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Thee Oh Sees

A Weird Exits (Castle Face)

Friday SOS Record Reviews

Seventeenth album from the freaky forefathers of California skuzz, A Weird Exits somehow captures Thee Oh Sees at their best. Led by manic John Dwyer, the prolific and pulverizing San Fran fourpiece incorporates the usual: lyrics blurred into oblivion by distorted, ethereal vocals above a thrash of ripping, fuzz guitars and caveman drums, Dwyer's shouts of "woo!" punctuating the madness. Spacey instrumental "Jammed Entrance," organ-driven "The Axis," and the nearly eight-minute "Crawl Out From the Fall Out" offer some reprieve from more propulsive cuts "Gelatinous Cube" and "Dead Man's Gun," which conjure up sloshing beer and moshing bodies in dim, dirty venues. (Fri., 10:25pm, the Keep stage)

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