In 2016, the ever-prolific Ty Segall announced the formation of a new band with FUZZ’s Charles Moothart and Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult.Calling themselves GØGGS, the gang released an agressive LP aping the ’80s hardcore on which they were raised. Now, with Michael Anderson joining them on bass, the supergroup has announced their sophomore offering, Pre Strike Sweep.
Due out on September 28th via In the Red, the album was recorded and mixed over the past year by Segall. Shaw handled the lyrics, while the band collaborated to create its fierce, spine-rattling arrangements. The title track, which the band has shared alongside the announcement, unfolds across four chaotic minutes, with a steady river of distortion coursing through a peripatetic storm of squeals, effects, and one killer solo.
“’Pre Strike Sweep’ is a song about undergoing a drastic change and creating your own reality,” Shaw says in a press release. “It’s a song about trust, destruction, and rebirth. Sometimes you got to blow everything up and start from a new beginning.”
Hear it below.
Pre Strike Sweep Tracklist:
01. Killing Time
02. Pre Strike Sweep
03. Still Feeding
04. Space Rinse
08. Burned Entrance
09. Ruptured Line / Funeral Relief
10. Morning Reaper
GØGGS will also be playing a trio of West Coast shows this December. See the dates below.
GØGGS 2018 Tour Dates:
09/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom &
09/16 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
* = w/ CCR Headcleaner, Spiritual Camp
& = w/ Shark Toys