WATCH: Oh Sees Ready “Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion” Reissue with Short Film
Unearthed from a bonus DVD accompanying the original 2008 release, John Dwyer and company serve up forty minutes of on-location live sets and compelling commentary.
Few bands can say they’ve successfully undergone the extensive transformation the Bay Area garage rock collective Thee Oh Sees have in their short decade-plus existence. In addition to drastic lineup changes in the past few years, the band have also led a mass exodus from the overpriced Bay Area to the slightly more affordable haven of Los Angeles, taken on a number of recycled or slightly modified names, and seemingly mutated from a lethargic Zombies tribute band into an unstoppable force of fantasy-inspired prog rock in the meantime.
Throwing it back to 2008, the Sees are rolling out a reissue of their unconventional Master’s Bedroom–era live album Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion. With the release comes its video accompaniment, properly titled Live Performances Sans Stages and Whatnots with Thee Oh Sees, which features the original-ish lineup of Dwyer, Brigid Dawson, Petey Dammit, and Patrick Mullins kicking out the subdued jams on the side of a highway, on the beach, and elsewhere, each track interspersed with a select tale from Dwyer’s seemingly endless rolodex of bizarre anecdotes involving drug-dealing neighbors and PG-13 punchlines.
If you missed it the first time around, the forty-minute film is now showing on Vimeo, just in time for the May 24 reissue via Castle Face. Catch the scenes below.