Photo by Luis Amella / amdophoto

Crack the coffers, Osees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. You’ll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of “Memory of a Cut Off Head” alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas…the Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman.

Tour Dates

Date Details Venue City With Tickets
08/30/24
@ The Bellwether
Los Angeles, CA
w/ Zig Zags, WARBLOB
The Bellwether
Los Angeles, CA
Zig Zags, WARBLOB
08/31/24
@ The Chapel
San Francisco, California
w/ W/ Famous Mammals
San Francisco, California
W/ Famous Mammals
Sold Out
09/01/24
@ The Chapel
San Francisco, California
w/ W/ Bronze
San Francisco, California
W/ Bronze
Sold Out
09/02/24
@ The Chapel
San Francisco, California
w/ w/ Death Sentence: Panda!
San Francisco, California
w/ Death Sentence: Panda!
09/03/24
@ The Chapel
San Francisco, California
w/ Pachyman
San Francisco, California
Pachyman
09/05/24
@ Crystal Ballroom
Portland, Oregon
w/ w/ Famous Mammals
Portland, Oregon
w/ Famous Mammals
09/06/24
@ Neumos
Seattle, Washington
w/ w/ Famous Mammals
Seattle, Washington
w/ Famous Mammals
09/07/24
@ Neumos
Seattle, Washington
w/ w/ Timmy’s Organism
Seattle, Washington
w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/09/24
@ Treefort Music Hall
Boise, Idaho
w/ w/ Timmy’s Organism
Treefort Music Hall
Boise, Idaho
w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/10/24
@ Metro Music Hall
Salt Lake City, Utah
w/ w/ Timmy’s Organism
Salt Lake City, Utah
w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/11/24
@ Ogden Theatre
Denver
w/ w/ Timmy’s Organism
Ogden Theatre
Denver
w/ Timmy’s Organism
09/13/24
@ Sister Bar
Albuquerque, New Mexico
w/ w/ Amplified Heat
Albuquerque, New Mexico
w/ Amplified Heat
Sold Out
09/14/24
@ 191 Toole
Tucson, Arizona
w/ w/ Amplified Heat
Tucson, Arizona
w/ Amplified Heat
10/15/24
@ Shiprock Chapter House
Shiprock, New Mexico
w/ w/ Hataalii
Shiprock Chapter House
Shiprock, New Mexico
w/ Hataalii
10/16/24
@ The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, Colorado
w/ w/ Iguana Death Cult
The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs, Colorado
w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/18/24
@ Thalia Hall
Chicago, Illinois
w/ w/ Iguana Death Cult
Chicago, Illinois
w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/19/24
@ Thalia Hall
Chicago, Illinois
w/ w/ Iguana Death Cult
Chicago, Illinois
w/ Iguana Death Cult
10/20/24
@ Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, Ohio
w/ w/ Iguana Death Cult
Cleveland, Ohio
w/ Iguana Death Cult
Sold Out
10/21/24
@ Spirit Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
w/ w/ Iguana Death Cult
Spirit Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
w/ Iguana Death Cult
Sold Out
10/23/24
@ Royale
Boston, Massachusetts
w/ w/ Godcaster
Boston, Massachusetts
w/ Godcaster
10/24/24
@ Warsaw
Brooklyn, New York
w/ w/ Godcaster
Brooklyn, New York
w/ Godcaster
10/25/24
@ Warsaw
Brooklyn, New York
w/ w/ Upchuck
Brooklyn, New York
w/ Upchuck
10/26/24
@ Union Transfer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
w/ w/ Godcaster
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
w/ Godcaster
10/28/24
@ The Orange Peel
Asheville, North Carolina
w/ w/ Upchuck
The Orange Peel
Asheville, North Carolina
w/ Upchuck
10/29/24
@ Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, Georgia
w/ w/ Upchuck
Atlanta, Georgia
w/ Upchuck

News

OSEES – “Intercepted Message”
Stereogum

“Rich Homie Quan talked the talk, but John Dwyer walks the walk: The man will never stop going in. The prolific underground rock legend stayed busy with a zillion improvisational side projects during the pandemic, and it didn’t stop him from releasing a new album with main band OSEES last year. Now — on the release date of the new Live At Levitation — he’s already following up A Foul Form with Intercepted Message, another new OSEES LP”

SXSW adds 301 artists to 2023 lineup (The Zombies, OSEES, Be Your Own Pet, more)
Brooklyn Vegan

SXSW has announced 301 more artists for its 2023 edition which goes down March 13-18, 2023 in Austin. Additions include The Zombies, OSEES, Be Your Own Pet, Catbite, The Lemon Twigs, Warmduscher, Palehound, Party Dozen, We Are The Union, JER, Kill Lincoln, Cheekface, Enumclaw, Adwaith, Obongjayar, Aoife Nessa Frances, Thor & Friends, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Death Valley Girls, Dream Wife, Fake Fruit, Gay Meat, July Talk , Girl Scout, Jessica Winter, Patrick Holland, THICK, Bella White, Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country, Mariel Buckley, Pendant, Snooper, and more.

OSEES share “Scum Show” video & KEXP session, announce UK tour
Brooklyn Vegan

“OSEES have shared a video for “Scum Show” from this year’s very punk A Foul Form. Directed by Malo Sutra Fish on a Super 8 camera with hand processing and animation by l’Etna Collective Lab, the video is as raw and visceral as the song itself. You can watch that below.

The band have also shared the video of their recent KEXP session which has John Dwyer and crew blazing through tracks off the new album — watch that below as well”

Tour news: OSEES, Night Birds, Ty Segall, Bayside, more
Brooklynvegan

“John Dwyer and the rest of the OSEES are in Austin this weekend, playing all four nights of Levitation fest, and have holiday shows in NYC in December (Brooklyn Made on 12/16 & 12/17). After that they’ll head to Australia in February for six shows”

“Having already toured with Freedom Band earlier this year, Ty Segall will begin his solo acoustic tour on November 4 in Portland. The first part of the tour is with Emmett Kelly, while East Coast shows — including Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 15 — are with Charles Moothart. He’ll head to Australia and New Zealand in the new year”

OSEES playing more Brooklyn shows in December
Brooklynvegan

“OSEES were just in Brooklyn over the weekend for three shows, and they’ve now announced they’ll be back in December to play two nights at Brooklyn Made on 12/16 and 12/17. Psychic Graveyard open the 12/16 show and Tea Eater open the 12/17 show.

You can get tickets early for the Brooklyn Made shows with the BrooklynVegan presale that runs Wednesday, September 28 at 10 AM through Thursday (9/29) at 10 AM. If you miss out on our presale, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 30 at 10 AM”.

Osees, May 15, 2021, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Coloradist

‘Los Angeles garage psych punk purveyors Osees rolled in to Red Rocks Amphitheatre Saturday May 15th for a one-off show to one of the last pandemic-limited crowds of the early 2021 season. Threatening weather moved out of the area just in time, leaving clear skies and perfect temperatures for the sold out, pandemic-limited* crowd.’

Osees Announce Two New Albums, Share New Songs: Listen
Pitchfork

“…Osees (an iteration of Oh Sees) just released their new album Protean Threat on September 18, and they’ve already announced two more records that are coming soon. One is the Protean Threat remix album Panther Rotate, which is out December 11 via Castle Face…”

Oh Sees Announce North American Tour
Pitchfork

Oh Sees have announced a September tour of North America. The band, joined on the road by Mr. Elevator, will play 18 shows that month. The North American shows follow spring and summer stops in the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as a May 9 benefit show in Los Angeles to support Elizabeth House and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center.

Oh Sees map North American tour with Mr. Elevator
Brooklyn Vegan

The wildly prolific Oh Sees haven’t released an album since August (the jazzy Face Stabber) so they are probably due for an announcement sooner than later. In the meantime, they’ve announced a North American tour which will have them out with Mr. Elevator in September. Dates kick off with two nights in San Francisco and include stops Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Providence, NYC, Philadelphia, Carrboro, Atlanta, Austin and Albuquerque.

OH SEES ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Glide Magazine

Oh Sees have announced a run of fall North American tour dates. Throughout the month of September, the band will be performing in 18 dates across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the September tour, Oh Sees will be performing on a UK run of dates in May and a European tour this July. More information is available below and tickets go on sale this Friday, February 14th.

Oh Sees Dedicate “Captain Loosely” Video to Victims of the El Paso Massacre
Flood Magazine

As always, there’s a new Oh Sees record coming out soon—and, as always, we still have no idea what to expect even after a handful of tracks have been released. The first three singles on the massive double LP range from jazz fusion to garage punk, with the band helpfully describing the album as “SoundCloud hip-hop reversed, a far-flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf.”

Oh Sees – “Captain Loosely” Video
Stereogum

Next week, Oh Sees are releasing a new album, Face Stabber. The prolific band has shared a handful of tracks from it already, including “Henchlock,” “Poisoned Stones,” and “Heartworm,” and today they’re back with another one, “Captain Loosely,” a squelching instrumental that feels surprisingly meditative and spacey for the band.

Oh Sees dedicate new video to victims of El Paso shooting
Brooklyn Vegan

Oh Sees have made a video for “Captain Loosely” which is from their upcoming album, Face Stabber (which is out next week). The video was directed by Matt Yoka and shot on the U.S./Mexico border in Texas, and they’ve dedicated it to the victims of the August 3 El Paso mass shooting.

OH SEES: “We’re not out there to appease anyone”
Uncut

In the current issue of Uncut – in shops now or available to buy online by clicking here – we look back at Oh Sees’ fluid discography and chart their move from acoustic noise experimentation through garage rock and beyond, to the heavier and hairier directions of last year’s hard-grooving Smote Reverser.

“We have been around for 20-something years, so if we haven’t done something that somebody might like at some point…” laughs Oh Sees’ John Dwyer. “Fuck, yeah. We’ve got quite a bit. And there’s more to come, as far as I can tell.

Oh Sees Announce World Tour
Spin

Oh Sees have announced a sprawling 43-date world tour. The band will kick things off in early May in Atlanta before heading to the UK and Ireland for the remainder of that month. They’ll play a handful of dates across the rest of Europe until September, when they’ll return to the North America for shows in the US and Canada; Prettiest Eyes will join Oh Sees for select dates on this leg. The tour is set to close out in LA on Halloween night. Last summer, Oh Sees released Smote Reverser, which featured the excellent “Anthemic Aggressor.” Find the full list of tour dates below.

OH SEES ANNOUNCE MASSIVE WORLD TOUR
DIY Magazine

Fresh from a slew of shows out in Austin for this year’s SXSW, Oh Sees have announced a massive world tour that stretches across the rest of the year.

John Dwyer and co will begin the tour at Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta in early May, before heading to the UK and Ireland, taking in a host of European dates before returning to the States in the Autumn.

Oh Sees Announce 2019 Tour
http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/817-shake-appeals-best-of-summer-2015-list/

Oh Sees (formerly known as Thee Oh Sees) have announced a massive 43-date tour. The trek kicks off on May 3 in Atlanta and stops in various locations across the UK and Europe before returning Stateside at the end of September. The band will play shows in San Francisco, Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Austin, and more before wrapping up in Los Angeles on Halloween. Check out Oh Sees’ full itinerary below.

Oh Sees’ John Dwyer talks touring, ‘Smote Reverser,’ soup, snow & more in BV Q&A
Brooklyn Vegan

John Dwyer is never not busy. When he’s not touring non-stop or making records with Oh Sees (like this year’s awesome Smote Reverser), he’s got his solo project Damaged Bug, and the label he runs, Castle Face, that puts out a dozen or so records a year. He’s slowing things down just a bit this weekend when he brings his pastoral, folky OCS collaboration with onetime Oh See Brigid Dawson and a string section to Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre on Saturday (12/15).

SPIN Reviews New Oh Sees Single “Overthrown”
Spin

“First single “Overthrown” jams a dose of heavy metal skull-crushery into Oh Sees’ typically frenetic style, and the latest album’s cover art leans further into the theme with a painting of a dragon looming over a burning city. It looks like the cover of a fantasy novel, which coincidentally is artist Matt Stawicki’s main gig.”

Video: Oh Sees – “Nite Expo”
Spin Magazine

Of the video, frontman John Dwyer said in a statement: “Animation and role-playing games were a huge part of my youth, so I was really excited to work on this with Alex Theodoropulos and make a fun Halloween video that harkens back to the real simple times.

Oh Sees – “Nite Expo” Video
Stereogum

Thee Oh Sees, or Oh Sees, or OCS, or whatever John Dwyer is calling his band these days, have a new album coming out next month. But today, they’re looking back to this summer’s LP Orc with a colorful animated video for “Nite Expo” from director Alex Theodoropulos.

Henry Rollins interviews John Dwyer in Esquire
Esquire

“…I’ve done my best to keep up with the man’s output, but he doesn’t make it easy: his releases just don’t let up. I have a great deal of admiration for not only John’s music but for the intensity with which he pursues it. In that way, he is a true artist, one who’s never taken the easy route.”

Pitchfork gives Oh Sees new album, “Orc” a 7.4
Pitchfork TV

“Throughout the record, he sounds as eager to mess around with his singing as the music: the glorious, steamrolling sludge of “Animated Violence” is the closest Oh Sees have ever gotten to metal, with Dwyer dropping comically Gene Simmons-esque growls in between gleaming Thin Lizzy arpeggios.”

Paste Magazine loves Oh Sees new album, “Orc”
Paste Magazine

“..the record is an absolutely evil stunner from front to back, top to bottom, head to toes and everywhere in between, and whips up the same kind of radiant, strange awe that the band’s overdriven catalog has so generously perpetrated album after wicked album.”

Post Trash reviews Oh Sees new album “Orc”
Post Trash

“…as evinced by the reduction-of-band-name and its terse title, Orc aims to cut the fat off last years’ trial runs and introduce the new Oh Sees thesis as yet another Phlegethon of shrieking Gibsons and yelping Dwyers now aiming to fill observatories rather than dive bars.”

Thee Oh Sees Announce North American Tour
Pitchfork

Thee Oh Sees have announced a tour. They’ll hit the road later this month at Norman Music Festival in Oklahoma and tour Europe through the summer, before wrapping up with a series of North American dates in September.

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