Nominally, “OSEES” is the form John Dwyer’s long-running, shape-shifting garage-rock carnival has taken for their latest LP A Foul Form, while spitfire punk is the sound they’ve adopted after running through multiple shades of metal, jazz, krautrock, and everything in between over the past decade. While the new LP cover may fit right in with Primitive Man’s discography, the fuzzy lo-fi rippers they’ve released so far feel like a full-circle moment for the band, recalling the Bay Area circle Dwyer once traveled in that produced similar sounds from bands like Sic Alps and The Intelligence.
Yet on new single “Perm Act,” the group leans a bit further into erratic punk with Dwyer’s vocals going completely off the rails as he condemns the city-budget-hoarding thugs who only seem to become more of a nuisance every year. Paired with an animated video that graphically demonstrates the band’s stance on the matter, “Perm Act” is yet another summer ACAB anthem.
Check out the clip below.