Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thee Oh Sees - Help

Thee Oh Sees are a garage rock quartet from San Francisco. They came to my attention at some point in 2008 with the release of their debut full-length album The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In. For their latest effort they have tightened down the screws on their psych-infused garage rock, resulting in the band’s most accomplished release yet. The punk-paced power cords have just the right amount of crunch, the male-female vocals work together in perfect balance, and everything is filled out with thick layers of drums, delays, and distortion.

Here are a few words on the album from Insound:
"Help draws straight, dark lines to both the British psychedelic rock of bands like The Creation and the caveman thud of The Troggs while a Cramps-like appreciation for rockabilly lies not far below. The result is a sound somewhere beyond nostalgia, beyond the garage, beyond the fireside song and supposed goo-rock. Modern rock 'n' roll records don't come much better than this and Thee Oh Sees are one of the best bands going."
You can pick up Help on sweet pink vinyl through In The Red Records.