10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Thee Oh Sees routinely use their albums to explore well beyond the blistering ground zero of their garage-psych roots, and this 2011 opus is no different. For every heady whiff of familiarity, we’re treated to attention-grabbing zigzags into mock-sinister psych boogie (“Contraption/Soul Desert”), syrupy ragas (“Crack in Your Eye”) and funk-stabbed instrumentals (“Chem-Farmer”). Beyond that, keyboardist Brigid Dawson spends more time at the mic, and there’s no ignoring the powerhouse rhythm section that holds down the California band’s divergent trailblazing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Thee Oh Sees routinely use their albums to explore well beyond the blistering ground zero of their garage-psych roots, and this 2011 opus is no different. For every heady whiff of familiarity, we’re treated to attention-grabbing zigzags into mock-sinister psych boogie (“Contraption/Soul Desert”), syrupy ragas (“Crack in Your Eye”) and funk-stabbed instrumentals (“Chem-Farmer”). Beyond that, keyboardist Brigid Dawson spends more time at the mic, and there’s no ignoring the powerhouse rhythm section that holds down the California band’s divergent trailblazing.

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