Thee Oh Sees / Drop
Album: Drop   Collection:General
Artist:Thee Oh Sees   Added:Jun 2014
Label:Castle Face Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-06-13 Pull Date: 2014-08-15
Week Ending: Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22
Airplays: 2 1 1 4 5 4 5 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 02, 2015: A-philiac
Transparent World, Encrypted Bounce
4. Jan 29, 2015: The Sunset Life
Penetrating Eye
2. Mar 30, 2015: Shytown
Transparent World
5. Jan 26, 2015: Shytown
Transparent World
3. Mar 24, 2015: Setting Fire to the Lab
Encrypted Bounce
6. Jan 08, 2015: The Sunset Life

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2014-06-13
Former SF garage rockers and all-time KZSU faves, with a new album during their apparent non-hiatus. John Dwyer may be in LA these days, but not a major change in the sound. More cosmic bleeps and bloops, with kinda a late-60s electronic bent (a la Silver Apples/Perrey and Kingsley) but HIGH QUALITY MUSIC all over the place. No FCCs.

1. (3:23) *****Plinky spacey organs (very '60s moogy) growing fuzz wall. la-la-la-la vocals + chant deep in mix. God, that's a lot of fuzz. Spacey till the end, warpy fade.
2. (5:41) ********Crackly fuzz cyclic dramatic intro. Driving, kinda krauty. Reedy vox in clearness. Krauty groove, with weird bleepy effects. Solos are weird and solid.
3. (4:07) **Head-bobbing tick-tock guitars and drums. Doomy slow fuzzy with rattly scare sounds. Steady, methodical.
4. (2:37) **Huh, that's different-- sax and tuba or something tooting along. Swings between snotty punk and folky placid.
5. (2:30) ***Driving, loud, and sharp-edged guitar fuzz. Sharp sounding! Brief fricking song, too.
6. (3:11) *****Glammy and elegant sound. Regal. "Life is a camera..." Between cranking fuzzy garage and processional Louis XIV style, it's an odd, great sound.
7. (3:36) *****Countdown intro... more posh elder English-sounding storytelling (Syd Barrettish), with weird organ trills punctuating. Hypnotizing, calm and fuzzy as hell.
8. (3:31) *****Fuzzy FAT distortion, god, dreamy and plinky... into lush vocoder type stuff (Queeny)
9. (2:36) ****Wafty posh balladeering, folky with respectable backing string quartet. A tiny, muffled and frail trumpet solo ends it.

Track Listing
1. Penetrating Eye   5. Drop
2. Encrypted Bounce   6. Camera (Queer Sound)
3. Savage Victory   7. King's Nose
4. Put Some Reverb On My Brother   8. Transparent World
  9. The Lens