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Thee Oh Sees / Singles, Vol. 3
Album:Singles, Vol. 3 Collection:General
Artist:Thee Oh Sees Added:01/2014
Label:Castle Face Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-01-24 Pull Date:2014-03-28 
Week Ending:23 Mar16 Mar9 Mar2 Mar23 Feb16 Feb9 Feb2 Feb

Recent Airplay
1.Sun, 10 Aug 14:scuttle_toes
Stringless Balloon
4.Fri, 14 Mar 14:DJ Muscat
A Visit From Drum
2.Thu, 20 Mar 14:scuttle_toes
Stringless Balloon
5.Thu, 13 Mar 14:Lestrygonian
3.Tue, 18 Mar 14:college radio dj awyeh
late night dryer
6.Thu, 13 Mar 14:DJ Away
The Sunset Life

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-23 
Singles, rarities, demos, covers, live versions from local favorites, recorded over the last couple years. Big mix of stuff here, with a handful of sunny psych pop that hasn't made much of an appearance on their last three albums. Everything's pretty interesting.

*1 (3:16) Lazy, sunny blues-psych pop; croaked vox
2 (2:16) Lo-fi sunshine pop; part included in "I Come from the Mountain"
3 (2:30) Ramshackle noisy demo of Carrion Crawler/The Dream track
**4 (2:57) Cover of the first song Sonic Youth released; noisy post-punky with more reverb than the original
*5 (4:08) Buzzing, jarring psych chug-along, repetitive, yelps, loads of guitar effects
6 (3:27) FCC BULLSHIT Mr. Quintron cover, weirdo narration-style vox over drum beat, noisy instrumentation
*7 (3:28) Easygoing 60s sunshine pop, flute, ba ba ba's; Castlemania feel but not too weird
8 (3:07) Straightforward head-nod psych-rock/pop, the occasional spacy warbling
**9 (2:54) Super upbeat, bouncy pop, reverbed vox, ba ba ba's, catchy rhythm
***10 (7:34) Fucking great live Block of Ice jam from a show in SF, some really catchy parts, grooving bassline, loads of reverb. Starts with a quick dedication
11 (10:19) FCC FUCK in post-song banter. Long two song jam; really good stuff with some great bursts throughout, sounds like a bootleg

Track Listing
1.Ugly Man 6.Fbi2
2.Girls Who Smile 7.Wait Let's Go
3.Crushed Grass 8.Always Flying
4.Burning Spear 9.Devil Again
5.What You Need 10.Block Of Ice (Live At The Sf Eagle)
 11.Destroyed Fortress/No Spell (Live At Death By Audio)