(Photo Credit: Ray Flotat)
The Californian garage-psych band, Thee Oh Sees, has announced the release of their new album A Weird Exits.
Last year, they released Mutilator Defended At Last LP, and their newest album will be released August 12th via Castle Face records. Castle Face records is a label based in California, but that is not what makes this an interesting label. John Dwyer, front man of Thee Oh Sees, helps run the label with a few other men.
Mutilator Defeated At Last is the group’s ninth full-length album to be released. This number does not include the number of small releases that have been put out. Despite the short “transition period” that the band went through, they continue to release songs and albums like candy on Halloween.
This album is the first to reveal the bands new members. This album will feature drummers: Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon, bassist Tim Hellman, and front man John Dwyer. The previous members of the band were John Dwyer, guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson, vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit (occasionally listed at Petey Dammit!) on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.
The first single on the album is “Plastic Plant,” which plays over almost 6 minutes, and builds “to one raging climax after another while the rhythm section keeps things simmering even during the slow parts.”
The band officially announced the release of the album with a press release that includes the new album, the new single, and an upcoming tour in the US and Europe.
Info about the record via Castle Face:
Emerging from the distant light we have a new double LP from our own John Dwyer’s Thee Oh Sees. The first studio recordings to capture the muscular rhythm section of double drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon with ringer bassist Tim Hellman cracking spines, the groove and bludgeon we’ve come to expect from the live shows is captured seamlessly here – they go from zero to head-splitter from the get-go and on the rare occasions they do let up on the gas a bit, we’re treated to some locked-in hypnotizers, too. The guitar sounds more colossal and ethereal at the same time, riding roughshod over the vacuum sealed rhythm section, spiraling skywards, and diving into the emerald depths so quick your guts tingle. Synths, strings and smoke soaked things crawl behind the scenes to make an extra far-out party platter. Served on 45 rpm plates for most excellent listening quality. With amazing visuals and a side D etching by air-brush-van-art maestro Robert Beatty and packed in vape-proof goat skin. It’s a beast and it can be yours should you choose come August 12th…..come on now.
A Weird Exits:
01 Dead Man’s Gun
02 Ticklish Warrior
03 Jammed Entrance
04 Plastic Plant
05 Gelatinous Cube
06 Unwrap the Fiend Pt. 2
07 Crawl Out From the Fall Out
08 The Axis