Thee Oh Sees can’t be stopped: new album and extensive tour announced

Thee Oh Sees can't be stopped: new album and extensive tour announced

As if releasing two of TMT’s favorite records of the year in 2011 wasn’t enough, the San Fran psychedelic garage rockers Thee Oh Sees have announced yet another new album and an extensive itinerary of festival and tour dates to keep you chock full of spooky tunes all the way through October. Just in time for Halloween!

This is Thee Oh Sees, so the sound on the forthcoming LP Putrifiers II, out September 11 on In The Red, continues the group’s ever-shifting evolution as a sonic entity. Referenced acts include the notably chiller environs of Scott Walker, The Velvet Underground, The Zombies, and the shrouded-in-mystery Japanese act Les Rallizes Denudes, and the record is said to feature “Eno-esque engineering,” a hint of Krautrock and the occasional viola. Mix it all up and you get Putrifiers II. They tried brewing up a dash of Celine Dion, a smidgen of free jazz, and just a touch of Diamanda Galas and Rogers and Hammerstein showtunes for Putrifiers I, but it exploded and so they moved on to Putrifiers II. Needless to say, scrapping the first effort was probably a wise call.

But before you can get putrified using headphones, you’ll have to hear the new tracks in person when Thee Oh Sees roll through your town to tear up your local bar or music fests stages with their unique brand of riotous music playing. Things kick off at some music festival in Chicago, then carry for the next 3+ months in just about every corner of this here North American continent. As an added bonus, Thee Oh Sees have paired with some pretty awesome openers to sweeten the deal. Make sure and show up on time to see Sic Alps or co-headliner Ty Segall depending on where you live.


07.15.12 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.20.12 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
08.03.12 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
08.04.12 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
08.05.12 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08.10.12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
09.06.12 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.09.12 - Los Angeles CA - El Rey #
09.10.12 - Bar Pink San Diego CA $
09.11.12 - Las Vegas, NV - Neon Reverb Festival
09.13.12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater *
09.14.12 - Oklahoma City, OK - ACM @UCO *
09.15.12 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa *
09.18.12 - Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm *
09.19.12 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree Cafe *
09.20.12 - Nashville, TN - Zombie Shop *
09.21.12 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
09.22.12 - Brooklyn, NY - The Well *
09.23.12 - Asbury Park, NJ - ATP *
09.25.12 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
09.26.12 - Toronto, ON - The Hoxton *
09.29.12 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
09.30.12 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club *
09.23.12 - Asbury Park, NJ - ATP
10.02.12 - Missoula MT - VFW $
10.03.12 - Calgary, AB - Broken City $
10.04.12 - Calgary, AB - Broken City $
10.06.12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater $

* Ty Segall (co-headlining)
# Sic Alps + The Mallard
$ Sic Alps

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