Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania

Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania

  • £30.00


Repress! San Francisco’s incredibly prolific Thee Oh Sees are back with another full-length album of original tracks plus a smattering of covers. while the group’s previous releases on In The Red, ‘Help’ and ‘Warm Slime’, showcase their amped-up, reverb-drenched garage-psych pummel, on ‘Castlemania’, John Dwyer and company take a more low key approach. Dwyer himself describes Castlemania as “summer-y and poppy”; on many of the tracks, electric guitars are jettisoned for acoustic, and the normally echo-laden vocals are a bit clearer. Happy pop melodies, sweet and somber tunes, psychedelic moves galore, cover versions of the creation and the west coast pop art experimental band, and at least one garage stomper all rub elbows on Thee Oh Sees’ ‘Sunshine Pop’ album. Its release couldn’t be more perfectly suited to the time of the year when the sunny skies return and the flowers start blooming.

Tracklist

A1 I Need Seed
A2 Corprophangist (A Bath Perhaps)
A3 Stinking Cloud
A4 Corrupted Coffin
A5 Pleasure Blimp
A6 A Wall, A Century
B1 Spider Cider
B2 The Whipping Continues
B3 Blood On The Deck
B4 Castlemania
B5 AA Warm Breeze
B6 Idea For A Rubber Dog
B7 The Horse Was Lost
C1 I Won't Hurt You
C2 If I Stay Too Long
C3 What Are We Craving?