Oh Sees have announced the release of a new double album: Face Stabber, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody has all you need to know.
There’s new music coming in August from San Fransico’s psych punks, Oh Sees in the form of a double album release.
Titled Face Stabber it’s the band’s 21st long player and follows on from last year’s Smote Reverser.
Final track, Henchlock, a 21 minute barnstormer is available to listen to now.
In typical cryptic fashion, never ones to give away too much before the event, the announcement was accompanied by a press release from founding member, John Dwyer and we can do no better then set it out here to see whether you can make any more sense of it than can we:
“Hey there, human kids,
Lift your face out of the feed trough and pluck that feculence from your ears. Hark! A sonar blip from beneath the pile of bodies. Boop, blip ughhh….
People churning like a boiling swamp. Man, this din is nauseating.
The screen flickers for the first time this year with a transmission from two months in the future:
“the internet has deemed guitar music dead and you are free to do whatever the fuck you like ….long live the new flesh!”
This album is Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf.
No songs about money or love are floating in the ether.
Just memories, echoes, foggy blurs
Blip-blop goes the scope
Bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest.
Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole.
Spider legs fuzz crawling in your brain.
Lots of curse words for your mom.
You’ve gotten the over-population blues, so let’s have some art for art’s sake.
What else are you gonna do?
Stare at the sky? Please…
50 carbon copies of you look back at you as you walk the streets.
Take a breath, you’re going to need it.
Take drugs, you’re going to need those just to stand in line at the air and water reclamation center soon enough.
There’s no fruit, buddy.
You’re at the bleak-peak.
They will squeeze you till you’re all squeezed out.
For fans of fried prog burn out, squished old-school drool, double drums, lead weight bass, wizard keys (now with poison), old-ass guitar and horrible words with daft meanings.
If you don’t like it then don’t listen, bub.
Back to the comments section with you!
Over and out.” John Dwyer
So there you have it and you now know as much as we do.
The album is set for release on August 16 on Castle Face Records as a 2LP or CD format. The track listing is:
01. The Daily Heavy
02. The Experimenter
03. Face Stabber
05. Fu Xi
06. Scutum & Scorpius
08. Poisoned Stones
09. Psy-Ops Dispatch
10. S.S. Luker’s Mom
12. Together Tomorrow
13. Captain Loosely
Oh Sees play London’s Troxy on September 6, 2019, with a rare appearance from Träd, Gräs & Stenar supporting.