I've always been a big fan of these weird dudes, though most of their albums only had a few really good songs. That is not the case with this new one they've gone all out surf-psych like Woods, and are doing it very well.
Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II  Album
In The Red Records / ITR 235 / CD
MP3 / V0 (VBR)
The whole album is one very cohesive and transcendent trip. This Thursday is for stoners... rejoice Buy it for the hliarious and disturbing art. PS: it's the length of an LP but they decided to put EP in the title so I guess I'm adding the tag.. crazy bastards
I know. That’s a long ways away. But don’t trip. They’ll be playing The Woodsist Festival in Big Sur on August 5 and Outside Lands on August 10.
As fans of Thee Oh Sees know, the band has many speeds. Some tunes are positively frenetic and cacophonous. Others are experiments in moody noise, and some are straight-up psych-garage-pop-bop. Judging from the two “rough” cuts currently streaming on their website, Putrifiers II may bring all the Sees’ many shades into play. “So Nice” finds the group grooving over eastern sounding, droning string arrangements coupled with stripped down boom-bap tom-tom and snareless-snare beat, while “Lupine Dominus,” is all driving bass, up-tempo drumming and a beautiful tangle of whistling organ.
01. Wax Face
02. Hang A Picture
03. So Nice
04. Cloud #1
05. Flood's New Light
06. Putrifiers II
07. Will We Be Scared?
08. Lupine Dominus
09. Goodnight Baby
10. Wicked Park