LISTEN: Thee Oh Sees Drop the Wandering “Web,” Announce New Album
Mutilator Defeated at Last is due out on May 18 via Castle Face
John Dwyer has released at least one album with Thee Oh Sees every single year since 2008. Not one to break tradition, yesterday, Dwyer and company announced its next Oh Sees album, Mutilator Defeated at Last. Due out this May, Mutilator is Thee Oh Sees’ follow-up to 2014’s incredibly underrated Drop, and showcases Dwyer’s talents off with a different lineup (Nick Murray, Chris Woodhouse, Tim Hellman, and Brigid Dawson).
To celebrate the great (but entirely expected) news of another brand-new Oh Sees album on the horizon, the band released Mutilator‘s first single, “Web.” Spacey guitar riffs, strategically placed echoes, changing tempos, and a couple of almost-patented Dwyer yelps wash over listeners within the upcoming LP’s first track. “Web” is definitely on the longer end of Oh Sees songs (it clocks in at almost exactly five minutes), but the controlled nature of the track suggests that a sonic shift is in store for the SF-turned-LA band.
Mutilator Defeated at Last tracklisting
2. Withered Hand
3. Poor Queen
4. Turned Out Light
5. Lupine Ossuary
6. Sticky Hulks
7. Holy Smoke
8. Rogue Planet
9. Palace Doctor