THEE OH SEES
THE MASTER'S BEDROOM IS WORTH SPENDING A NIGHT IN
TOM117 | released: 07/04/2008 | LP
via Anost (Europe) via SCD (USA)
01 Block Of Ice
02 Visit Colonel
03 Grease 2
04 Ghost In The Trees
05 Two Drummers Disappear
06 Graveyard Drug Party
07 The Master’s Bedroom
09 Adult Acid
10 The Coconut
11 Maria Stacks
12 Poison Finger
13 You Will See This Dog
15 Koka Kola Jingle
"This music, these people... offer nothing but proof that songs... and sound for that matter... can play us as instruments."
- Dave Sitek, recording engineer and member of TV on the Radio
Somewhere beyond nostalgia, beyond the garage, somewhere beyond the fireside song and supposed goo-rock, you will find the latest incarnation of Thee Oh Sees, now a quartet composed of John Dwyer (OCS, Coachwhips, Pink & Brown), Brigid Dawson, Petey Dammit!, and Mike Shoun. The prolific John Dwyer contends again for best album of his career with The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In, out April 8, 2008 on Tomlab/Castle-Face. Following 2007's understated and unjustly ignored Sucks Blood, The Master's Bedroom weaves Dwyer's signature AM radio howl with the catchiest of driving tunes, Dawson's gorgeous harmonies, heightened fidelity, thick spring-reverbed bombast, mighty drums (at times in pairs), and an undeniable pull.
The tracks were recorded by Chris Woodhouse in San Francisco except three which were done with Chris Moore and Dave Sitek in New York City. From the introductory wailing feeback of "Block Of Ice" to the heavy-footed trudge of "You Will See This Dog Before You Die," you will be captivated. The Master's Bedroom is undeniable.