Repress! A friend and devotee of preeminent providence noise rock act Lightning Bolt, the majority of John Dwyer's repertoire falls on the indie spectrum's more visceral wave lengths. He was Pink in Pink and Brown, fronted Coachwhips, and played guitar in the dysfunctional Hospitals. Dwyer's newest band, Thee Oh Sees. 'newest' because they've only been around for six albums - albeit in different incarnations, under several different names (OCS, The Oh Sees, et al.) With several different sounds. Formed in the wake of his more volatile commitments, Thee Oh Sees started as an extension of Dwyer's softer side. Their early recordings were somber and beautiful. Last year, Thee Oh Sees made an unexpected turn, delivering their wildest, weirdest, hardest rocking record yet with The Master's Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night in. Now Thee Oh Sees have followed it with an even wilder, more hard-rocking record, Help. The album weaves Dwyer's signature am radio howl with the catchiest of driving tunes, Brigid Dawson's gorgeous harmonies, heightened fidelity, thick spring-reverbed bombast, mighty drums, and an undeniable pull. The result is a sound somewhere beyond nostalgia, beyond the garage, beyond the fireside song and supposed goo-rock.
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