Pure rock'n'roll energy and manic garage-pop thrills is what we got in the first ever Athens show by Thee Oh Sees. The San Francisco band has always been very prolific but as their most recent album "Carrion Crawler/The Dream" proves, they are currently at the top of their creative powers which translates in some truly inspiring live gigs, blessed by the holy spirit of rock'n'roll. Amen!
John Dwyer's quartet delivered with unique fervor a deafening 90-minute psychedelic garage sermon which kicked off with the tremendous "The Dream", one of the new album's highlights, and never lost any steam 'till the two-song encore which sealed off a tremendous night, thoroughly enjoyed by the wildly enthusiastic crowd.
Local psychedelic krautrock heroes Baby Guru (read also here) opened the show with a tight 45-minute set that added value to the whole experience. Good rock'n'roll vibrations to fight off the New Great Depression blues!
Here's a taste from Thee Oh Sees performance at An Club: this is a brand new track called "Lupine Dominus" from the forthcoming album "Putrifiers II" where a touch of krautrock groove is applied for some extra propulsion to the garage rock mayhem. Check out also the amazing way in which John Dwyer's vocals intertwine with Brigid Dawson's - a fine combination that proves to be one of the band's greatest strengths.
Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Dominus, live @ An Club (June 4, 2012)
|Baby Guru, live @ An Club (June 4, 2012)|