Oh Sees change name to Osees, announce new album ‘Protean Threat’

The band also shared new single 'Dreary Nonsense'

Oh Sees have changed their name to Osees and announced a new album, entitled ‘Protean Threat’.

The latest version of John Dywer’s psych outfit have also shared the first single from the new project, entitled ‘Dreary Nonsense’. Clocking in at a minute and a half, hear it below:

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Fans of the band will not be surprised at the name change; since Dwyer expanded the project to a full band, they’ve worked under the names Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, The Ohsees, The Oh Sees, and Thee Oh Sees.

The band released ‘Facestabber’ as Oh Sees in 2019, while Dwyer shared ‘Bug on Yonkers’ under his Damaged Bug moniker earlier this year.

‘Protean Threat’ will be released September 18 via Castle Face.

Osees released an all-caps, abstract and angry statement accompanying the announcement, describing the new album as “the apogee of scuzz punk anthem amulets for your ears and hearts” – read it below:

“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

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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”

The tracklist of Osees’ ‘Protean Threat’ is:

1. ‘Scramble Suit II’
2. ‘Dreary Nonsense’
3. ‘Upbeat Ritual’
4. ‘Red Study’
5. ‘Terminal Jape’
6. ‘Wing Run’
7. ‘Said the Shovel’
8. ‘Mizmuth’
9. ‘If I Had My Way’
10. ‘Toadstool’
11. ‘Gong of Catastrophe’
12. ‘Canopnr ’74’
13. ‘Persuaders Up!’

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