Today, Thee Oh Sees have announced their Live in San Francisco double LP, with a live version of “Web”. Recorded over three nights at San Francisco’s The Chapel and presented on a double gatefold LP, the record is composted of live video shot by Brian Lee Hughes, photographs and recording.
Finally, Oh Sees fans have something to take home with you when you lose your shoes and your girlfriend at the show. Put it on at home and pretend to wait in line for the bathroom and it’s like you’re really there. The thrash, the throb, the mob is all present and pushed to the front. Dual drummers synced in each ear, Tim Hellman rounding out the bottom and Castle Face’s own John Dwyer lasering young brains off and fomenting the crowd to a froth up front on guitar – it’s a great band, in a great room, with a great crowd and it’s cooked to perfection…take a little bit of it with you this time.
Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, guitarist (and Castle Face fearless leader) John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.
In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees , and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit (sometimes listed as Petey Dammit!) on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.
Perched in the belfry of The Chapel we caught thee mighty Oh Sees, alive and in their natural element, with our shutters aflutter and our tapes on a roll. After a short incubation period the beast has reached full maturity and it is hideous. Over three nights they pummeled, and we’ve culled some great photographs, a wicked recording, and even a little live video action that we’re very excited to share with you. Presented to you on two discs, in a handsome double gatefold LP, with live video shot by Brian Lee Hughes and his crew of merry gentlemen on an included DVD, we are happy to announce our first double LP of the “Live in San Francisco” series.
Thee Oh Sees
Live in San Francisco
Out July 1st, 2016 on Castle Face Records
1. I Come From The Mountain
2. The Dream
3. Tunnel Time
4. Tidal Wave
6. Man In A Suitcase
7. Toe Cutter Thumb Buste
8. Withered Hand
9. Sticky Hulk
10. Gelatinous Cube