The forever name-changing and prolific force to be reckoned with Oh Sees released their indulgent double album Face Stabber last month. The John Dwyer-led band previously described the 80 minute and 23 second album as "Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf.” While probably a joke, it’s not a completely inaccurate description of their experimental twenty-second studio album. With a wide range of genres like krautrock, punk, thrash metal, no-wave, and psychedelic all thrown into a blender, it’s safe to say that flaccid algorithmic pop-barf is nowhere to be found on the record.
Where you may find barf, though, is while viewing the incredibly gory video for Face Stabber track "Gholü." Animated and directed by Leo Nicholson, the video is centered around cannibalistic puppets that mimic the storyline of the song’s lyrics. “One more gasp from a beaten bleeder / One more meal stored in my freezer / Take a lump of that / Take a whiff of that then chew,” barks Dwyer over the propulsive and raucous thrash track.
Nicholson had this to say about the video:
The puppets in “Gholü” were made by Nicholson and his wife Natasha and featured props and sets by Alan Barr with additional sets by Ian Watson and Sarah Edwards. Find more of the Nicholsons' animation work on Instagram and watch the video below..Face Stabber is out now via Castle Face Records.
Oh Sees will be in Seattle for a two-night stint at Neumos on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Watch their 2017 KEXP in-studio performance below.
"Enrique El Cobrador" comes from Oh Sees' 21st studio album Smote Reverser.
If there is one thing Sasquatch crowds seem to agree on, it is that Thee Oh Sees are awesome. Fronted by the quite charismatic multi-instrumentalist John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees tore up the Bigfoot Stage on Day One of 2017's Sasquatch Music Festival, resulting in a sweaty, bro-laden mosh pit and necess…