Oh Sees change their name to Osees and announce their latest album, Protean Threat

The band were previously Thee Oh Sees and had a side project named OCS.

Oh Sees have changed their name (again) to Osees and announced a new album, entitled Protean Threat.

The latest version of John Dywer’s psychedelic rock outfit have also shared the first single from the new project, entitled Dreary Nonsense. Take a listen to the short song below:

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It’s the latest of many band name changes the group has seen since it’s inception: they’ve worked under the names Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, The Ohsees, The Oh Sees, and Thee Oh Sees. The band released ‘Facestabber’ as Oh Sees in 2019, while Dwyer shared ‘Bug on Yonkers’ under his Damaged Bug moniker earlier this year.

The announcement came alongside an all-caps, all-consuming statement, which is effectively impossible to break up into relevant chunks of information. Therefore, it is reprinted in full below:

“WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS
REALITY
PERCEPTION IS UNDER DURESS
SENSIBILITY IS BENDING EVERYDAY UNDER THE BARRAGE OF NONSENSE
WE MUST MAKE NOTE OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE HAVE BECOME
LOOK INTO THE MIRROR OF THE PLANET-KILLERS
PSYCHIC CANNIBALS INFILTRATE AND CONTAMINATE ONCE FAMILIAR AND SEEMINGLY SECURE TERRITORIES
FORMIDABLE FOES INDEED
WHAT POWERS THESE BEASTS?
WHAT FUELS DISCORD AND HATRED?
THE BEHEMOTH OF A “CIVIL” SOCIETY?
WHAT ARE THE WEAPONS AT OUR DISPOSAL?
GENEROSITY IS YOUR AEGIS AGAINST GREED
EMPATHY IS YOUR ARMOR TO DEFLECT APATHY
LOVE IS YOUR CLUB TO ABATE HATE
THE FOG IS LIFTING AND HUMANS ARE OPENING THEIR EYES

AND SO WE OFFER THIS FIELD RECORDING FROM THE PITS
AS A QUICK BOOSTER BETWEEN PROTEIN PILLS AND RECYCLED SWEAT BEVERAGE
ANTHEMS TO ASSIST YOU
TO NOT WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR OF VIOLENCE AND GREED
TO NOT OFFER YOURSELVES UP FOR FREE
TO STAND UP AND BE VIGILANT
TRUTH WILL NOT BE FOUND IN THE SPEECHES AND PHOTO OPS OF YOUR OVERLORDS
STAND STRONG AND TOGETHER UNDER THE GAZE OF YOUR OPPRESSORS
STAND VIGILANT, UNITED WITH THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGE AS YOU.
DEMAND RESPECT AND A PEACEFUL LIFE FOR ALL

THIS RECORDING IS AT THE APOGEE OF SCUZZ
PUNK ANTHEM AMULETS FOR YOUR EARS AND HEART
A BATTERY FOR YOUR CORE
BE STRONG
BE HUMAN
BE LOVE”

Protean Threat will be released 18 September via Castle Face records. Its full tracklist is below.

  1. Scramble Suit II
  2. Dreary Nonsense
  3. Upbeat Ritual
  4. Red Study
  5. Terminal Jape
  6. Wing Run
  7. Said the Shovel
  8. Mizmuth
  9. If I Had My Way
  10. Toadstool
  11. Gong of Catastrophe
  12. Canopnr 74
  13. Persuaders Up!
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