Thee Oh Sees Dog Poison on LP + Download Card
Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, guitarist (and Castle Face fearless leader) John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. 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, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others.
He formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) 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, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.
Castle Face is pleased to reissue the beloved Dog Poison full-length record by the prolific Oh Sees, and boy, is this one a monster. The 2009 release from Captured Tracks came right after Warm Slime and threw many for a loop pedal with its folky yet fried vibe and freak flute fancies. Dog Poison was more layered and textural than previous Oh Sees releases while keeping all the typical John Dwyer punch, oomph and weirdness. Also includes a download for the first time.
Thee Oh Sees Dog Poison Track Listing:
1. The River Rushes (To Screw MD Over)
2. Fake Song
3. The Fizz
4. Sugar Boat
5. Head Of State
6. I Can't Pay You To Disappear
7. The Sun Goes All Around
8. Voice In The Mirror
9. Dead Energy
10. It's Nearly Over