On Saturday, I got a text from a friend at the Outside Lands music festival which simply said:
“Thee Oh Sees — amazing live”.
Then, later that day, Henry Rollins proceeded to play their entire new album on his radio show. So I reached out and asked him, what’s so special about this band?
Here it is, straight from Henry:
“Thee Oh Sees are one of my happy place bands. I can listen to any one of their records and feel better. Their new album “Putrifier II” is a testament to just how damn good a songwriter John Dywer is.
Consistently, over John’s many incarnations, Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, OCS, etc., it’s always been a great, analog, guitar heavy experience I find quite to my liking.
Another good thing is–there’s a lot of it. John always seems to be making a new record. Quite the win-win situation. It is a very garage oriented, indie thing he does and it’s extremely unpretentious as it is well done
I became a fan of his many years ago when someone gave me a copy of a record he did with the Coachwhips called “Double Death”. Since then, I have been checking out every release and it’s all good as they say. “Putrifier II” is a great introduction to John and his music. You can start there and check out the rest with great recklessness.
Hear a sample below with “So Nice” and stream Henry’s Saturday show right here. The band will be playing the El Rey on September 9.