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oh sees - orc limited edition vinyl

OH SEES - ORC VINYL (LTD. ED. YELLOW 2LP / STANDARD BLACK 2LP)

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VERSION 1: STANDARD BLACK 2LP VINYL

VERSION 2: LIMITED EDITION YELLOW 2LP VINYL RE-ISSUE

Release Date: 18th August 2017 / 20th November 2020

They may have dropped the "Thee" from their name but there is still no let-up from John Dwyer and co. as they release yet another record of mashed up garage/psych/prog-rock which is as good as any in their ever expanding back-catalogue. Newest member Paul Quattrone joins Dan Rincon to form an interlocking drum dynamism alongside Tim Hellman's heavy grooves all of which forms the foundations for Dwyer to give it hell with his face-melting guitar playing. They are Thee band that keeps on giving!

 

"The newly shorn Oh Sees waste no time in racing headlong into nightmarish battle with the mighty Orc, clawing even farther up the ghastly peak stormed so satisfyingly by last year’s A Weird Exits. The band is in tour-greased, anvil-on-a-balance beam, gut-pleasingly heavy form, nimbly braining—with equal dashes of abandon and menace—on this fresh batch of bruisers and brooders, hypnotically stirred into to the cauldron of chaos you’ve come to expect. Fresh blood Paul Quattrone joins Dan Rincon to form a phalanx of interlocking double drums, alternately propelling and fleet-footing shifting ground to pinion John Dwyer’s cliff-face guitars to the boogie. Tim Hellman keeps it swinging like a battle-axe to the eyebrows. The tunes veer toward the violence of their live shows, with a few tasty swerves into other lanes: heavy to lush, groovy to stately. Throughout, it remains sinister in its swaggering skulk, manic in its fuzz-fried fugues. They hit all the sweet spots the heads foggily remember, and there’s plenty to sweat over if you just hopped into the sauna. More evil…more complex…more narcotic…more screech… more blare…more whisper…there’s even more Brigid. Less “Thee,” but more of everything else."