Osees are not a band to stick to one easy name and branding for too long. Formerly – and most commonly – known as The Oh Sees, the American psych-rockers last week unveiled a new track as Osees, accompanying the announcement of the band’s first full-length album under the new moniker.
‘Dreary Nonsense’ clocks in at just a minute and a half, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in vibes. A fast-paced and heavy track characteristic of the band, ‘Dreary Nonsense’ is vastly different in style to the slow, heavy psych beats of last year’s two-part LP, ‘The 12″ Synth’. This isn’t a negative, of course – it only serves to showcase the versatility that has made Osees so continuously interesting in a career spanning more than two decades.
The track came alongside an announcement for Protean Threat – the band’s first album as Osees, and their first album release of 2020. The band have a string of UK tour dates booked for November, and whilst it may seem a little optimistic to pine for their gigs, we can only pray we’ll be able to see the new album performed live before too long.
Check out ‘Dreary Nonsense’ below.