Thee Oh Sees

Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

After years of plying a twisted but uneven dalliance between psychedelia, garage punk, and noise, San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees distilled their focus to fine effect on 2011's Carrion Crawler/The Dream. That sweet streak continues on Floating Coffin, whose darker, more foreboding tone covers a lot of stylistic ground in its 10 tracks. Opener "I Come From the Mountain" echoes the epic intensity of The Dream with a frantic, driving buzz punctuated by echo-sodden whoops and hollers. "Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster" pits earth-blasting guitar against a slinky, black-eyed groove, then the title track hurls you into a spiraling sonic void. "No Spell" begins life in a mellow, prog-rock glow that unfolds into frizzed-up, psych-punk bliss, while "Strawberries 1 + 2" morphs a Memphian trash-rock showdown into a gloriously listing dirge. The viola-driven, droll pop facade of "Minotaur" strikes the perfect closing sentiment. (Friday, 6:25pm, Black stage)


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