Thee Oh Sees
Genre: GarageThee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer's ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic musical journey. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late '90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Dig That Body Up Its Alive, Swords & Sandals among others, and he formed OCS initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio. In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names; Oh Sees, The OhSees, and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals organ and tambourine, Petey Dammit on bass, and Mike Shoun on drums. Sounding a bit like the Mamas & the Papas run through a seriously bent garage blender. The band’s first release 34 Reasons Why Life Goes On Without You / 18 Reasons To Love Your Hater To Death [aka 1] was on Tumult with 2, 3 Songs about Death and Dying / 4 - Get Stoved and The Cool Death of Island Raiders [aka 5] on Narnack Records (as OCS). Sucks Blood was released on their own label Castleface Records in 2007 and In 2008 the band released The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In on the German label Tomlab. In 2009 Thee Oh Sees began a relationship with In The Red Records who released Help, Warm Slime as well as a re-release of The Master’s Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night in. Various other releases on multiple labels, including Captured Tracks, Sub Pop, Castleface, Shattered, Stankhouse, Woodsist to name but a few were put out between 2004 and 2010 with more on the horizon set for 2011along with a busy International touring schedule.