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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.
Comedy trio The Lonely Island will embark on their first tour this June.
Legendary rockers Little Feat confirmed the second leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour.
Longtime Derek Trucks Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge has died at age 57.
The initial 2019 LOCKN’ Festival lineup has been revealed and features Trey Anastasio Band with guest Derek Trucks, Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Trey Anastasio and more.
Legendary rockers Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band are approaching the end of their farewell tour.