The hardest working man in rockbizz…
18 September 2020
Band: OSEES – one of the many monikers
for John Dwyer’s fanatic eruptions
Album: Protean Threat
Released: 18 September 2020
Info: WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS REALITY / 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 / GENEROSITY IS YOUR AEGIS AGAINST GREED / PSYCHIC CANNIBALS INFILTRATE AND CONTAMINATE ONCE FAMILIAR AND SEEMINGLY SECURE TERRITORIES EMPATHY IS YOUR ARMOR TO DEFLECT APATHY / LOVE IS YOUR CLUB TO ABATE HATE / THE FOG IS LIFTING AND HUMANS ARE OPENING THEIR EYES / THIS RECORDING IS AT THE APOGEE OF SCUZZ / PUNK ANTHEM AMULETS FOR YOUR EARS AND HEART / A BATTERY FOR YOUR CORE / BE STRONG / BE HUMAN / BE LOVE – Castle Face Records
Louder Than War says: “Album 23 for California psych-garage mastermind John Dwyer sees his band twisting evermore, dropping all articles and coming back together as Osees… It’s a perfect distillation of the trajectory that Dwyer and his cohorts have taken over the course of their so-far 23 album run. It sounds nothing like they have ever done, yet, at the same time, like something that only they could do. It’s those oxymoronical twists and turns that make Osees a delight to hear from every time as they power through their blend of scuzzy garage psych-punk and throw everything possible at you, just to keep you on your toes.” Full review here.
John Dwyer: “I don’t know what hard times is but you can’t take yourself too seriously
I suppose, we certainly don’t. The world is serious enough to be in the depths all the time,
so it’s good to have a sense of humor. The other option seems to be misery.”
Key tracks: All
Here comes the
kamikaze garage fury…
(Still from Walrus TV Interview)
New sonic impulses…
JOHN DWYER, the man who breathes, eats, drinks and dreams
music will test our speakers with new album Protean Threat in
September. I have no idea whatsoever how many records he made
the past 10 years and how many monikers he used. I’m sure he
doesn’t know either.
After lead single Dreary Nonsense and If I Had Way he unleashed
a third stunner, simply titled SCRAMBLE SUIT II. I wonder who’s singing
but it’s definitely not Dwyer as he’s to busy producing dynamite riffs.
New sonic impulses…
JOHN DWYER is one of the hardest working men in rock, 365 days a year,
24 hours a day. He’s a hyper-productive chameleon. I have no clue how many
albums he made in the past ten years. Nothing can stop the tireless centipede.
A new album with OSEES, titled Protean Threat is planned to be out in September.
More details here. After lead single ‘Dreary Nonsense‘ we get another taster. Dwyer
says about the new cut: “Looking at all the extraordinary death in the world now you
have to wonder, have you lived your best life? It’s never too late to start.”
IF I HAD MY WAY sounds like if Dwyer joined forces with equally hard-working
label mates King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard for a buzzing 60s prog rock stroke.
Rumbling, rambling and rattling.
‘I’m a bit high, I’m a bit low’
Here’s the previous, first single…
New sonic impulses…
Oh Sees, O C S, Thee Oh Sees, Coachwips, Pink And Brown, The Oh Sees, Osees Damaged Bug . The projects by hyperkinetic punk, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, visual artist and record label owner JOHN DWYER seem endless. He’s a hyper-productive chameleon. And I have no clue how many albums he made in the past ten years. Nothing can stop the inflammable centipede.
Anyway this time he picked OH SEES as moniker. An album called Protean Threat is planned for September. Lead-single DREARY NONSENSE is a buzzing missile. A 1.34 minute injection of adrenalin.
Oh hear here…
OH SEES: Facebook
Brand new sonic impulses…
Californian thrashy noise junk JOHN DWYER and his chainsaw band OH SEES will unleash new (double) album FACE STABBER on 16 August via Castle Face Records. After sharing the far-out 21-minute escapade Henchlock and the freakishly funky Poisoned Stones here’s another smack from the upcoming LP.
‘HEARTWORM’ is an exploding molotov cocktail. A red-hot-blooded eruption. This song’s line says it all… “The world’s so fucked up/ We’ve got worms swimming in our guts.” Hell, oh, hell! Release the bats…
(photo on top: FB Thee Oh Sees)
Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…
Now you see him, now you don’t. Now you hear him, now you don’t. The multi-faced centipede rocker JOHN DWYER has so many projects/bands/gangs that I suspect him
of releasing music we aren’t even aware of him being involved. Whatever. OH SEES is
one crushing hit team we do know. And they just released a new monstrous single. It sounds like death garage metal. Apocalyptic! Doomed! Sinister! Insane! Mind-smacking! Press the button and get totally OVERTHROWN…
OH SEES will release new album SMOTE REVERSER in a couple of months.
The artwork accompanying OVERTHROWN looks like DOOMSDAY IS COMING!