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[Listen] Thee Oh Sees - "Minotaur"

San Francisco psych rockers Thee Oh Sees take a different turn in the new year, straying away from their psychedelic, garage rock tendencies with a new cut titled "Minotaur". The offering is more laid back and melodic than the frantic rock jams we've become accustomed to, but the change works. The real question is, what can we expect from the rest of the band's upcoming album, Floating Coffins? Stream the song below, or nab a free download here.

Floating Coffins is out on April 16th.

[Watch] Thee Oh Sees - "Lupine Dominus" (Official Video)

In what could easily be a clip from a feature length film, Thee Oh Sees video for "Lupine Dominus" is alluring, dangerous, and it just works. The John Strong directed visuals capture a grittiness that is hard to find, with sleek shots and a tense tone, not to mention an ending that only one person would find pleasurable. Watch it above.

Thee Oh Sees fourteenth studio album Putrifiers II is out now via In The Red.

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[Reviews Roundup] September 2012

With all the craziness of music blogging, from concerts to press releases to interviews to festivals, it can be hard to find time to sit down, listen to an album and give it an honest, thorough review. With that in mind, we came up with the Reviews Roundup, a way for us to look back at all of the major releases in the past month and give them an on-the-spot review. Whether we like them or not, we'll spout out a quick blurb about the album to give an overall impression of what makes it good or bad along with a score based out of five.

This month, we've had majors releases from Animal Collective, The xx, G.O.O.D. Music, Grizzly Bear, The Raveonettes, Mount Eerie, The Presets, The Vaccines, and many more. After the jump, you can read our quick thoughts on this month's offerings.

September 4th:

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz:

AnCo deliver an elaborate exploration of spacey sounds and psychedelic soundscapes.

SCORE: 4.0


Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar:

Phil Elverum's second album of the year is a beautiful-yet-eerie emotional journey, exploring the ideas of order and chaos.

SCORE: 4.5


Cat Power - Sun:

Chan Marshall returns after six longs years of dark hibernation with a sun-soaked gem.

SCORE: 4.5

 

The Vaccines - Come of Age:

The UK outfit's sophomore album is a grittier, more raucous outing than their debut, a welcome maturation for the band.

SCORE: 3.5

 

Stars - The North:

One of Canada's indie stalwarts offers up a catchy blend of electronic sounds and sprawling instrumentation.

SCORE: 3.5


Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon:

The band's sophomore outing retains the catchiness of Tourist History, but feels a bit forced at times.

SCORE: 2.5

 

September 11th:

The xx - Coexist:

This sophomore effort shows a great progression for the band, who have an incredible talent for evoking vast depth through subtle minimalism.

SCORE: 5.0

The Helio Sequence - Negotiations:

The Portland duo explore the intricacies of themselves and their instruments, building layer upon layer of delicate and engrossing instrumentation.

SCORE: 4.0

The Raveonettes - Observator:

Observator is an intriguing venture into the allure of Los Angeles, a mental journey in despair and loneliness amidst lush instrumentation.

SCORE: 3.5

 

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant:

The ever-lasting talent and creative drive of David Byrne mixes beautifully with Annie Clark's undeniable charisma.

SCORE: 4.0

 

The Presets - Pacifica:

Pacifica is an electronic gem, weaving grandiose synthesizers around a complex tale of the future.

SCORE: 4.5

 

Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II:

The San Francisco psych rockers put all they've got into this diverse, hazy psychedelic package that shouldn't be missed.

SCORE: 3.5


The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter:

Yet another exploration into the intricacies of death from a band obsessed with the notion. With soft, solemn moments and charming, upbeat arrays of acoustic goodness, fans will feel right at home here.

SCORE: 3.0


September 18th:

G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer:

The G.O.O.D. Music crew feels fairly disjointed here, with a lot of different artists and styles to take in, but a few solid performances help it from falling apart.

SCORE: 3.0

Grizzly Bear - Shields:

Grizzly Bear delves into a myriad of dream-like sounds, moments later being swept into an uproar of chaotic instrumentation. This expansive array constantly tears apart and rebuilds itself, struggling constantly in a beautiful war.

                                        SCORE: 5.0

 

 

September 25th:

Django Django - Django Django:

This Scotland quartet knows how to do harmony right, blending their vocal stylings with an addictive and quirky blend of spacey sounds and psychedelic influences.

SCORE: 4.0

[Listen] Thee Oh Sees - "Wait Let's Go"

Less than two weeks after the release of their fourteenth(!) full-length album Putrifiers II, San Francisco psych rock outfit Thee Oh Sees have a new song as part of Famous Class Records' Less Artists More Condos singles series. "Wait Let's Go" sees the SF rockers delivering a cheery, dance-friendly number, an upbeat cut that seems perfectly fitting for a summer drive. Stream it below.

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[Listen] Thee Oh Sees - 'Putrifiers II' (Full Album Stream)

San Francisco outfit Thee Oh Sees have been around since 1997, and since their formation they've released thirteen full-length albums. That already impressive number is now fourteen, as the psych rockers drop their new LP Putrifiers II today. Since you've already heard both "Lupine Dominus" and "Flood's New Light", why not do yourself a favor and stream the whole album before deciding whether or not to pick it up? Listen to Putrifiers II in its entirety over at Stereogum.

Putrifiers II is out today via In The Red.

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[Listen] Thee Oh Sees - "Flood's New Light"

San Francisco garage rockers Thee Oh Sees are consistently releasing new material, and with an average of one new album per year, what harm could another one have? Their latest LP Putrifiers II is set to release next month, and the band has been kind enough to share another new track from the album. "Flood's New Light" is energetic in every sense of the word, with a quick pace and an overall feel of "fuck yeah" coming from all angles. Stream it below, along with other Putrifiers II cut "Lupine Dominus".

Putrifiers II is out on September 11th via In The Red.

(via Pitchfork).