Levitation Sessions : FUZZ

APRIL 24, 2021

Next up on Levitation Sessions -- FUZZ! Heavy psych power trio Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich hit the stage for the first time together in five years to bring listeners and viewers a full set spanning their entire discography.

In October of 2020, FUZZ released their first album in half a decade, III, scorching the earth with pure primitive rock and roll mastery captured by the sonic guru Steve Albini. It’s a record that’s meant to be heard and experienced live, and their Levitation Sessions show is the set fans have all been waiting for. The show was recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA. Director Joshua Erkman alongside sound engineers Matthew Littlejohn and Mike Kriebel, capture FUZZ’s intense energy backdropped by electric artwork from artist Tatiana Kartomten.

The show premieres at 7PM CT on Saturday, April 24

 Tickets, merch bundles + info here:

“It had been 5 years since we had played live together, and III had been in the works for a while. After the world came to a grinding halt, it became obvious that live music wouldn’t happen for some time. That was initially depressing, but ultimately unifying for everyone who missed and loved it. The concept to provide some psychedelic version of an alternate take on the live experience was at first frightening. Once it was obvious bands had a great time making them, and that people who experienced them were in full support … it became an opportunity to look this passage of time directly in the eyes. We wanted to create something that felt like more than just a replacement for seeing us live.

It is inspiring to see how the communities we are a part of (direct and at large) are able to come together and have a good time. The way people who want to make something positive in an extremely trying time really rise up and go beyond. These sessions proved to be a collective effort between Levitation, bands, and fans to support the larger concept of music and human connectivity. 

There was an intense sense of anxiety between the three of us. “Playing a show” was a totally foreign concept at this point, but there was also some kind of primal instinct of how to come together as a band in real time. This is the first time we had played songs from III in the context of a set, and we found new footing on some of the old songs. This led us down avenues we hadn’t seen in rehearsal. To find ourselves in the space right in between lost and found (aka live) was both alarming and electrifying after having been away from it for so long.”


Catch a preview of the show with a live cut of “Returning” here:
FUZZ: Charles Moothart, Ty Segall, Chad Ubovich

Directed by Joshua Erkman
Edited by Star Rosencrans
Camera Operators: Michael James Beck, Joshua Erkman, Kyle Blair-Henderson, Star Rosencrans
Lighting by Connor Childs and Ty Lyman
Stage Design by Tatiana Kartomten and Kevin Boog
Engineered by Mathew Littlejohn and Michael Kriebel
Mixed by Michael Kriebel
Color by Bossi Baker
Artwork by Tatiana Kartomten

Thank you to Jef, Joce, Tyler, and the Zebulon family
In addition to tickets to the streaming show, you can grab a download of the session + limited edition live album vinyls & cassettes, and t-shirts & tie dyes with art by Tatiana Kartomten, available exclusively as part of the show.

The live album is being pressed up on limited edition vinyl edition and cassette. These pressings will only be available as part of the stream.
The album will be released digitally worldwide on May 7. Get it ahead of that date by grabbing a download with your ticket:

$3.98 | stream ticket
$9.98 | stream + lossless WAV + 320 KBPS MP3 download ADD-ONS
$100 | cassette + shirt + live album LP, signed by the band
$49.98 | screen printed 18x24” poster on rainbow foil, signed by the band
$23.98 | live vinyl LP
$32.98 | hand dyed t-shirt
$27.98 | t-shirt
$13.98 | cassette

T-shirts and cassettes are limited editions only available as part of the stream! The splatter version of vinyl is only available as part of the signed bundle. Tie dye t-shirts are hand dyed and are each one of a kind.

When you make your purchase you’ll receive a link via email to watch the stream.
The chat window opens 15 minutes before the show, come by, test your viewing experience and say hello.
To watch from your TV or other device, check out this FAQ.
Can’t make the show time? No worries, the stream will be available to watch at any time you prefer until MAY 2 at midnight CT! And you can rewatch as many times as you like too.

Downloads will be delivered within 24 hours of the stream to your email.
All orders will be shipped from our warehouse in Austin, Texas.
Customers will receive a shipping notification and tracking number when items ship, sent to the email used for purchase.
T-shirts are scheduled to ship mid-May, Cassettes are scheduled to ship in mid-June. Vinyl pre-orders are expected to ship in August, hopefully sooner. Orders will be shipped when all items purchased are in stock. If you’d like to receive anything sooner, please make a separate order.

Our mission at Levitation is to be a platform where the art and music we love can thrive. Levitation Sessions are our way to support the bands and keep the music going. Just like a regular show, the majority of every dollar you spend goes to the artists we’re presenting. Thank you for supporting these artists!