John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees just released an amazing new song called ‘Fortress’, which will appear on a new 7” that comes out February 12th. ‘Fortress’ was recorded during the Mutilator Defeated at Last sessions, which is one of our favorite albums of 2015.
Thee Oh Sees are also putting on a few benefit concerts to help the homeless community. Proceeds from the two shows in LA at the Teragram Ballroom will go to L.A. Kitchen. John Dwyer had this to say about the benefit…
We used to do these kinds of events in San Francisco every year, homelessness is really pretty extreme there. But here in Los Angeles, it seems more dire still. This is the first city where I’ve seen homeless children on the street. It’s pretty rough out there and every day the divide seems to grow between money and people without. So, any way we can help out seems like a good thing and everybody involved in the event just sort pulled it all together.
Listen to ‘Fortress’…
More about Thee Oh Sees via wikipedia.com…
Thee Oh Sees is an American garage rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1997. The band currently consists of primary songwriter and core member John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Tim Hellman (bass) and drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. Thee Oh Sees sound incorporates a wide range of rock genres, including 1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock, punk rock, noise rock, art punk, and 1980s post-punk.
Initially an outlet for Dwyer (Coachwhips, Pink and Brown and The Hospitals) to release experimental home recordings, Thee Oh Sees evolved into a full band, featuring Brigid Dawson (vocals, keyboard), Petey Dammit! (bass, guitar), Mike Shoun (drums), and Lars Finberg (drums, guitar). Over the course of several releases and genre transitions, the band became noted for their prolific discography, energetic live shows, and whimsical visual aesthetic. The band has changed its lineup and name several times, having previously being known as Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, The Ohsees and The Oh Sees.
In late 2013, it was announced that the band would be entering a hiatus. A new studio album, however, entitled Drop, was released in 2014, and the Thee Oh Sees subsequently toured as a three-piece, with Sic Alps bassist Tim Hellman and White Fence drummer Nick Murray replacing Dawson, Dammit!, and Shoun. In 2015, Dawson returned to the band, in a studio capacity, for its next studio album, Mutilator Defeated At Last. Following its release, Dwyer and Hellman began touring with two drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon, replacing Murray.
Upcoming Tour Dates…
12-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom (L.A. Kitchen benefit)
12-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom (L.A. Kitchen benefit)
01-08 Brisbane, Australia – Crow Bar
01-09 Gold Coast, Australia – Shark Bar
01-10 Byron Bay, Australia – The Northern
01-13 Newcastle, Australia – The Small Ballroom
01-15 Sydney, Australia – Newtown Social Club
01-16 Wollongong, Australia – Wollongong Uni Bar
01-19 Geelong, Australia – Barwon Club
01-20 Melbourne, Australia – Howler
01-23 Fremantle, Australia – Mojo’s Bar
Photo found at soundcontest.com