Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thee Oh Sees
I'm not sure why as they aren't so similar, but listening to Blimpy's post of Viva Voce below reminded me of a band that I really really like called Thee Oh Sees.
Led by the ultra-cool (and very prolific) John Dwyer. Dwyer was one half of "legendary" underground noise duo Pink and Brown (who, if truth be told never really cut it on record, but i'm sure were phenomenal live). After that he formed The Coachwhips, who fall easily into my list of Top 10 favourite bands ever. When the 'Whips broke up he formed a a solo project called OCS, which grew and developed over the course of several albums into the more complete band of Thee Oh Sees.
They can be hit and miss, but their last two records "The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In" and especially the latest one "Help" have finally delivered the pop hooks and songwriting that Dwyer always threatened to, but couldn't stop himself drowning out in noise or muddy production.
The Youtube vid is "Block of Ice" from the "The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In" LP and i'll add one more short song from "Help".