Say hello to another awesome stoner prog-rock band from San Fran, CA, USA, and God do they do it well! For those who know already the band that is fronted by John Dwyer, their latest album is somewhat heavier and darker than previous efforts, and the ending track Minotaur is a stellar example of the almost grungy progression the band has made.
This album is absolutely packed full of monumental riffs, great melodies and shredding guitar solos and that’s before we even get onto the grade-a percussion work particularly showcased in Sweet Helicopter – needless to say the more than weird lyrics definitely take a back seat in this album, and it is all about the band jamming.
Thee Oh Sees are known for their energetic live performances, and that is exactly what you get with this album; It’s a bit like a tin of Ronseal – the energy is so present it almost feels like your speakers are going to burst open and the band are just going to pop out in front of you, close your eyes and you are at a live gig, it’s just fantastic.
By the way, if you’re having trouble remembering where you may have heard them before, their 2009 song Tidal Wave features on season 4 of Breaking Bad, pretty sweet eh?