GØGGS is a new band made up of Ty Segall, Ex-Cult’s Chris Shaw, and Charles Moothart (also part of one of Segall’s many other projects, Fuzz). “GØGGS is three heads, one spine, circling the drain of the wasteland known as mother earth,” Shaw writes in the very dramatic introduction accompanying their debut track, “She Got Harder.” It’s meant to serve as a preview for a full-length that will come out next year, which will feature guest spots from Mikal Cronin, Wand’s Cory Hanson, and Vial’s Denee Petracek. The upcoming single will feature an Iggy Pop cover featuring Zumi Rosow. For now, listen to “She Got Harder” below, and read Shaw’s full message announcing the band.
Ty and I decided we were going to start a band together when Ex-Cult opened for his band on the Slaughterhouse tour in 2013. A couple years later when the plans were solidified, it only made sense that thrash master Charles Moothart should get in on the experience. The three of us have been friends for years at this point, crashing at each others houses and riffling through each others record collections after a night of performing, partying, or both. This is not a side-project, it is a necessity. GØGGS is three heads, one spine, circling the drain of the wasteland known as mother earth.
The A side to the debut single “She Got Harder” (out this November on In The Red Records) is one of the first songs we came up for this project, with an Iggy Pop cover (Featuring Zumi Rosow) thrown on the B-Side for maximum damage.The album dropping next year (featuring guests Cory Hanson of Wand, Denee Petracek of Vial, and Mikal Cronin) will lead us into the second chapter of the GØGGS saga. Smoke the Wurm. A new player enters the game. –Chris Shaw
The “She Got Harder” single is out in November via In The Red Records.