Thee Oh Sees "Withered Hand" / "The Ceiling"
Published Apr 21, 2015John Dwyer fans are getting a double dose of their hero this spring, as the prolific garage rock songwriter has an album coming out with his Damaged Bug solo project plus another one from his ever-busy outfit Thee Oh Sees. Now, two new songs from the latter band have emerged.
"Withered Hand" comes from Thee Oh Sees' new album Mutilator Defeated at Last. It begins with a slow, plodding bassline and soft rustling, and the whole thing explodes with grungy distortion and lightning drum fills at the 48-second mark. Dwyer's voice is buried amidst the hard-hitting hitting arrangement, meaning that the fuzz is the primary attraction here.
The other new Oh Sees cut comes from Joyful Noise's 50 Bands & a Cat for Indiana Equality compilation in support of LGBT rights in Indiana. "The Ceiling" is a much mellower song than "Withered Hand," since it's a '60s throwback with a dreamy psych-pop vibe.
Hear both tracks below [via Pitchfork].
After Mutilator Defeated at Last drops on May 18. Damaged Bug's Cold Hot Plumbs follows on June 1. Both will arrive through Castle Face Records.