second solo LP. Sound: Dichotomy Desaturated is a bit of a departure from Moothart’s past work with Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin and Fuzz. TFN Final Take: Charles Francis Moothart’s second solo LP as CFM is … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Chain And The Gang – “The Logic Of Night”

Chain and the Gang have released five records over the past 8 years. Their new release, Best of Crime Rock, was meant to quickly catch you up if you have not been formally introduced as it is a collection of brand new recordings of hits from the band’s discography as well as two new songs. … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Boss Hog – “Ground Control”

After a 17 year full length hiatus, Boss Hog are back tomorrow in top strength. That is right – Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez’s Boss Hog will release Brood X tomorrow via In The Red. Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Ground Control” celebrates the release with the familar smoldering bluesy rock and Spencer’s backseat howl. The … Read more

Meatbodies: Alice [Album Review]

Meatbodies Alice In The Red Records [2017] Who: Meatbodies are a California-based trio with connections to Fuzz and Mikal Cronin . Sound: Alice is a heavy psychedelic stoner rock epic. Fans of Ty Segall, Wand, Fuzz and Mikal Cronin will eat this up. TFN Final Take: Alice is fantastic. Chad Ubovich (Fuzz, Mikal Cronin) Kevin … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: CFM – “Rise And Fall”

CFM is the project of Charles Moothart. If you don’t know the band or name, you should know that he is a member of Fuzz, GØGGS and Ty Segall’s band. Today’s Friday Fire Track is from CFM’s second album, Dichotomy Desaturated, which is out April 7th via In The Red Records. “Rise and Fall” brings … Read more

FUZZ Announce Thunderous Return / New Album II Out 10/23 via In The Red

FUZZ is back! Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals) are exploring all the blank-ations of what will be, or has always been, on II. Tried and true methods mixed with tongue twisting, teeth shattering, seizure-inducing stabs at the norm. Word on the street says II will be heavy, … Read more

The King Khan & BBQ Show: Bad News Boys [Album Review]

The King Khan & BBQ Show Bad News Boys In The Red Records [2015] Fire Note Says: King Khan & BBQ return with another fun and rockin’ set of songs. Album Review: We last heard from King Khan on the 2013 Merge Records release Idle No More with the Shrines. It was one of most … Read more

Wand: Golem [Album Review]

Wand Golem In The Red Records [2015] Fire Note Says: The title says it all; Wand’s Golem is a fantastical, heavy monster. Album Review: Please do yourself a favor and shout it from the mountain tops, “WAND IS BACK!” Coming out of nowhere with their debut Ganglion Reef—my number six top album for 2014—Wand devised … Read more

Endless Bummer: Vol. 1 [Album Review]

Endless Bummer Vol. 1 In The Red Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Sludged-out beach bums bring ferocious fuzz on Vol. 1. Album Review: As Endless Bummer‘s Vol. 1 seeps through the speakers, the question of quality never comes up. That‘s OK too, because LA‘s Endless Bummer never promise it. Recorded with friend Ty Segall in … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Wand – “Self Hypnosis In 3 Days”

Wand is a band that really deserves to find some success. Having been hand-picked for Ty Segall’s God? Label, Wand released Ganglion Reef, one of the best releases of 2014 (my personal #6 of last year), and I’ve described them as one of the best bands the Elephant Six collective never produced. It seems they’ve … Read more

Red Aunts: Come Up For A Closer Look [Album Review]

Red Aunts Come Up For A Closer Look In The Red Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Get to know the Red Aunts! Album Review: For most, this new compilation release from the Red Aunts will be an introductory point and that is just fine. The all-female punk band from Long Beach, California ruled the underground … Read more

Meatbodies: Meatbodies [Album Review]

Meatbodies Meatbodies In The Red Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Meatbodies are your next garage/psychedelic adventure. Album Review: If you are addicted to all things Ty Segall then Meatbodies self-titled debut was already on your list. If you have been a casual fan of Ty you probably have already heard some of Meatbodies players and … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Meatbodies – “Disorder”

The first thing about Meatbodies you should know is that main man Chad Ubovich is also the guitarist for Mikal Cronin and the bassist in FUZZ with Ty Segall. You might remember that Chad and the Meatbodies were the B-side last year with Ty on the seventh release in the LAMC 7” Series from Famous … Read more