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11/34/13: In music circles, it's not often that experimental projects become an outlet for something so much bigger. But that's just what happened for John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees, which ultimately evolved into a full-size band and a full-time gig.
A project born in San Francisco, California, Thee Oh Sees was Dwyer's outlet for his instrumental home recordings. But today they've become a cohesive unit known for their energetic live shows and capricious visual aesthetic (which often brings together cartoon imagery and horror). Like their sounds and vision evolving over time, the band also changed names and has been known as Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, and The Oh Sees (Ohsees).
What's high on the band's list of accomplishments? Their song "Tidal Wave" was featured in the pool scene of the episode "Salud" (Season 4, Episode 10) of the smash hit television series, "Breaking Bad." Another track, "The Dream," was used for the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Those accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg for Dwyer and Co., who have seven albums to their name including the latest, "Floating Coffin."
Called "heavier" and "darker" than their previous projects, "Floating Coffin" has also been described by Dwyer as occurring "in the mindset of a world that's perpetually war-ridden." It was released on April 16, 2013 and was praised by one critic who called it "enthusiastic and strange, a perfect good-tie balance of the artfully absurd and the sonically robust."
The release of "Floating Coffin" sparked a US tour with The Blind Shake and Obniis that runs through the middle of November.
Thee Oh Sees Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Carrion Crawler/The Dream||2011|
|In the Shadow of the Giant||2009|
|Peanut Butter Oven EP||2009|
|The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In||2008|
|Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion||2008|
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Thee Oh Sees Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/05/2014 San Francisco CA The Chapel 12/04/2014 San Francisco CA The Chapel 12/02/2014 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 11/28/2014 Saint Paul MN Amsterdam Bar and Hall 11/26/2014 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 11/25/2014 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 11/24/2014 Detroit MI PJ's Lager House 11/23/2014 Toronto ON Danforth Music Hall 11/22/2014 Montreal QC Le National 11/21/2014 Brooklyn NY Warsaw 11/18/2014 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/17/2014 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts 11/16/2014 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade 11/15/2014 Nashville TN Exit In 11/13/2014 Birmingham AL The Bottletree Cafe 11/12/2014 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks 11/09/2014 Denton TX Hailey's 11/08/2014 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 11/07/2014 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 09/01/2014 Toulouse Metronum 08/29/2014 Vevey Jardin Roussy 08/27/2014 Berlin BE Berghain 08/26/2014 Dresden SN Scheune 08/25/2014 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 08/19/2014 Marina di Ravenna Hana-Bi 08/16/2014 London London The Garage 07/20/2014 Pomona CA The Glass House 07/05/2014 Oakland CA Mosswood Park 07/01/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 06/14/2014 Brooklyn NY McCarren Park 06/01/2014 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/31/2014 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall 05/30/2014 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/29/2014 Los Angeles CA Echoplex
Thee Oh Sees Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/18/2013 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 11/15/2013 Los Angeles CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 11/14/2013 Los Angeles CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 11/13/2013 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 11/12/2013 San Diego CA Bar Pink 11/10/2013 Albuquerque NM Low Spirits 11/08/2013 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/06/2013 New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks 11/02/2013 Atlanta GA Terminal West 10/31/2013 Winston-Salem NC Krankies Coffee 10/30/2013 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts 10/29/2013 New York NY Irving Plaza 10/27/2013 Brooklyn NY 285 Kent 10/25/2013 Columbus OH Alrosa Villa 10/24/2013 Detroit MI The Shelter 10/23/2013 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 10/22/2013 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 10/21/2013 Saint Paul MN Amsterdam Bar and Hall 10/18/2013 Calgary AB The Republik 10/15/2013 Portland OR Hawthorne Theatre 10/14/2013 Seattle WA The Crocodile 08/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 07/30/2013 Marina di Ravenna Hana-Bi 07/22/2013 Amsterdam North Holland Bitterzoet 07/20/2013 Paris 104 / Cent Quatre 07/18/2013 Dour Wal La Plaine de La Machine a Feu 07/13/2013 San Francisco CA Potrero Del Sol Park 06/08/2013 San Francisco CA The Eagle 05/26/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 05/24/2013 Lyon Le Marche Gare 05/22/2013 Barcelona Catalonia Parc del Forum 05/21/2013 Cologne Museum Ludwig 05/20/2013 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 05/19/2013 Tourcoing B4 Le Grand Mix 05/17/2013 Eindhoven Areafiftyone 05/15/2013 Rennes l'Antipode 05/14/2013 Bordeaux I.BOAT 05/12/2013 La Rochelle B7 La Sirene 05/11/2013 Amiens LA LUNE DES PIRATES 05/09/2013 London London Scala 05/07/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Brudenell Social Club 05/04/2013 Dublin D Whelan's 04/29/2013 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/15/2013 Austin TX Volstead Lounge 03/14/2013 Austin TX Volstead Lounge 03/07/2013 Denton TX Downtown Denton 02/24/2013 Seoul Sangsangmadang 02/23/2013 Hong Kong Hidden Agenda Live House 02/21/2013 Beijing 11 Mao Livehouse 02/20/2013 Osaka Conpass 02/18/2013 Tokyo 13 O-Nest 02/15/2013 Gold Coast Qld Elsewhere 02/14/2013 Brisbane Qld The Zoo 02/13/2013 Byron Bay Nsw The Northern 02/11/2013 Canberra Act Transit Bar 02/08/2013 Wellington Mighty Mighty 02/06/2013 Geelong Vic Barwon Club 02/02/2013 PERTH WA The Bakery 01/31/2013 Melbourne Vic Hi-Fi 01/12/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent 01/11/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent
Thee Oh Sees Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/20/2012 San Francisco CA The Chapel 10/26/2012 Pioneertown CA Pappy & Harriet's 10/12/2012 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 10/09/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 10/08/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 10/07/2012 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 10/06/2012 Vancouver BC Rickshaw Theatre 10/04/2012 Calgary AB Broken City 10/03/2012 Calgary AB Broken City 10/02/2012 Missoula MT VFW Hall 09/30/2012 Saint Paul MN Turf Club 09/29/2012 Madison WI High Noon Saloon 09/28/2012 Chicago IL Logan Square Auditorium 09/28/2012 Chicago IL Logan Square Auditorium 09/27/2012 Detroit MI PJ's Lager House 09/26/2012 Toronto ON The Hoxton 09/25/2012 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 09/23/2012 New York NY Pier 36 09/22/2012 Brooklyn NY The Well 09/22/2012 Brooklyn NY The Wick and the Well 09/21/2012 New York NY Pier 36 09/21/2012 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre 09/18/2012 Atlanta GA The Goat Farm 09/15/2012 Austin TX La Zona Rosa 09/13/2012 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 09/11/2012 Las Vegas NV Bunkhouse Saloon 09/10/2012 San Diego CA Bar Pink 09/09/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 09/08/2012 Oakland CA The Uptown Nightclub 08/29/2012 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/04/2012 Big Sur CA Henry Miller Library 07/20/2012 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 07/15/2012 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 05/16/2012 San Francisco CA Brick & Mortar Music Hall 03/06/2012 San Francisco CA The Independent
Thee Oh Sees Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/23/2011 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 11/23/2011 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 11/13/2011 Baltimore MD Sonar 10/16/2011 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 02/18/2011 Lawrence KS Granada