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Listen: Thee Oh Sees’ new song “The Lens”

on March 04, 2014, 8:59am

Despite being on an “indefinite hiatus”, San Francisco’s Thee Oh Sees will release a new album, Drop, on April 19th via frontman John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. Already we’ve heard album opener “Penetrating Eye”, and today the band’s unveiled “The Lens”. Here, the quartet display a rarely-seen softer side, forging a soft and mournful ballad marked by sweeipng strings, downbeat drums, and some of Dwyer’s most evocative crooning to date. It may not melt your face, but it should cause you to feel something in that ole’ ticker of yours. Listen in below.

Drop was recorded last fall at a “banana ripening warehouse.” It features contributions from Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick (from the Mallard), Casafis, and drummer Chris Woodhouse (who also owns the warehouse). The album is described as having “an emphasis on the pensive and the paranoid.”

Drop Tracklist:
01. Penetrating Eye
02. Encrypted Bounce
03. Savage Victory
04. Put Some Reverb on My Brother
05. Drop
06. Camera (Queer Sound)
07. King’s Noise
08. Transparent World
09. The Lens

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