The Oh Sees are responsible for 19 releases in their 20-year existence, and almost as many band names. Among the titles in their word bank are OCS, Thee Oh Sees, The Ohsees and various other descendants of these phonemes. But it’s just as “Oh Sees” that they’ll release a new album, Smote Reverser, on Aug. 17, their second recording under that moniker.
The noise rockers shared the news Monday on Bandcamp, also clipping their new track, “Overthrown,” to the page. You can visit their page for a look at Smote Reverser’s foreboding album art, and you can also listen to the track, which quickly marches along with spiky guitar stints and Oh Sees’ characteristic noise spells, below.
The band released their most recent album, Orc, last August, so they’ll have had about a year between projects when Smote Reverser hits. For a band that works so quickly, the group currently made up of original member John Dwyer, Tim Hellman, Dan Rincon and Paul Quattrone is consistently resilient, churning out solid psych-noise slammers with each release—Orc was warmly received (by Paste, too).
You can check out our review of that album here and watch an Oh Sees performance from the Paste vault further down below.