Oh Sees shared the video for their track “Overthrown“. They also recently shared the video for “Anthemic Aggressor“. The band has announced a fall North American tour starting 10/2 in San Francisco and will also play three NYC shows. Tour dates are below. Oh Sees new LP ‘Smote Reverser‘ is out now on Castle Face Records.
TOUR DATES: TUE 10/2/2018 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California WED 10/3/2018 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California FRI 10/5/2018 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon SAT 10/6/2018 Neumos Seattle, Washington SUN 10/7/2018 Neumos Seattle, Washington MON 10/8/2018 Stage 112 Missoula, Montana THU 10/11/2018 First Avenue & 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota FRI 10/12/2018 Thalia Hall Chicago, Illinois Timmy’s Organism SAT 10/13/2018 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio Timmy’s Organism SUN 10/14/2018 Danforth Theater Toronto, ON MON 10/15/2018 Le National Montreal, Quebec WED 10/17/2018 Warsaw Brooklyn, New York Timmy’s Organism THU 10/18/2018 Warsaw Brooklyn, New York Landed FRI 10/19/2018 Warsaw Brooklyn, New York Landed SAT 10/20/2018 Union Transfer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania SUN 10/21/2018 Broadberry Richmond, Virginia Escape-ism MON 10/22/2018 Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina Escape-ism TUE 10/23/2018 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia Escape-ism THU 10/25/2018 One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana SUN 10/28/2018 Lowbrow Palace El Paso, Texas MON 10/29/2018 Sister Bar Albuquerque, New Mexico TUE 10/30/2018 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, Arizona
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.
Smote Reverser – Tracklisting
1. Sentient Oona 2. Enrique El Cobrador 3. C 4. Overthrown 5. Last Peace 6. Moon Bog 7. Anthemic Aggressor 8. Abysmal Urn 9. Nail House Needle Boys 10. Flies Bump Against The Glass 11. Beat Quest