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Thee Oh Sees / Castlemania
Album:Castlemania Collection:General
Artist:Thee Oh Sees Added:Aug 2011
Label:In the Red Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-07 Pull Date:2011-10-09 
Week Ending:Oct 9Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21

 Recent Airplay
1.May 24, 2019:KZSU Central: The Relatively Round Table
I Need Seed, I Wont Hurt You
4.May 08, 2014:The Sunset Life
Stinking Cloud
I Wont Hurt You
5.May 08, 2014:The Peninsula Report
Stinking Cloud
3.Apr 23, 2015:The Sunset Life
I Need Seed
6.Apr 30, 2014:A Family Affair
The Whipping Continues

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-08-02 
Thee Oh Sees: Local psyche’sters: Strange bent vocs, sarcastic almost, over psyche that veers into retro a tad but not too much. Fuzzed guitars, jangle, tambourine, but an overall heaviness somehow. Male vocs mostly but also female. Restrained production, not so much low-fi as distant. Not put through a reverb tank or heavily echo’ed, but just trippy. Barrett era Pink Floyd meets the Partridge Family, 13th Floor Elevators, later Nikki Sudden. Play with Syd Barrett. Great stuff.

1) (2:56) bouncy psyche pop, twisted like Syd Barrett, peppy like Partridge Family
2) (2:13) silly feel w/ flutes, upbeat
3) (3:11) dissonant flutes, brass, bouncy feel contrasts, strange
4) (2:08) driving almost punky with skronky horns
5-6) (both 2:42) tambourine, fuzzy guits, driving feel makes them very late 60’s, track 5 is more upbeat poppy, 6 darker
7) (0:56) bent strange brief
8) (2:27) upbeat, strange, dense
9) (2:18) dreamy synth, upbeat, interesting percussion and guitar
10) (2:31) soaring searing guit,, upbeat driving
11) (3:03) upbeat, jangly
12) (1:28) messed up intro, jangly fun smacks of Neutral Milk Hotel
13) (3:52) experimental: fluty synths, Beatles’esque ambience meets The Residents, careful! A good 30 secs of dead air at end
14) (2:30) chill, different w/ fem vocals over minimal percussion and synth
15) (3:35) slower jangle ballad
16) (3:22) darker strummy with distant fem vocs psyche

Track Listing
1.I Need Seed 9.The Whipping Continues
2.Corprophagist 10.Blood On The Deck
3.(A Bath Perhaps) 11.Castlemania
4.Stinking Cloud 12.Aa Warm Breeze
5.Corrupted Coffin 13.Idea For Rubber Dog
6.Pleasure Blimps 14.The Was Lost
7.A Wall, A Century 2 15.I Wont Hurt You
8.Spider Cider 16.If I Stay Too Long