Oh Sees, previously known as Thee Oh Sees and now simply Osees, have announced a new album called Protean Threat. It arrives September 18 via Castle Face. John Dwyer’s prolific garage rock band also shared the album’s lead single, ‘Dreary Nonsense’. Check it out below, and scroll for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
The announcement for the 13-track LP included a long statement in all caps calling to “witness the ever-changing, ever-mutating threat that is reality” and “look into the mirror of the planet-killers”. Read the full statement below (via Under the Radar).
Osees are also planning to head on a European tour this November. Check out the full dates below and find tickets here.
The band have released three albums in the last three years: 2017’s Orc, 2018’s Smote Reverser, and last year’s Face Stabber. Earlier this year, Dwyer put out an album with his experimental acid-folk solo project Damaged Bugg, called Bug on Yonkers. He also recently announced the formation of a new “improvised jazz fusion” supergroup called Bent Arcana, whose self-titled debut is out August 21st.
Protean Threat Artwork:
Protean Threat Tracklist:
1. Scramble Suit II
2. Dreary Nonsense
3. Upbeat Ritual
4. Red Study
5. Terminal Jape
6. Wing Run
7. Said The Shovel
9. If I Had My Way
11. Gong of Catastrophe
12. Canopnr ’74
13. Persuaders Up!
OSees 2020 Tour Dates:
11/05 -Bristol, UK at SWX
11/06 – Birmingham, UK at The Crossing
11/07 – Glasgow, UK at SWG3
11/08 – Dublin, IR at Button Factory
11/09 – Dublin, IR at Button Factory
11/11 – Manchester, UK at Albert Hall
11/13 – Brighton, UK at Chalk
11/15 – Cambridge, UK at Junction
11/16 – London, UK at Electric Ballroom
11/17 – London, UK at Electric Ballroom
11/18 – Paris, FR at Cabaret Sauvage
11/19 – Bordeaux, FR at Rock School Barbey
11/20 – Biarritz, FR at Atabal
11/22 – Nîmes, FR at Paloma
11/23 – Lyon, FR at Transbordeur
11/25 – Dusseldorf, DE at Zakk
11/26 – Berlin, DE at Festsaal Kreuzberg
WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS
PERCEPTION IS UNDER DURESS
SENSIBILITY IS BENDING EVERYDAY UNDER THE BARRAGE OF NONSENSE
WE MUST MAKE NOTE OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE HAVE BECOME
LOOK INTO THE MIRROR OF THE PLANET-KILLERS
PSYCHIC CANNIBALS INFILTRATE AND CONTAMINATE ONCE FAMILIAR AND SEEMINGLY SECURE TERRITORIES
FORMIDABLE FOES INDEED
WHAT POWERS THESE BEASTS?
WHAT FUELS DISCORD AND HATRED?
THE BEHEMOTH OF A “CIVIL” SOCIETY?
WHAT ARE THE WEAPONS AT OUR DISPOSAL?
GENEROSITY IS YOUR AEGIS AGAINST GREED
EMPATHY IS YOUR ARMOR TO DEFLECT APATHY
LOVE IS YOUR CLUB TO ABATE HATE
THE FOG IS LIFTING AND HUMANS ARE OPENING THEIR EYES
AND SO WE OFFER THIS FIELD RECORDING FROM THE PITS
AS A QUICK BOOSTER BETWEEN PROTEIN PILLS AND RECYCLED SWEAT BEVERAGE
ANTHEMS TO ASSIST YOU
TO NOT WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR OF VIOLENCE AND GREED
TO NOT OFFER YOURSELVES UP FOR FREE
TO STAND UP AND BE VIGILANT
TRUTH WILL NOT BE FOUND IN THE SPEECHES AND PHOTO OPS OF YOUR OVERLORDS
STAND STRONG AND TOGETHER UNDER THE GAZE OF YOUR OPPRESSORS
STAND VIGILANT, UNITED WITH THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGE AS YOU.
DEMAND RESPECT AND A PEACEFUL LIFE FOR ALL
THIS RECORDING IS AT THE APOGEE OF SCUZZ
PUNK ANTHEM AMULETS FOR YOUR EARS AND HEART
A BATTERY FOR YOUR CORE