Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thee Oh Sees at Mercury Lounge



I didn’t realize it till now but I think I might be falling in love with Thee Oh Sees from San Francisco. After seeing them last night at the Mercury Lounge I’ve been listening to everything I can get my ugly hands on. I left the show last nite in a bit of a daze due to my typically illicit behavior…but everything I’ve been listening to today has been reinforcing my opinion about the show I saw last nite. It kicked a little bit of ass. The entire set wrecked the dirty surf/garage sound that I always thought more bands should strive for. The lead singer/guitarist John Dwyer probably glows in the dark. He hammered thru his 12 string…swallowed the shit out of the microphone…and added screams and yells to the sound of one hell of a band. I was probably most impressed by the drummer. That guy just killed it all nite long. Please Please check out their myspace and go see them if they are playing in your hood. Listen to I was denied. Also nyctaper was at the show. Good quality recordings are ready for download here.

I also loved Still Life Still. If you get a chance check them out. I love the song Kids and I think they may be on their way.

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