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LISTEN: Thee Oh Sees Album Cuts
Mandy Townsend , April 9th, 2013 07:12

Have a listen to a couple of tracks from the band's new album Floating Coffin, out next week

Thee Oh Sees are set to unleash a new LP, Floating Coffins (artwork above), on April 16 via Castle Face Records and just to tease your ears, here are a couple of taster tracks:

Thee Oh Sees began as a mouthpiece for John Dwyer’s experimental talents, evolving into its current iteration as a fully-fledged crew of five, producing music that's a far cry from one man’s home recordings back in 2004.

Album closer ‘Minotaur’ touches on the tired, mundanity of working all day, proffering the only cure - "go to the beach instead" - all the while filling your head with surf riffs backed by sixties-style singers. While Minotaur is all lazy summer days, ‘Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster’s snarling riff is a ploy to make us pay attention to a matter Dwyer feels we aren’t focusing on enough - he explains: "That one's a song about war. It's like people take less notice of those horrors anymore. Dark goings-on are so ever present that they can just wash over you every day."