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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Sleater-Kinney, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Rodney Crowell, The Hold Steady and Oh Sees.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Death Cab for Cutie, Animal Collective, Cory Wong, Fruition, Circles Around the Sun and Oh Sees.
Listen to a song from the band’s upcoming album and another from a charitable compilation LP.
Aaron “Neddy” Stein looks back at 10 under-the-radar gems he profiled in Weekly RecommNeds columns over the first six months of 2014.
Aaron Stein shares descriptions and listening links to two albums he’s been digging of late.
About Oh Sees
John Dwyer (of Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, OCS, Landed, Yikes, Burmese, The Hospitals, Sword & Sandals, Superpit, The Drums, The Trawgs, Zeigenbock Kopf and Dig That Body Up It’s Alive!) is in Thee Oh Sees and he seems to be making this band the most serious project. He’s done everything from noise to death metal to punk and now Thee Oh Sees.
Thee Oh Sees are no doubt the lightest of his excursions, but in contrast to the rest of his resume one could surmise that there are significant reasons for the change.
Thee Oh Sees have a lo-fi electric-acoustic sound that’s usually soaked in reverb, making it as if you can hear and see the exact room they recorded in. It creates a very distinct mood that seems to fit their style, lyrics, and melodies.
What most people focus on is that Mr. Dwyer is in the band. While it’s certainly a notable quality, the recent band members bring so much more to the table. The earliest recordings are Dwyer’s solo recordings, mostly single instrument/vocal ditties that you can hear him working out. They’re an intimate portrait of John, but without the recent material, the portrait would simply be incomplete.
Thee Oh Sees don’t subscribe to any one style.
With the addition of Brigid Dawson, Petey Dammit, and a rotating cast of drummers, the sound has grown into the landscape that one man couldn’t create alone. Brigid’s soprano voice brings an almost hauntingly sensitive aspect to the lyrics and melodies, while Petey and [insert current drummer] complete the frame in its entirety. Their energetic, sweat-laden shows coupled with their prolific recording schedule has garnered them a growing, dedicated fan base.
The catalog that this band has put together is growing and growing, albeit under several different monikers, and several different labels.
The Del McCoury Band welcomed guitarist Billy Strings for a pair of songs on Friday at the Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival in Hamilton, Ohio.
Aaron Schafer of the Osiris Podcast network’s ‘No Simple Road’ profiles fellow Osiris podcast, ‘Daddy Scripted Podcast.’
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie started plotting dates for his “20/20 Tour Featuring Alice’s Restaurant” in early-2020.
The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival returns in March 2020 after a one-year hiatus.
Joe Russo’s 200th Joe Russo’s Almost Dead concert on Saturday at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto featured a pair of debuts, special guest Stuart Bogie on the whole show as well as a full horn section on the finale.