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Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie, the Buzzcocks, Weezer, TV On The Radio, Run The Jewels, Passion Pit, Against Me! and more performed in the stifling heat over the course of two days. Colin McLaughlin captured… More »

By: Stereogum / July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Stream Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated At Last

Californian garage-psych overlords Thee Oh Sees are one of the most dependably badass live bands on the indie rock touring landscape, and they continue to crank out new records like there’s no tomorrow, hiatuses be damned. The band’s new album Mutilator Defeated At Last is the band’s ninth studio full-length, and that’s not counting the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Withered Hand” & “The Ceiling”

Bay Area garage rock heroes Thee Oh Sees are back from a very short hiatus, with a new album called Mutilator Defeated At Last on deck. We’ve heard the early track “Web,” and now the band has shared the surging, fiery new one “Withered Hand.” Where that song shows the kind of momentum the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 11:55 am

Damaged Bug – “Jet In Jungle”

Last year, Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer debuted his side project Damaged Bug with Hubba Bubba, a collection of dark, skittering synth freakouts that evoke both the whirring of damaged gadgets and the scattering of frightened insects. We’ve already heard “The Mirror“, the first single from follow-up Cold Hot Plumbs. Now Dwyer has shared… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / April 15, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Web” + Mutilator Defeated At Last Details

Less than a year ago, Thee Oh Sees released their punk-oriented psych record Drop, but the band has wasted no time announcing its follow-up. Mutilator Defeated At Last will drop in May on Castle Face Records, and “Web” is the album’s opening track and debut single, which the band has been performing live for quite… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 5, 2015 - 11:17 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It’s not uncommon for a festival’s last day to be something of a comedown. It’s Sunday, and everyone’s sunburnt and hungover and staring down the barrel of a work week — the return to reality matched with the physical fatigue of having stood out in a field for three days. It takes a powerful and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Stream Thee Oh Sees Drop

We all got a bad scare late last year when the prolific and consistently great garage-psych institution Thee Oh Sees announced their hiatus, but now here we are just a few months later and the band is back with a brand new album. We’ve already heard some killer singles from it like “Penetrating Eye,” “TheMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 14, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Drop” Video

Bay Area garage-rock torchbearers Thee Oh Sees announced a hiatus late last year, but not before they recorded Drop, a psychedelic Lemonhead of a new album that’ll be out later this month. They’ve just shared a new video for the album’s title track, and, like the clip for “The Lens,” it’s a head-spinning animated kaleidoscope… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Drop” (Stereogum Premiere)

The two songs we’ve heard from Thee Oh Sees’ forthcoming Drop spanned a vast aesthetic distance; “Penetrating Eye” was a gnarly unhinged riff monster, while “The Lens” was a subdued and pretty psych ballad. “Drop,” the album’s title track, splits the difference, incorporating pop sensibilities and razor-sharp George Harrison guitar spasms into a hard-charging psych-punk… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “The Lens” Video

Even as frontman John Dwyer stays busy with his solo project Damaged Bug and his reunited old band the Coachwhips, on-hiatus garage-rock standard-bearers Thee Oh Sees will drop their new album Drop next month. Their new animated music video for the single “The Lens” is every bit as much as much a psychedelic bugout a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “The Lens”

Thee Oh Sees are not breaking up, just changing shape. And although John Dwyer just released his solo album as Damaged Bug and is playing Coachwhips reunion shows this month, his main band already has a new album called Drop coming out in April. We heard the riff-powered rager “Penetrating Eye” last month, and now… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Thee Oh Sees – “Penetrating Eye”

Prolific Bay Area psych-garage warriors Thee Oh Sees announced a hiatus last year, but even as they were doing it, they made it good and clear that they weren’t breaking up for good, even claiming that they’d have an album out early in 2014. We now know the details: The new one is called Drop,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Damaged Bug – “Photograph”

With Thee Oh Sees on hiatus, at least for now, frontman John Dwyer is busying himself with a new weirdo-synth solo project that he’s calling Damaged Bug. His debut Damaged Bug album is called Hubba Bubba and due later this month, and we’ve already posted the deeply strange early track “Eggs At Night.” “Photograph,” the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Damaged Bug – “Eggs At Night”

Bay Area garage-psych greats Thee Oh Sees aren’t breaking up, but they did recently announce a hiatus. Frontman John Dwyer, however, has spent the past decade-plus cranking out music at a furious pace, and he isn’t going to let that hiatus stop him. Dwyer has a new solo project that he’s calling Damaged Bug, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 12:58 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Thee Oh Sees Go On Hiatus

UPDATE: The band is not breaking up. John Dwyer has shared this statement:


By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation

Right now, like no time since Crypt Records’ mid-’90s heyday, the American indie underground is flush with excellent pedal-mashing, hormone-driven garage rock revivalists. And now, the great minds at Adult Swim have rounded up many of the best for their free-download Garage Swim compilation. We’ve already posted the Black Lips song “Cruising,” but the finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things

The common refrain about Coachella dictates: “It’s not about the music, man, it’s about the festival experience.” With the dance/sex tents in full swing, dozens of corporate-sponsored hideaways at every corner offering shade and mild distraction in exchange for a few minutes of direct advertising access to your brain, and the untamed wilderness of the… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 22, 2013 - 2:45 pm
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