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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.
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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 latest installment of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features Kelsey Waldon talking “Musical Mentors” and Ben Morrison sitting for a “Quit My Day Job” segment after “The Rundown” of recent news stories.
The Wood Brothers shared “Cry Over Nothing,” a track featured on their forthcoming studio album ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.
Amanda Shires confirmed an extensive tour to start 2020 that includes support from L.A. Edwards.
The first installment of ‘After Midnight,’ a five-episode episode original narrative podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress Millennium Eve festival in Florida’s Everglades has arrived.