Thee Oh Sees have dropped the “Thee.” They are just the “Oh Sees” now. Why? Nobody knows. But basically whatever frontman John Dwyer wants to do, he does. And that’s how it’s been since the beginning of the band, which first started back in Rhode Island as a very DIY-style project that was instrumental, lo-fi, super indie, before Dwyer moved to California and shook up that initial sound, dragging it into more garage-rock territory.
Oh Sees are known for their swift album releases (as in one album a year pretty much), and they’re also known for their insane live shows, because duh that’s what their fans expect from this band and their fearless sound. Get sweaty, rush the stage, throw water around, scream if you want, and watch Dwyer get twisted on stage, as he plays his guitar so hard–that’s kind of the formula. And although Oh Sees have dealt with several lineup changes (and a brief hiatus a few years back), the core of the band remains the same.
A new album by Oh Sees will be released later this summer called Orc on Castle Records, just in time for their show at Warsaw. Catch a sneak peak by listening to their single “The Static God.”