RIYL: Dwyerism

Label: Castle Face Records

Oppmerksomhet! The upcoming Oh Sees– album “Smote Reverser” has gone up for pre-sales on all Castle Face-sites within the last 24 hrs!

Constantly gaining momentum, John Dwyer’s highly versatile power-psych outfit might very well have spawned the one slab to rule them all (making it a double at that).  The energy found within the first 2 available tracks is raw pressure canned with pure pleasure, and it seems they have brought forth a beast of immense magnitude! The promise of a of a heavy prog-vibe throughout sounds like a dream come true, and presented by that sleeve man.. that artwork is sooo sick!  This whole concept just tickles me in all the right places, simultaneously!

As usual Dwyer’s own Castle Face Records has a couple of Limited Vinyl Editions up for grabs via mailorder only, and the “Peacock Blood” and “Velvet Smoke” variants both look absolutely ace. There’s also a standard Black Vinyl edition available, and your favourite indie-store will be stocking an exclusive Yellow variant.

In addition to the US-store (Buy Now-Button underneath) there’s also few of these allocated to their branches in the UK and AU, but be quick as stock is running low


The Details

Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy LP of head-destroying psych epics to grok and rock out to. You’ll notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of "Memory of a Cut Off Head” alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas...the Quattrone/Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Reverser is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman. Hope you’re hungry as these platters are piled high.

Colored vinyl is limited to one each per customer. Preorders will ship by the release date of August 17th.

Thanks to Chris for the tip!

Price $30

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