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Premiere: Osees Announce New Album, Share New Track “Dreary Nonsense”

Protean Threat Due Out September 18 via Castle Face

Jul 28, 2020 Photography by John Dwyer
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The ever changing musical identity of California garage-punk mastermind John Dwyer has morphed into a new permutation, Osees (formerly known as Oh Sees and Thee Oh Sees). OSees have just shared their new track "Dreary Nonsense," off of their forthcoming LP Protean Threat, due out September 18 via Castle Face, and we have the premiere. The track is a visceral melee of pulsing drums and wailing guitars all clocking in at less than two minutes. Check out the track, as well as album cover art, tracklist, and tour dates below.

A press kit for the announcement of the album included this statement from the band:

WITNESS THE EVER-CHANGING, EVER-MUTATING THREAT THAT IS 
REALITY
PERCEPTION IS UNDER DURESS
SENSIBILITY IS BENDING EVERYDAY UNDER THE BARRAGE OF NONSENSE 
WE MUST MAKE NOTE OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE HAVE BECOME 
LOOK INTO THE MIRROR OF THE PLANET-KILLERS 
PSYCHIC CANNIBALS INFILTRATE AND CONTAMINATE ONCE FAMILIAR AND SEEMINGLY SECURE TERRITORIES 
FORMIDABLE FOES INDEED 
WHAT POWERS THESE BEASTS?
WHAT FUELS DISCORD AND HATRED?
THE BEHEMOTH OF A “CIVIL” SOCIETY?
WHAT ARE THE WEAPONS AT OUR DISPOSAL?
GENEROSITY IS YOUR AEGIS AGAINST GREED
EMPATHY IS YOUR ARMOR TO DEFLECT APATHY
LOVE IS YOUR CLUB TO ABATE HATE 
THE FOG IS LIFTING AND HUMANS ARE OPENING THEIR EYES 

AND SO WE OFFER THIS FIELD RECORDING FROM THE PITS 
AS A QUICK BOOSTER BETWEEN PROTEIN PILLS AND RECYCLED SWEAT BEVERAGE 
ANTHEMS TO ASSIST YOU 
TO NOT WORSHIP AT THE ALTAR OF VIOLENCE AND GREED 
TO NOT OFFER YOURSELVES UP FOR FREE
TO STAND UP AND BE VIGILANT 
TRUTH WILL NOT BE FOUND IN THE SPEECHES AND PHOTO OPS OF YOUR OVERLORDS 
STAND STRONG AND TOGETHER UNDER THE GAZE OF YOUR OPPRESSORS
STAND VIGILANT, UNITED WITH THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGE AS YOU.
DEMAND RESPECT AND A PEACEFUL LIFE FOR ALL 

THIS RECORDING IS AT THE APOGEE OF SCUZZ
PUNK ANTHEM AMULETS FOR YOUR EARS AND HEART
A BATTERY FOR YOUR CORE
BE STRONG 
BE HUMAN 
BE LOVE

Protean Threat Tracklist:

01. Scramble Suit II
02. Dreary Nonsense
03. Upbeat Ritual
04. Red Study
05. Terminal Jape
06. Wing Run
07. Said The Shovel
08. Mizmuth
09. If I Had My Way
10. Toadstool
11. Gong of Catastrophe
12. Canopnr ’74
13. Persuaders Up!

Osees November 2020 Europe Tour:

05/11 - UK - Bristol - SWX
06/11 - UK - Birmingham - The Crossing
07/11 - UK - Glasgow - SWG3
08/11 - IRL - Dublin - Button Factory
09/11 - IRL - Dublin - Button Factory
11/11 - UK - Manchester - Albert Hall
13/11 - UK - Brighton - Chalk
15/11 - UK - Cambridge - Junction
16/11 - UK - London - Electric Ballroom
17/11 - UK - London - Electric Ballroom
18/11 - FR - Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
19/11 - FR - Bordeaux - Rock School Barbey
20/11 - FR - Biarritz - Atabal
22/11 - FR - Nîmes - Paloma
23/11 - FR - Lyon - Transbordeur
25/11 - DE - Dusseldorf - Zakk
26/11 - DE - Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg

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