The Daily Choice: Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler
I don’t know if there is any band currently performing that continues to not only elicit the kind of excitement Thee Oh Sees elicit for me, but also with each and every album live up to that nugget of electricity rattling about in my stomach. Though Castlemania, with its crazy voices and impromptu flute solos, wasn’t everyones bag of prog-garage tea, I found it as brilliant as everything else John Dwyer and crew have put out over the last seven or so years and the announcement of a second LP to be released in November has me clambering up the crow’s nest in sight of land. ”Carrion Crawler,” the first single off the album, dips back a little in to the more straight-up garage-bludgeoning of Thee Oh See’s past. I’d heard rumors that Dwyer wanted this album to “pummel” people but “Carrion Crawler” almost seems like a studio session warming up for a good solid pummeling. It’s loose and wild, with a poppy riff that snakes its way through the entire song, Dwyer’s nasally sneer holding everything together. Chalk up another Thee Oh Sees release that I preemptively imagine will melt out our eyeballs.
Carrion Crawler/The Dream is out November 15th on In The Red.