Thee Oh Sees Emerge as Osees for New Album 'Proteen Threat'
Hear the record's newly shared "Dreary Nonsense"
Published Jul 28, 2020Once again, John Dwyer is back with a new Oh Sees album and yet another new name for his ever-morphing garage-rock group. Going under the name Osees, the band will release their latest long-player Proteen Threat on September 18 via Castle Face Records.
The album comes alongside the newly shared album track "Dreary Nonsense," as well as an all-caps statement giving us some insight into what this record has in store.
You will find both below.
The news of Proteen Threat comes in the wake of the announcement of Bent Arcana, a supergroup featuring Dwyer joining forces with TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone (synthesizer), drummer/percussionist/vocalist Ryan Sawyer, bassist Peter Kerlin, saxophonists Joce Soubiran and Brad Caulkins, keyboardist Tom Dolas, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez, violinist Laena "Geronimo" Myers-Ionita, and percussionist Andres Renteria. Their self-titled debut arrives August 21, also via Castle Face Records.
Dwyer also just recently released a new Damaged Bug album called Bug on Yonkers.
This winter, Dwyer mapped out a fall North American tour with Oh Sees that featured a Canadian date in Toronto on September 14. It appears that tour is unlikely, though the group have dates booked for Europe and the U.K. in November. You can see their full schedule as it currently stands here.
WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS
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
PSYCHIC CANNIBALS INFILTRATE AND CONTAMINATE ONCE FAMILIAR AND SEEMINGLY SECURE TERRITORIES
FORMIDABLE FOES INDEED
WHAT POWERS THESE BEASTS?
WHAT FUELS DISCORD AND HATRED?
THE BEHEMOTH OF A "CIVIL" SOCIETY?
WHAT ARE THE WEAPONS AT OUR DISPOSAL?
GENEROSITY IS YOUR AEGIS AGAINST GREED
EMPATHY IS YOUR ARMOR TO DEFLECT APATHY
LOVE IS YOUR CLUB TO ABATE HATE
THE FOG IS LIFTING AND HUMANS ARE OPENING THEIR EYES
AND SO WE OFFER THIS FIELD RECORDING FROM THE PITS
AS A QUICK BOOSTER BETWEEN PROTEIN PILLS AND RECYCLED SWEAT BEVERAGE
ANTHEMS TO ASSIST YOU
TO NOT WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR OF VIOLENCE AND GREED
TO NOT OFFER YOURSELVES UP FOR FREE
TO STAND UP AND BE VIGILANT
TRUTH WILL NOT BE FOUND IN THE SPEECHES AND PHOTO OPS OF YOUR OVERLORDS
STAND STRONG AND TOGETHER UNDER THE GAZE OF YOUR OPPRESSORS
STAND VIGILANT, UNITED WITH THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGE AS YOU.
DEMAND RESPECT AND A PEACEFUL LIFE FOR ALL
THIS RECORDING IS AT THE APOGEE OF SCUZZ
PUNK ANTHEM AMULETS FOR YOUR EARS AND HEART
A BATTERY FOR YOUR CORE
1. Scramble Suit II
2. Dreary Nonsense
3. Upbeat Ritual
4. Red Study
5. Terminal Jape
6. Wing Run
7. Said The Shovel
9. If I Had My Way
11. Gong of Catastrophe
12. Canopnr '74
13. Persuaders Up!