Anyone who’s releasing their fourteenth album has the right to do a little experimenting. Of course, that’ll be nothing new for Thee Oh Sees, who have been unpredictable since their formation in the 90s. Whether it’s an especially screeching guitar section or a surprise appearance from Ty Segall, it’s hard to know what Thee Oh Sees will be up to next. For now, we have their new single, “Flood’s New Light,” to tide us over.
The combination of rousing beats and a catchy, bob-your-head chorus fits the song well. Pitchfork seems to think so too — deeming “Flood’s New Light” a Best New Track. Frontman John Dwyer clearly put a lot into this high-energy track, appropriately backed up by keyboardist/singer Brigid Dawson, guitarist Petey Dammit, and drummer Mike Shoun. The quartet are very much an ensemble, and their music reflects as such.
The full album, Putrifiers II, drops September 11 on In The Red Records.
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