Orc

by Oh Sees

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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


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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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Oh Sees 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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Track Name: The Static God
* 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
Track Name: Nite Expo
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
Track Name: Animated Violence
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?
Track Name: Keys To The Castle
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
Track Name: Jettisoned
*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
Track Name: Cadaver Dog
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
Track Name: Drowned Beast
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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