Thee Oh Sees


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Release Date: Aug 17, 2018
Label: Castle Face Records

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November 14, 2018

Oh Sees Share “Enrique El Cobrador” Video On COS | Announce Brooklyn Shows With 8 Piece Band As OCS On 12/15 & 12/16

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October 22, 2018

OCS Announce 'Live In San Francisco' Double LP + Announce Brooklyn Show With 8 Piece Band | Live LP Out 11/2 Via Rock Is Hell

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September 27, 2018

Oh Sees Share "Abysmal Urn" Video On Exclaim! | Fall North American Tour Starts 10/2

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BIOGRAPHY

Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment - from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond - to suit his omnivorous whims. It’s common knowledge however, that at their shows, you’re there asking for a beating. 20 years going and the shows keep getting more and more intense, as many a soupy swarm can attest. The locked-in Rincon/Quattrone drum cops propel masses of strangers to froth and lean into each other as the insistent and repetitive underpinning tumbles nimbly from Tim Hellman’s bass. Meanwhile John ricochets breathy yips and snippets of synth and all manner of guitar heroics around your brain canyons while your reptile instincts yell “move”. Brain-stem body rock meets cerebral expanses, and their now du jour prolifically feeds a labyrinthine garden of well-hewn tunes.
Last year’s Orc was a muscular and darkly inventive turn for the group, stretching out further into space while simultaneously sharpening their heaviest inclinations to a rusty point. After a re-visitation of the softer side of the genesis of the group with “Memory of a Cut Off Head”, all signs point to another banger on the horizon as the group decamps this March back to the dusty pecan farm where Orc was spawned for another go-round.
Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment – from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond – to suit his omnivorous whims. It’s common knowledge however, that at their shows, you’re there asking for a beating. 20 years going and the shows keep getting more and more intense, as many a soupy swarm can attest. The locked-in Rincon/Quattrone drum cops propel masses of strangers to froth and lean into each other as the insistent and repetitive underpinning tumbles nimbly from Tim Hellman’s bass. Meanwhile John ricochets breathy yips and snippets of synth and all manner of guitar heroics around your brain canyons while your reptile instincts yell “move”. Brain-stem body rock meets cerebral expanses, and their now du jour prolifically feeds a labyrinthine garden of well-hewn tunes.
Last year’s Orc was a muscular and darkly inventive turn for the group, stretching out further into space while simultaneously sharpening their heaviest inclinations to a rusty point. After a re-visitation of the softer side of the genesis of the group with “Memory of a Cut Off Head”, all signs point to another banger on the horizon as the group decamps this March back to the dusty pecan farm where Orc was spawned for another go-round.
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Contact

Kip Kouri – kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Michael Lantz – michael@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

11/22 – Centro Convenciones Barranco – Lima, Peru
11/23 – Palermo Club – Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/24 – Blondie – Santiago, Chile
11/28 – Agulha Porto Alegre, Brazil
11/29 – Audio Sao Paulo, Brazil
12/1 – Picnick Mini-Fest Brasilla, Brazil
12/15 – Murmrr Theatre – Brooklyn, New York*
12/16 – Murmrr Theatre – Brooklyn, New York*
5/3-5/5 – Shaky Knees Fest – Atlanta, Georgia