Earlier this year, there was a scare that Thee Oh Sees might break up. But then they released a song off their up-coming album. Good news, they’re still at it and innovating their sound as always. I’m excited for Drop to drop. Their most recent release is an animated video for “The Lens.”
The gorgeous paper cuts animated video is exactly the pairing to this almost minstrel tune. Parts of it remind me of The Beatles and parts of it remind me of a dark, melancholy and more mysterious psychedelic band that is dabbling in some technicolor escapade that a lone astronaut might experience while on a peyote driven space vision quest. The visuals of this video are hot and really strange.
Well you can all breath a sigh of relief. Pioneer garage psych rock band Thee Oh Sees are back and will be releasing a new LP this Spring. A few months back they announced a hiatus. In the music world that can mean what it is or that can mean, we’re breaking up. It was instigated by Thee Oh Sees front man, John Dwyer, but thankfully this amazing band is going nowhere but back to enjoying life and making amazing music.
Their new LP will hit April 29 on Castle Face Records. This album promises to be amazing and will feature cameos by several Castle Face musicians. Anyway, this is great for all of you out there, who like me, are fans of everything Thee Oh Sees are and have done for music history.
The album Drop is not streaming yet but a teaser has been released called, “Penetrating Eye.” This album will have fuzzed out jams and heavy cuts as this band carves out their unique and unwaveringly adaptive style. Somewhere between paranoid and chaotic with a dash of pensive is what to expect.
Dig this absurdly hot jam and thank the music gods Thee Oh Sees hiatus was short lived.