A Weird Exits (LP)


Thee Oh Sees

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Amoeba Review

12/19/2016

Garage bands that have been writing and recording for twenty years shouldn’t sound as fresh, inventive, and exciting as Thee Oh Sees do, but they beat the odds with A Weird Exits. It’s heavy, hooky, and somehow feels epic in only seven songs. - Kyle, Hollywood


08/10/2016

John Dwyer's 17th studio album as Thee Oh Sees, with its constantly revolving lineup, shows he may never lose an iota of steam. His dizzyingly manic, loud psych rock has grabbed ahold of everyone sick of precious, over-produced music that feels like a joke to be labeled "rock." Never ceasing to tour, he turns each venue into a sweat lodge as he hikes up the volume to ear-ripping degrees, funneling his guitar through a dozen peddles and sending it straight into Syd Barrett laced space. He fully abandoned the pleasant, high energy fueled inertia of San Francisco's garage scene and uses his new band made of members of Los Angeles to create sun-drenched tunes that warp minds and get your body moving. Opener "Dead Man's Gun" starts off as joyous, minimal power pop that explodes with the nosiest, fuzziest guitar solo that jolts you. It actually makes the music psychedelic and harsh, not just "psych" as a lazy adjective. An odd jam track like "Jammed Entrance" captures the hallucinogenic side of their music with atonal modular synth noodling bouncing off some of the funkiest breakbeats of the 21st century. This is the happy medium where atonal musique concrete gets warped through dance music of yesteryear. "Plastic Plant" channels the vibe off ancient Can and Neu! records with an unwavering riff that repeats ad infinitum. Its hypnotic melody easily sucks you in and makes you listen again. For a band that does an album a year, Thee Oh Sees kill it every time with demented ideas and schizophrenic energy. Not an album for the weak.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Dead Man's Gun
Thee Oh Sees 03:28
2.
Ticklish Warrior
Thee Oh Sees 03:06
3.
Jammed Entrance
Thee Oh Sees 05:21


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Plastic Plant
Thee Oh Sees 05:39
2.
Gelatinous Cube
Thee Oh Sees 03:27
3.
Unwrap The Fiend, Pt. 2
Thee Oh Sees 04:27


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Crawl Out From The Fall Out
Thee Oh Sees 07:50
2.
The Axis
Thee Oh Sees 06:11

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