Published Dec 19, 2013After 14 years, countless releases and an immense, prolific touring schedule, San Francisco garage-punk outfit Thee Oh Sees have announced an indefinite hiatus.
Speaking with SF Weekly, the band's tour manager Annie Southworth explains that the band will be coming to a halt as frontman John Dwyer makes the move from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Further, a break from rigorous touring and recording is something the members have wanted for a while.
"They need a break after 5 years straight, so yes… hiatus time," she said. "Will be a little hard to continue with all the different locales so who know what is going to happen… Cross fingers, we all are (sure) that it's not completely over."
While Dwyer moves to Los Angeles, the band's Brigid Dawson will move to Santa Cruz. The remaining members will stay in the Bay Area.
UPDATE: Just in case the news of the hiatus got you all worried about the future of Thee Oh Sees, the band have shared the following message:
DEAR OH SEES FANS,
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.
THE BAND IS NOT BREAKING UP.
THIS IS JUST A WELL DESERVED BREAK AND A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD.
A NEW Thee Oh Sees LP WILL BE OUT EARLY 2014
AND WE WILL SEE WHERE THE LIVE SHOW GOES FROM THERE...
UNTIL THEN, BE WELL
Thee Oh Sees released Singles Collection Volume 3 earlier this year via Castle Face Records. Stream the full compilation below.