Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin

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is the hype jestified? :

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/thee_oh_sees/floating_coffin/

the cover art looks great thats for sure..

nostormo, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 09:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Loving it so far.

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 10:09 (six years ago) Permalink

i need to check it out, they always sounded "nice" to, but nothing much above the average garage band.

nostormo, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 10:11 (six years ago) Permalink

For me 'greatest garage band in the world' especially on their last few albums, did you listen to Putrifiers II?

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 11:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Putrifiers II was a masterpiece, my favourite LP of last year. They're far beyond the average garage band, IMHO, not least for the freakbeat influence, and Dwyer's offhand pop gift.

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 11:41 (six years ago) Permalink

suzuki & the parrot otm. putrifiers was great, and this is even better. finally managing a seamless integration of yelpy garage jamming, gentle psychedelic pop and glassy neu!-style drones. with the milk music full-length, my favorite album of the year so far.

contenderizer, Saturday, 6 April 2013 13:09 (six years ago) Permalink

"i come from the mountain" rules as an opening song

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 6 April 2013 14:09 (six years ago) Permalink

This record is fucking sweet.

errant flynn, Sunday, 7 April 2013 00:06 (six years ago) Permalink

The violins on Minotaur are so good - so many times they are used for little effect but to say 'Look we have violins.'

Hinklepicker, Sunday, 7 April 2013 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

otm, very nice on the second half of "strawberries" too

contenderizer, Sunday, 7 April 2013 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I've liked some stray tracks and singles by these dudes, but this whole album has clicked beautifully for me.

Simon H., Sunday, 7 April 2013 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

nice p4k review. reads like bnm even if it ain't. funny only in that they started out as concept band where all the songs were about death, so the bloodiness is nothing new.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Monday, 15 April 2013 12:48 (six years ago) Permalink

No Spell is an early favorite of mine. Only 4 tracks in, of course! But I had to listen to it again first run through, so it's got that going for it.

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:30 (six years ago) Permalink

i need to check it out, they always sounded "nice" to, but nothing much above the average garage band.

― nostormo, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:11 AM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i used to think this but holy shit this new album...wow

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 April 2013 00:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I like this one a lot, but I get tired of the spazzy vocals.

Trip Maker, Friday, 19 April 2013 03:07 (six years ago) Permalink

I never ever get tired of the spazzy vocals

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Friday, 19 April 2013 08:13 (six years ago) Permalink

beginning to think its even better than putrifiers II, even though it feels like a slighter album

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Friday, 19 April 2013 08:14 (six years ago) Permalink

I liked Putrifiers II a lot better. "So Nice" / "Cloud #1" is my favorite. Is he really throat-singing? I would love to see them live.

3×5, Sunday, 21 April 2013 20:13 (six years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

damn near brilliant jayson greene review of thee oh sees' singles collection volume 3 @ p4k this morning. worth a read.

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Didn't know this was out already! Thanks for the reminder. That's a pretty great review.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i am still loving floating coffin. never connected w/the band before but man this is a great album.

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

that's a great review, but idg the whole "what album should i start with if they're all good?' line - just get the newest one! and then work back from there! (also i'd argue the pre-freakbeat LPs are very much a different thang)

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I was always kind of "aware" of them since Master's Bedroom, but it's only really been since Carrion Crawler that I've gone head over heels for them.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:37 (five years ago) Permalink

they put on an amazing show- jon dwyer has a really good presence and is actually a fucking amazing guitarist. plus, he processes part of his signal thru a space echo, i'm always a sucker for that

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i remember seeing Coachwhips play on the floor to about 150 ppl back into Big V's a long time ago that was insane

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:48 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2013/12/thee_oh_sees_deans_of_san_fran.php

"indefinite hiatus"

Johnny Fever, Friday, 20 December 2013 07:30 (five years ago) Permalink

dang i finally just got into them with floating coffin!

My Chief Keef Keef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 December 2013 14:43 (five years ago) Permalink

ha, knowing them they'll probably be back playing shows by summer of 2014

tylerw, Friday, 20 December 2013 23:43 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

very prescient, tyler:
http://pitchfork.com/advance/399-drop/

global tetrahedron, Monday, 14 April 2014 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

like this track. thought the new rhythm section didn't hold up as well live this past fall but it brings a fresh feel to this:

http://pitchfork.com/news/58723-thee-oh-sees-announce-new-album-mutilator-defeated-at-last-share-web/

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 5 March 2015 19:23 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

I just found out that an old friend of mine who I'd fallen out of touch with does a bunch of their artwork and album covers (not this one, though, apparently). Which was thoroughly unsurprising, knowing his style.

Some Pizza Grudge From Twenty Years Ago (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 December 2015 15:31 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

new record. more of the same.not bad.

nostormo, Sunday, 7 August 2016 14:44 (two years ago) Permalink

enjoying this. get excited when they release something these days mostly because it means they're gonna tour. still think floating coffin was their peak... this is good though, grabbing me more than mutilator. i miss the classic lineup! i thought they were much better live

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 7 August 2016 18:55 (two years ago) Permalink

I feel like every album they do (since Putrifiers II at least) is "more of the same", but better, like they are homing in ever-closer to the perfect Oh Sees album, and this one is closest yet, and is brilliant, and I can listen to their music to absolute death and still get an amazing thrill out of it. The last track is glorious. The weird funky instrumental is great. The Lupine-esq

An artsy picture, but you know, she was a model. Really successful. (stevie), Monday, 8 August 2016 08:42 (two years ago) Permalink

e guitar freakout track (Gelatinous Cube) is excellent. Theirs is a sound I literally can't imagine getting tired of.

An artsy picture, but you know, she was a model. Really successful. (stevie), Monday, 8 August 2016 08:43 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah it's sounding really good on second run-through

john dwyer is a very entertaining frontman

global tetrahedron, Monday, 8 August 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

LP is described as being packed in vape proof goat skin! I don't know what that means.

mizzell, Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Dwyer's melodies are too simple imo, their only weak point

nostormo, Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i saw them last weekend and omfg

alpine static, Thursday, 11 August 2016 22:02 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

this is a band

Treeship, Thursday, 1 December 2016 05:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Was playing A Weird Exits in the car on tuesday to my two-year-old. "Drum music!" was her first response. Then, when I asked if it was too loud, she replied, "I like it too loud, daddy. I need it too loud."

Herpes Bizarre (stevie), Thursday, 1 December 2016 13:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Congratulations on your awesome two-year-old.

i need microsoft installed on my desktop, can you help (Old Lunch), Thursday, 1 December 2016 14:06 (two years ago) Permalink

awww that rules

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 1 December 2016 14:22 (two years ago) Permalink

excellent

A Weird Exits is good, gotta give it a full listen

the Live In San Francisco set is also a savage, reverb-soaked treat

sleeve, Thursday, 1 December 2016 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Was biking by The Chapel last night and remembered they were playing. Goddamnit regret not getting a ticket when I could

octobeard, Thursday, 1 December 2016 16:17 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

A Weird Exits is so good. So is An Odd Entrances, but that's floatier. But uh "Plastic Plant" is a fucking jam btw

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 27 May 2017 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

new album is great, maybe the best thing they've done with the new lineup? i loved weird exits though

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I love Orc but I can't stop playing the first track. I have listened to the first track like a billion times more than the other tracks, which I also love. That thing he does with the high-register guitar sounds, all screechy with delay on it, is just so fucking exciting.

not not not not yr academy (stevie), Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Also my commute the last few months has more often than not been soundtracked by Contraption from the live album, over and over again. Its like the platonic ideal of John Dwyer skronky guitar noise.

not not not not yr academy (stevie), Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Does anyone know why this band hates Washington DC and never plays here? (I mean, I can guess)

Chris L, Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i am going to see this band 2nite

gbx, Monday, 29 October 2018 18:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

Saw them two weeks ago, first time. Also my first mosh pit (at 40! only fell down once). Had a great time. Probably goes without saying, but earplugs are recommended (I didn't wear them, and everything sounded like garbage for a day or so afterward).

Also, Smote Reverser is my fave Oh Sees since Floating Coffin and I am playing it right now. They ride grooves better than ever before, I think, maybe a benefit of the double-drummer lineup.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Monday, 29 October 2018 18:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Five piece at the moment, so I heard!

Defund Phil Collins (stevie), Monday, 29 October 2018 19:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

can confirm: guitar, bass, keys/synth, double-drummers

also this, uh, how you say frikkin owned

first time i've been in such an active (and positive!) pit in a very long time, feeling very pleasantly worked

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:41 (seven months ago) Permalink

also, if you get a chance, see the opener, prettiest eyes. they played an incredible set, too

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Double drummer line-up, you say? No wonder this album is such a trip.

days of rags and noses (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 15 April 2019 05:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Haven’t seen them in a while, but when they were touring as a five-piece/double-drums lineup around Putrifiers II I saw them as often as I could, some of the most exciting shows I’ve ever seen, just everything I want out of rock & roll music. I remember thinking that Dwyer reminded me of James Brown for the way he was able to perfectly work the tension & release dynamics of the crowd, commanding this ultra locked-in band that could go off like a nuclear bomb but also stop on a dime at the slightest glance or gesture from him.

One Eye Open, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Holy guacamole, that was a killer, killer set. Definitely in my top 5 live bands now. The tone he’s pulling out of that guitar + the two drummer beat downs . Crowd at the Albert Hall was absolutely bouncing too.

Cigarettes aren’t cool but when he lit one up two thirds in I couldn’t help but think damn you deserve one. Rock and fucking roll.

Prettiest Eyes were excellent too.

fancy the Dirkishness of carrying Doré a round (fionnland), Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:24 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm an old boring person now but geez, really the best show I've seen in ages

gbx, Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

glad I finally pulled the trigger on this tour, catching them later this year

Simon H., Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

they're one of my top shows too. one show i went to had some active antagonism between the openers and OCs and the crowd and OCs and it made it even better, a little rock and roll danger going on. john dwyer also chugged an entire corona with just his face and mouth, pretty impressive

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 18 May 2019 23:17 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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