Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, guitarist (and Castle Face fearless leader) John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS (which is an acronym for Orinoka Crash Suite, Orange County Sound, or whatever Dwyer decided it was on any given day) initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.

In time OCS morphed into an actual band, and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees , and eventually as Thee Oh Sees.

Ils ne sont pas nombreux à pouvoir prétendre au statut d’icône du rock de leur vivant. John Dwyer, fondateur de Thee Oh Sees est de ceux là. A l’instar de Ty Segall, son meilleur ennemi et dont il a lancé la carrière, le Californien est aussi prolifique que génial. D’albums en concerts, le groupe dont le line up a évolué reste toujours aussi fort et pertinent et dépasse les étiquettes garage, punk, classic rock ou psyché.