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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.
David Crosby discusses his relationships with Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills as part of his conversation with Steve Silberman featured on the latest episode of Osiris’ ‘Freak Flag Flying’ podcast.
Bassist Oteil Burbridge revealed the lineups and dates for an upcoming Oteil & Friends tour.
Rage Against The Machine headlines the Firefly Music Festival 2020 lineup.
Rage Against The Machine and others have joined the Boston Calling 2020 lineup.
Widespread Panic closed out Panic En La Playa Nueve on Monday night with help from Ivan Neville, Nicki Bluhm and other guests.