Thee Oh Sees Vinyl, CD & tapes by Thee Oh Sees at Norman Records

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Thee Oh Sees
Mutilator Defeated At Last

A new year, a new album. That’s how it goes. Thee Oh Sees are back with more dirty, messy rock. Having strayed from their noisy ways on 2014's Drop, their new album Mutilator Defeated at Last is right back on our favorite track of unforgiving tracks packed with racks of distorting effects and overdriven amplifier stacks.

John Dwyer
Vinegar Mirror

Just in case you didn’t know, John Dwyer is not only the creative and driving force behind everyone’s favourite San Francisco rock band Oh Sees and co-owner of the Castle Face label, he also likes to take photos. Vinegar Mirror is a coffee table book filled with his photos taken between 2009 and 2013. The book depicts what caught Dwyer’s eye from his home in San Francisco to pretty much everywhere else.

Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
Ballet Of Apes

Brigid Dawson was once a member of Thee Oh Sees. Here she’s stepping out with a new gang - The Mothers Network. Ballet of Apes is their debut album. It was recorded in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Australia with a number of musicians, namely, Mikey Young of Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Mike Donovan of Sic Alps, Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys and Fellow Oh Sees member Mike Shoun and Sunwatchers.
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OCS
Live In San Francisco

OCS. Oh Sees. Thee Oh Sees. All the same thing. This is OCS Live In San Francisco. This was originally released as a very limited 4LP set. Now we have a 2LP version which will be much easier to get your hands on. It is released via Rock Is Hell, a label which released some early stuff by Thee Oh Sees. 2LP on Rock Is Hell limited to 1700 copies.

Thee Oh Sees
Drop

Though it was made by John Dwyer mostly alone, Drop is one of Thee Oh Sees most vital records. He relies on guests to flesh out the sound rather than a tight rocking band but you could never tell. Effervescent garage rock that absolutely kills live and if that's not enough for you then you gotta love a record that was made in a banana ripening warehouse.  
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Thee Oh Sees
Floating Coffin

Which one is this then? It seems it was the fourteenth album from the endless splurge of creativity that comes from the noggin' of John Dwyer and his Thee Oh Sees friends. Released in 2013 the album was more of a group effort than earlier discs, heavy and dark it contained matched their garage rock racket with quieter, more reflective moments. 
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Thee Oh Sees
An Odd Entrances

Thee Oh Sees take a slight break from their constant forward motion by adding something to a previous release: An Odd Entrances is to be considered as a sister album to A Weird Exits. Dwyer and co here explore the flipside to their usual frantic garage thrashings, with a set of calmer tracks full of cellos and flutes. Gorgeous as ever of course. On Castle Face, naturally.

Thee Oh Sees
Dog Poison

Dog Poison was the third album to be written under Thee Oh Sees moniker and was originally released in 2009 on the fledgling Captured Tracks. It appears from the liner notes that lead Oh See John Dwyer does most things on this album which even then was finding new ways to keep their garage rock template fresh injecting more textures and layers than their earlier scuzz racket. 
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Thee Oh Sees
Singles Vol 1 and 2

This is a brilliant collection of every single and compilation that California workaholics Thee Oh Sees (there's a high chace you know them as something different, having had seven other names since they started in 1997) have ever put out. It's very lo-fi in places but really thrilling and organic. If you've ever listened to anything from the wide spectrum of guitar music then there's something in here for you. 
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Thee Oh Sees
Sucks Blood

Nice selling point in that this is the first black vinyl re-press of Thee Oh Sees seventh album in many years. Bugger all that coloured vinyl nonsense eh? We want the original and best vinyl colour. Produced by pop person Kelley Stolz it was the first record released on their own imprint Castle Face and is as usual jammed full of their psych rock and garage experiments. 
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Thee Oh Sees
Carrion Crawler / The Dream

He never stops does he? This was Thee Oh Sees 2011 album originally culled from two planned EPs (hence the double header). Possibly because of that it's a little longer than the usual Oh Sees output clocking in at a near progressive rock 40 minutes. It was recorded pretty much live to tape and exudes a sound that John Dwyer himself describes as pummel and throb.  
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Thee Oh Sees / Total Control
Split

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Oh Sees
Face Stabber

Some things are always true.  You're always less than 6 months away from a John Dwyer release. That release will be by a band using a variant on Oh Sees as its name. Dwyer will have recorded some of that album wearing jean shorts that stop below the knee. And the songs that fill that release will be high intensity fuzzy garage rock. 
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Thee Oh Sees
Grave Blockers

You’re thinking how on earth do Thee Oh Sees manage to put so many new records out, right? Well, in the case of this one it’s a reissue. Grave Blockers was originally released in 2006 and sees John Dwyer et al in a gentler mood, playing some psych-folk rather than the unhinged garage rock to which we’ve become accustomed.
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Thee Oh Sees
Fortress

Thee Oh Sees really love ‘Fortress’ imagery don’t they? I’m sure this is the 3rd or 4th release associated with fortresses, always suggesting that John Dwyer’s garage-punk heroes are mounting a dramatic adventure. Lovely. The Fortress single is a stand-alone release recorded in the same sessions as the recent Mutilator album, plus a live cut on the flip! 7” on Castle Face.

Oh Sees
Smote Reverser

Seemingly incapable of stopping making music for one second, this is Oh Sees 6th album in the last three years if you include Thee Oh Sees and OCS in that tally. Yet Dwyer keeps pushing forward with his double drum line up with all kinds of alumni making guest appearances. Expect more scorching psych but this time with a heavy prog vibe (see sleeve).   
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OCS
Memory Of A Cut Off Head

What must it be like to make a record every week? Well John Dwyer is trying to find out with his various Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees and OCS records simultaneously causing panic within our filing system. This latest release sees him reunite with vocal foil Brigid Dawson creating a hushed affair at odds with his recent energetic garage rock. Back to the roots. Quiet and sumptuous. 

Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall
The Drag / Maria Stacks

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Oh Sees
Orc

Rebranded garage rock professors Oh Sees have become a little more informal with this one -- "please, call me Oh Sees", they ask as you step into their office for a chat. Cool dads. They follow up duelling records A Weird Exits and An Odd Entrances (one a hard-hitting, twice-drummed psych rock record, the other a soft experimental curveball) with Orc, which is loud and turgid a la its title. Some of the gnarliest work here, it would appear -- "ew" is the watchword.

Thee Oh Sees
Help

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Damaged Bug
Bunker Funk

Damaged Bug is the cracked-up solo project of Thee Oh Sees frontman and all-round garage-psych mastermind John Dwyer. Bunker Funk is a cool little thing, wrapping songs in lots of strange sounds and textures. Electroacoustic garage-funk? Yeah, something like that. Out on Dwyer’s own imprint Castle Face.
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Thee Oh Sees
A Weird Exits

Didn’t Thee Oh Sees split up a year or so ago? I’m pretty sure they did, but it obviously didn’t last long, because they are back back back with a new album! I guess John Dwyer just couldn’t hold the garage-rock energy back any longer. A Weird Exits is extra-rhythmic (two drummers) and extra-hypnotising: it's also spread across 2 LPs, with the D-side containing an etching. On Dwyer’s own Castle Face imprint.

Thee Oh Sees
The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In

Thee Oh Sees never caught a ride on the psych garage wave; they've lived on it, made their bed on it, champions of the genre and masters of its energy levels. The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In, originally released in 2008, showed them in peak form, covering their quick-fire melodies in a trench-coat of noisy effects. There's occasionally a second drummer. That's just awesome and I know you won't fight me on it.
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Thee Oh Sees
Live In San Francisco

Thee banner garage rawk band played the Chapel out in San Francisco, launching their happy-go-lucky psychedelia into a crowd of possibly stoned hopefuls. This extensive set is presented not only as audio but in DVD format with photos to boot. Musically, it scales more towards their propulsive, loud, noisy side -- but the Oh Sees have so many songs I'd expect you'll feel a little bit of everything.

Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys, Various
Group Flex Vol 1

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Thee Oh Sees / The Mallard
LAMC Vol 3

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat/Thee Oh Sees
Bruise Cruise Vol. 6

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Thee Oh Sees
The Cool Death Of Island Raiders

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Thee Oh Sees
The Cool Death of Island Raiders

Thee Oh Sees reissue thee 2006 LP(ee) The Cool Death Of Island Raiders. While John Dwyer et al are garage-punk royalty nowadays, it appears that back in the mid-2000’s they were more interested in mucking about with drones than in crafting short blasts of scuzz-rock. While the bones of the band’s later style is apparent in the freak-folk tracks here (think Animal Collective-meets-Jay Reatard) there is also a fair whack of The Flaming Lips to The Cool Death Of Island Raiders.

Thee Oh Sees
Quadrospazzed 09

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Thee Oh Sees
Carol Ann / Bloody Water

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Thee Oh Sees
Tidal Wave

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