Thee Oh Sees new companion album An Odd Entrances is up now for streaming. It’s a much more mellow and psychedelic affair than A Weird Exits which is what we came to expect from the songs released up to this premiere. It’s a crazy record to listen to in headphones with the double drummers, swimming synths and multitude of other crazy effects and sounds. I love the experimental side of John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees. Mixing in more experimental and slower grooves to recent albums have made the entirety of the new records much stronger. You can tell that John Dwyer isn’t one for sitting around meddling with the same old stuff. He’s constantly pushing himself to expand and evolve his sound. It’s incredible Thee Oh Sees are able to put out such incredible stuff at such a rapid pace.
An Odd Entrances is out November 18th on Castle Face Records.
Listen to An Odd Entrances…
More about the album via the press release…
From the same misty mountain top tape spool as their August album A Weird Exits, Thee Oh Sees bring us the companion LP titled An Odd Entrances, out this Friday November 18th release on Castle Face Records. NPR First Listen is streaming the album in its entirety starting today for the next week! Don’t miss out.
Delving more towards the contemplative side than the face-skinning aspects of A Weird Exits, An Odd Entrances is a cosmic exercise “en plein air” with Dwyer and company double drum shuffling, lounging with cellos, following a flute around the groove, and spooling a few Grimm-dark lullabies along the way.
Lurking in the grass are a snake or two, like the celestial facing instrumental buzz of “Unwrap The Fiend Pt. 1″… but for the most part this is a relatively hushed affair, a morning rather than evening listen perhaps. Those that are quick on the uptake will find a flexi with a bonus song on it in the colored vinyl, too. The band plans on donating half of their profits from the first pressing to Elizabeth House, a local charity in Pasadena that helps homeless women with children from the San Gabriel Valley get back on their feet.
Photo by Kirk Chantraine