Stream Thee Oh Sees Live In San Francisco (Stereogum Premiere)

Experiencing the mighty garage-rock titans Thee Oh Sees live is a rite of passage in San Francisco. Band leader John Dwyer may now live in LA, but he’s rarely missed an opportunity to return to his hometown and deliver a firestorm of ear-ringing psych-punk glory.

One of Thee Oh Sees’ most frequented venues in the Bay Area is The Chapel, a beloved former church where back in July the band held a three night residency in support of last year’s Mutilator Defeated At Last. Those shows were recorded by Castle Face, John Dwyer’s own record label, and next month will be released as the latest installment of their Live In San Francisco series, which has previously featured fellow West Coast associates White Fence and Ty Segall.

The album captures well the sweaty, noisy affair that is a Thee Oh Sees show, and is a welcome introduction to the new duo of drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon that now round out their lineup. Live In San Francisco, along with its accompanying DVD filmed by Brian Lee Hughes, should tide fans over well until the release of the band’s upcoming studio LP A Weird Exits. Stream the live album below.

Once you experience the live album, you’ll want to see some tour dates:

07/01-03 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Hurra
07/30 Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase
08/05 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
08/06 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
08/07 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
08/14 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
08/16 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
08/18 Paredes, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/19 Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
08/20 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theatre
08/21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Low Land Festival
08/23 Praha, Czech Republic @ Futurum Music Bar
08/24 Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte*
08/25 Geneva, Switzerland @ Palp Festival *
08/26 Asolo, Italy @ Amo Festival
08/27 Ravenna, Italy @ Hana-Bi
08/31 Tel Aviv, Israel @ Arena
09/02 London, United Kingdom @ Coronet !*
09/03 Leeds, United Kingdom @ University Stylus !*
09/04 Dorset, United Kingdom @ End of the Road Festival
09/06 Biarritz, France @ Atabal *
09/08 Valada, Portugal @ Reverence Festival
09/09 Granada, Spain @ Planta Benja
09/10 Benidorm, Spain @ Fuzzville
09/12 Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo *
09/13 Toulouse, France @ Bikini *
09/14 Paris, France @ La Cigale *
09/15 Lille, France @ Aeronef *
10/08 Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
10/14 Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze 2016
10/15 Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze 2016
10/16 Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze 2016
11/01 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/02 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
11/05 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s #
11/06 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe #
11/07 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
11/09 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall #
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ^
11/11 New York, Ny @ Bowery Ballroom
11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
11/15 Providence, RI @ Aurora ^
11/16 Montreal, Quebec @ La Tulipe
11/17 Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Theater
11/18 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/23 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
11/25 Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
11/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre %

# Amplified Heat
^ Straight Arrows
% Alex Cameron
* Magnetix
! Blind Shake

Live In San Francisco is out 7/1 via Castle Face. You can pre-order it here.

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