Thee Oh Sees: Fortress 7-inch (Castle Face) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Thee Oh Sees

Fortress 7-inch

Castle Face

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Hot on the heels of last year's excellent Mutilator Defeated at Last, perhaps the best of their 10 albums to date (16 if you count earlier albums released under the four different names), Thee Oh Sees start off 2016 by doing what they do best. That is, of course, releasing more music. As such, these two non-album tracks lack nothing of the quality of Mutilator's finest moments and sound like they could've easily wound up on the album. The B-side of the titular A-side is "Man in a Suitcase" and while I was hoping for a cover of the 1980 Zenyatta Mondatta-era Police classic of the same name, this is another fine original composition. There is no one else today, other than perhaps Ty Segall, who so effortlessly combines psych, garage punk, glam rock, Krautrock, and '70s hard rock heaviness into one package. I can't wait for album number 11. (www.theeohsees.com

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