No doubt one of the hardest-working and touring-intensive bands out there, San Francisco garage-rock group Thee Oh Sees have announced a hiatus.
The news was delivered at Wednesday night’s show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco by frontman John Dwyer. “This will be the last Oh Sees show for a long while. So dig in.”
The band’s tour manager Annie Southward confirmed the news with SF Weekly (via COS). “They need a break after 5 years straight, so yes … hiatus time. Will be a little hard to continue with all the different locales so who know what is going to happen… Cross fingers, we all are (sure) that it’s not completely over.”
Southward noted that Dwyer has been growing increasingly tired of the San Francisco scene, and is planning to head to Los Angeles. “He’s been living in the Mission on 17th and Valencia, and watching that neighborhood as well as the city transform has been enough for him,” Southworth said. “He’s over it.” Several other members of the group are staying in the city, while keyboardist Brigid Dawson is planning on relocating to Santa Cruz.