Posted in music on February 12, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Thee Oh Sees @ Irving Plaza (more by Ebru Yildiz) ohsees

As you may know, Thee Oh Sees recorded another album before going on their "well deserved break." Pitchfork reports that it's called Drop and will be out April 19 (that's Record Store Day) via Castle Face. The album opens with the gargantuan riff that is "Penetrating Eye" complete with "la la la" chorus. (It also kind of sounds like they worked the Ironside theme in there but maybe that's just me.) It's pretty great and you can stream it below.

Frontman and new Los Angeles resident John Dwyer also has his synthy new solo project, Damaged Bug, that will release its debut, Hubba Bubba, this spring as well.

Album art, tracklist and "Penetrating Eye" stream below...

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Thee Oh Sees - Drop tracklist:
01 Penetrating Eye
02 Encrypted Bounce
03 Savage Victory
04 Put Some Reverb on My Brother
05 Drop
06 Camera (Queer Sound)
07 King's Noise
08 Transparent World
09 The Lens

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Tags: Thee Oh Sees

Comments (47)

stream broken

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2014 8:26 PM

I admittedly havent ever heard them - but they seem obscenely awful post-oughts garage shit. Feedback?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:48 AM

12:48 - Thanks for your comment! You have a lot of value to add to the discussion.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:32 AM

Thank fucking god! One thousand shitty songs was simply not enough!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 2:10 AM

backlash vegan

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 8:24 AM

this websites' comment section is populated by such drippy dick faggots. brooklyn vegan needs the fuckin backlash

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:09 AM

2:10 Go listen to Disclosure you fucking aborted fetus

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:11 AM

Damaged Bug>

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:30 AM

I thought they broke up

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:36 AM

Ooooh, touchy! Some really sensitive commenters here! Just to clarify: it's not a backlash if nobody ever gave a shit about Thee Oh Sees in the first place. lol, we're not talking about Kings of Leon here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:11 AM

This steam working for anyone? It's broken for me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:17 AM

11:11 the fact that you mentioned kings of leon invalidates any potentially worthy comment that could come out of your mouth.

anywho, if anyone was at that last death by audio show, you know. you know.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 11:25 AM

^ Nope. Sorry. I mentioned Kings of Leon in reference to the supposed backlash against Thee Oh Sees, which invalidates nothing and confirms your general intellectual inadequacies.

I'll explain to to you like you're a three year old so you can understand: Kings of Leon actually experienced a hipster backlash when they started getting played on the radio and Thee Oh Sees haven't.

I know, reading is hard though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:22 PM

Here's another thing: Kings of Leon are utter garbage, Oh Sees are actually a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:38 PM

^ That's a subjective opinion therefor your statement is completely meaningless.

Thee Oh Sees suck ass too though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 12:54 PM

Man, @scharpling was was spot on in saying this comment section is the dregs of humanity. Thee Oh Sees are one oh the best rock bands on earth. If you don't like it, more power to you. Go listen to a fucking Steely Dan record and STFU. Maybe Matt, aka Brooklyn Vegan, should moderate this cesspool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:06 PM

Anyone who likes Kings of Leon that isn't a 9 year old girl should probably see if they can "fly" off the top of their office building (cuz you def work in an office).
Think of it as the human equivalent of all those birds that shit on them that one time. Yes, your life is reduced to being a forced metaphor for being a Kings of Leon fan. Damn.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:13 PM

double damn

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:13 PM

"Anyone who likes Kings of Leon"

Change "I know, reading is hard though." to "I now realize you can't read". Sorry, my mistake. Carry on.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:19 PM

Tom Scharpling ... biggest douche ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:20 PM

"Thee Oh Sees are one oh the best rock bands on earth"
"Go listen to a fucking Steely Dan record and STFU"

^ lol, what a stupid fucking asshole. What primordial hillbilly shithole did you crawl out of?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:23 PM

1:06 - Fascist, Tom Scharpling fan, and Thee Oh Sees fanboy.

I don't need to add any other derrogatory descriptors to that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:24 PM

Oh I see now - so the world is made up of those who like Thee Oh Sees or those who like Steely Dan? Holy shit I didn't believe people like this really drew breath.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:28 PM

lol@letting tom scharpling do your thinking for you

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:32 PM

Maybe 1:13 should take some time and familiarize himself with proper sentence structure. I mean, you wouldn't want to look like an idiot, would you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:37 PM

oh sees are objectively terrible though

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:44 PM

FUCK YES.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 1:51 PM

I try really hard to be my best and you guys just sit around making fun. Come to LA and suck my dick!

Posted by John Dwyer | February 13, 2014 3:55 PM

The difference is Kings of Leon was always complete shit and the Oh Sees have always been fucking tits. And I feel sorry for anyone on this earth that doesn't understand that.

for example:

Thee Oh Sees is to Kings of Leon as

Deerhunter is to My Chemical Romance

proceed

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 3:55 PM

can we talk about kinds of leon here. I really like the song about sex and being sexy and new York city and all that shit hahah good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 4:05 PM

all the bands you listed objectively suck 3:55 (aka p4k drone)

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 4:38 PM

1:37 - You are correct; the sentence structure is clearly the issue here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 5:56 PM

5:56 - Of course that's the issue here...it couldn't possibly be an anonymous garbage dump.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 5:58 PM

I bet 1:20 is Ryan Adams

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 6:00 PM

lol 5:58 let tom scharpling think for him and now he's upset someone pointed it out

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 6:43 PM

Thee Oh Sees are pretty shitty by any measure.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2014 9:23 PM

lol 6:43 omg I used his fucking name straight out. Amazing one of you dummies put two and two together. What a total douche he is, right? He ACTUALLY likes things. What a loser. Not like the cool people in this comment section. More specifically: uppity college-educated white dudes from the suburbs.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 9:44 AM

^ Calm down, it's ok. You're obviously the type of person who's better off letting someone else think for you. Your first two sentences don't even make any sense, and then you equate not liking shitty music with not liking anything. I mean, wow. Seriously. Just wow.

After that you go on to project your suburban insecurities onto everyone here who disagreed with your idiotic opinion.

You're a child. Intellectually anyway. And that's why children have parents. Children aren't capable of thinking for themselves and making informed rational decisions. Your Dad just happens to be Tom Scharpling. No biggie.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 12:09 PM

if my dad happened to be Tom Scharpling I would jump off a building

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 12:41 PM

Everyone who posts here or reads this blog is really stupid, and full of fail, and also lose juice, in this posteurs humble opinion's.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 4:58 PM

4:58 sounds angry

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 5:36 PM

well the link finally works. and the songs awesome so that's that

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 6:18 PM

lol@4:58

That's one hell of a self indictment.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2014 6:39 PM

lol @ 6:39. That's not me. It's OK though @12:09, I don'tz feel the need to speakz in purfect sentences on a stupid comment sextion. Guess what$ You're silly idea thatz telzing people theres grammar is messi is internet troll goez to #1. I actually have a BA in Ingles an masters in computer scienz. Just because it's funny: I actually grew up in the Pakistani section of Chicago (off Devon/Western). It's actually the largest Pakistani community in America (or anywhere outside of Pakistan). Oh yeah. Thee Oh Sees are a really funz band. You're the douchenozel hater. If you don't like it, their is plenty of other music to listen to. Have a fucking ball with it. It's much more fun than telling people how much things suck. And btw{ if you can't have fun at an Oh Sees show+ that's you're nightmare. Anyway, sorry to bother=I was just pointing out what a twat you are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 9:57 AM

^ OMG TL;DR LOL L8R

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2014 10:39 AM

yes.
This Steely Dan Guy gave me the rest.
Fuckin A

Posted by morgellon best | February 18, 2014 6:55 PM


WOW.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2014 10:03 AM

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