Orc

by Oh Sees

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* some lyrics lifted from Coil AH, PARDON ME DO YOU HAVE A CIGARETTE FOR ME I THINK I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IT LIKE I'M TUNING IN ADDRESSING AN URGE DO YOU SATISFY ME ? WHAT'S IT LIKE? LAUGH AT THE RUBBLE WHAT'S IT LIKE? IT'S FREEZING IT'S COLD OUT ON THE BATTLEGROUND LASHING ME BLOOD SOAKED RAGS ARE THE CLOTHES UPON MY BACK I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IT LIKE? I'M LEANING IN INTO THE WHIP DOES IT SATISFY ME? WHAT'S IT LIKE ? CLOSE TO THE CANON WHAT'S IT LIKE? ATTACKING AND RETREATING ON THE BATTLEGROUND
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Nite Expo 02:57
NIGHT FLAKES SPEED FREAKS SQUEEZE INTO TIGHT PLACE FOR GOD’S SAKE GO AND TRY PROSTHESIS MASQUERADE THEY ALL COMPETE NIGHT TIME EXPOSITION JUMP UP, LAY DOWN ROLL AROUND BOILING MAKE YOUR HOME IN DIRT LET GO, OVER FLOW YOU WON'T NEED IT OBLIGATIONS HURT ALRIGHT PEEL BACK YOUR FACE AND MAKE HASTE FOR THE UNDERGROUND CRAWL SPACE FILL UP ON RUBBER SMOKE HOLD IT, THEN CHOKE LAY BACK AND LET GO
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OLD IS WARRIOR DRINK THE POISON I AM WARRIOR CRUSH YOUR HEAD IN WHO IS AT THE DOOR BLASTING LIFE AWAY? I AM WARRIOR FEAST ON FAMILY WHY IS WARRIOR SWINGING BLUDGEON? HOW DOES WARRIOR SWALLOW DYNASTY? AND WOE IS WARRIOR CRACKING ARMOR SWOLLEN BELLY UP ON DISMAL VISTA WHO IS THE WARRIOR?
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THIS PARADE OF CANDIED PEOPLE TURNS THE BEND IN CASTLE’S STEEPLE FLOOD THE TOWER WITH YOUR BODY FLING YOURSELVES FROM UPPER BELFRY LET'S WITNESS THE WHOLE OCCASION PILES OF BODIES FILL THE GARDEN SMASH THE HEDGE ROW WITH THEIR PLUMMET STOP WITH PANIC, UGLY BANQUET FLOATING IN THE VILE MOAT YEAH CRACK THEIR SKULLS UPON THE COBBLES RINGING HOME THEIR LEMMING’S MESSAGE FILL THE STREETS WITH AWFUL MESSES PLEASE HAND OVER KEYS TO CASTLE MAKE THE CHANGE WITHOUT THE HASSLE START A NEW CROP OF GOOD PEOPLE LOCK THE DOOR TO CASTLE’S STEEPLE
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Jettisoned 05:14
*some lyrics lifted from Masekela YOU CAN TOOL AROUND THE HORN NOW, MAYBE THE PEOPLE NEVER SAY HELLO WHO IS FOR INDIFFERENCE, HONEY? I'M NOT SURE THEY KNOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR NOSE BURIED DEEP YEAH PINCHED INSIDE A VICE WHO LIKES SUGAR IN THEIR COFFIN? THE UNDERGROUND IS TWICE AS NICE YEAH YOU CAN FOOL AROUND THE HORN NOW, BABY THE PEOPLE NEVER SAY HELLO WHO IS FOR INDIFFERENCE, HONEY? I'M NOT SURE THEY KNOW
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Cadaver Dog 04:50
ONE IS PURSUANT OF OTHER MEN'S THEMES ONE IS THE SLAVER OF SCENES ONE IS THE RUIN OF OTHER MEN’S DREAMS SO GRAB YOUR HEADS, AXE HAS APPEAL ONE IS THE MAKER OF ULCERS OF LIFE YOU DON'T ALWAYS YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED I HEAR A WHISTLE IT COMES FROM THE SKY SO RUN AND HIDE YOUR FAMILY WE’VE INTERCEPTED YOUR MESSAGE TO GOD THERE IS NO HELP ON THE WING YOUR REQUEST STICKS TO THE CEILING, A DREAM AND NOW IT'S DUST ON THE FLOOR SO ALL OF YOU YOUNG ONES YOU SNIFF THE DEBRIS AND CATLOG DISASTER AND GRIEF PUT IT ALL IN ATHENAEUM OF WOE PLEASE DON'T FOLLOW BUT LEAD
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Paranoise 04:28
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OPEN UP THE VAULT AND LET US BREATHE AIR IS THE ONLY THING I NEED I ASKED THE MAJOR “ SIR, HAVE WE FOOD?” “SOON , WE WILL FEED….” GAZING OUT THE WINDOW TO THE SEA UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE STIRRED THE BEAST FOAM WAS HIGH UP DANCING ON THE BREEZE SOON, WE WILL FEAST “OPEN UP THE MONSTER" , CROWD DEMANDS AND FROM THE BELLY, STEAMING, CAME A HAND “WE'RE EVER SO THANKFUL THAT YOU'RE BRAVE” BUT YOU'LL BE ON OUR TABLE, JUST THE SAME WE'VE LAUNCHED AN ATTACK WITH ONLY FOOD IN MIND THE BEAST DID LURCH BUT HE EVENTUALLY DIED FOAM WAS HIGH UP DANCING ON THE BREEZE SOON, WE WILL FEAST
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Raw Optics 06:22

about

The newly shorn Oh Sees waste no time in racing headlong into nightmarish battle with the mighty ORC, and wouldn’t ya know it, they’ve clawed even farther up the ghastly peak last year’s A Weird Exits stormed so satisfyingly. 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 from, ahem, Oh Sees. Fresh blood Paul Quattrone joins Dan Rincon to form a phalanx of interlocking double drums, alternately propelling and fleet footing shifting ground to pinion Dwyer’s cliff-face guitars to the boogie. Tim Hellman keeps it swinging like a battle-ax to the eyebrows. The tunes veer towards 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. Ew. More evil….more complex…more narcotic…more screech….more roar….more whisper…there’s even more Brigid. Less “Thee”, but more of everything else, it’s out on Castle Face Records


Available on physical formats here [^._.^]ノ彡
www.castlefacerecords.com/products/oh-sees-orc

credits

released August 25, 2017

John Dwyer : guitars, vocals, mellotron, synth,
flute, recorder, fife, hand percussion,
Wurlitzer C3, Wurlitzer electric piano & sampling

Tim Hellman : bass

Dan Rincon : drums right

Paul Quattrone : drums left

Brigid Dawson : vocals

Joe Cueto : viola, violin

engineered by Enrique Tena at Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, TX April 2017

produced and recorded by Eric Bauer, Ty Segall, Enrique Tena and John Dwyer

mixed by Eric Bauer, Enrique Tena and John Dwyer

mastered by JJ Golden

cover art by Robert Beatty

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Osees Los Angeles, California

Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment - from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond - to suit his omnivorous whims. ... more

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