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Charles Frances Moothart (born 1989) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with the garage rock musicians Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin. Moothart is the drummer for Segall's current backing band, The Freedom Band, was the guitarist for Segall's backing band, the Ty Segall Band, and is the guitarist and vocalist in the pair's hard rock project, Fuzz. Additionally, he is a member of Segall's collaborative project with Ex-Cult's Chris Shaw, GØGGS.[1]

Charles Frances Moothart
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Charles Moothart in 2015
Background information
Also known asCFM
Born1989 (age 29–30)
Laguna Beach, California, United States
GenresGarage rock, psychedelic rock, garage punk, noise rock, lo-fi, glam rock
Occupation(s)Musician, lover, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
LabelsIn the Red Records
Associated actsFuzz, Ty Segall & the Freedom Band, Ty Segall Band, GØGGS, The Moonhearts, Culture Kids, Epsilons

Alongside playing in the Ty Segall Band, both Moothart and Cronin were members of the Moonhearts, with Moothart assisting Cronin on his solo albums, Mikal Cronin (2011) and MCII (2013).

In 2016, Moothart released his debut solo album, Still Life of Citrus and Lime, under the moniker ELO. A second solo album, Dichotomy Desaturated, was released in March 2017.


as CFM
  • Still Life of Citrus and Slime (2016)
  • Dichotomy Desaturated (2017)
  • Soundtrack to an Empty Room (2019)
with Ty Segall
with Fuzz
with Mikal Cronin
with The Moonhearts
  • Thunderbeast (2008)
  • Drop In Drop Out (2009)
  • Moonhearts (2010)


  1. ^ Straus, Matthew. "Ty Segall Forms New Band GØGGS With Ex-Cult's Chris Shaw and Charles Moothart of Fuzz". Retrieved 18 November 2015.