THEE OH SEES
AN ODD ENTRANCES CASTLE FACE, OUT 25 NOVEMBER Prog-minded San Fran garage rockers’ 18th release.
Having previously mined acid folk, noise rock and garage punk, John Dwyer’s San Francisco ensemble veered off into space-rock latitudes for August’s hard-riffing A Weird Exits. A mere four months later, here’s the companion piece. The trip’s less ballson this time, with You Will Find It Here suggesting Pink Floyd’s Astronomy Domine meeting Space Ritual-era Hawkwind, while the rhumba’ing love song At The End, On The Stairs echoes Can’s I’m So Green down to the whispery vocals. True, other tracks have less impact – see the flutey Jammed Exit (as opposed to A Weird Exits’ Jammed Entrance) and the Nervous Tech (Nah John), both of which sound like they were possibly more fun to play than they are to listen to. Enjoy it alongside A Weird Exits for the full cosmic gamut. IAN HARRISON
Listen To: You Will Find It Here | At The End, On The Stairs
Thee Oh Sees: “the trip’s less balls-on this time.”