Thee Oh Sees, “Minotaur”

Reggie McCafferty

San Francisco garage-psych rockers, Thee Oh Sees, are known for their prolificacy, having released 11 studio albums since 2003, not to mention the live records, collections and various EP's that they've also put out. Refusing to slow down, the band recently released one of the tracks off their forthcoming album Floating Coffin, set to be their fourth in less than two years time.

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You may wonder if it's even possible for a band to put out quality music at such an unreasonable rate, but it but it seems that Thee Oh Sees have actually outdone themselves this time. “Minotaur” is not quite the fast-paced frenzy that the band has been known for in years past. The track opens with violin, transitioning into a thumpy, slow-paced ballad. Singer John Dwyer is backed by a chorus of ahhs as he belts out lyrics encouraging listeners to forgo work to spend time at the beach.

Floating Coffin is the band's follow up to Thee Oh Sees' 2012 album, Putrifiers II. As the first single off the new record, “Minotaur” seems to indicate a change in direction for the band, reflecting a new-found maturity in structure and composition.

Thee Oh Sees, “Floating Coffin”

Floating Coffin is due out April 16 on Dwyer's label, Castle Face Records.

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