Thee Oh Sees Change Name to Oh Sees, Announce ‘Orc’, Release First Track “The Static God”

Thee Oh Sees Change Name to Oh Sees, Announce ‘Orc’, Release First Track “The Static God”


Thee Oh Sees The Static God OrcAs if we weren’t already teetering on the brink, John Dwyer has decided to complicate things further by changing the name of his beloved band from Thee Oh Sees to Oh Sees. Fortunately, this potentially turmoil-inducing announcement, which we imagine was reached after months of deliberation (and several bowls), is accompanied by news of a new album, Orc. The record will be delivered August 25 via Dwyer’s label Castle Face Records. This bombshell comes with the release of the first track, “The Static God”, which you can listen to below.

Dwyer’s project turns 20 years young this year and this isn’t the first time he’s fiddled with the name. Other iterations have included The Oh Sees or The Ohsees. Dwyer has also made a number of personnel adjustments over the band’s history, with the current incarnation featuring Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone on drums, and Tim Hellman on bass. And, it appears Brigid Dawson has a hand in the new record, which is the project’s 19th.

There is no pre-order available as of yet, but we do have a track list for Orc, which we’ve laid out below. So, for now, we recommend you strap in and pay homage to the first single, “The Static God”.

Oh Sees also continue to tour up a storm, see dates below.

ORC TRACKLISTING
1. The Static God
2. Nite Expo
3. Animated Violence
4. Keys To The Castle
5. Jettison
6. Cadaver Dog
7. Paranoise
8. Cooling Tower
9. Drowned Beast
10. Raw Optics

OH SEES TOUR DATES
Thu. June 7 – Milano, IT @ Magnolia
Fri. June 8 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew
Sat. June 9 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Sun. June 10 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song
Mon. June 11 – Bordeaux, FR @ le block
Tue. June 12 – Tours, FR @ le temps machine
Thu. June 14 – Manchester University, UK @ Transformers
Sat. June 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Phono Del Sol Festival
Sat. July 22 – Sun. July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF
Sun. Aug. 6 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
Tue. Aug. 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Thu. Aug. 10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Fri. Aug. 11 – Gothenburg, DW @ Way Out West Festival
Sat. Aug. 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Fri. Aug. 18 – Saint Malo, FR @ La Route du Rock
Sat. Aug. 19 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Sept. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Mon. Sept. 4 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas Outside
Tue. Sept. 5 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
Wed. Sept. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Sept. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
Sun. Sept. 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Wed. Sept. 13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu. Sept. 14 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe I Le National
Fri. Sept. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theater
Sat. Sept. 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Tue. Sept. 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Fri. Sept. 22 – Missoula, MT @ Monk’s
Sat. Sept. 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Sun. Sept. 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Mon. Sept. 25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom