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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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CF093YV)
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

The psych rock well is running dry at this point so there's only a limited amount of names albums in the genre can have: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have opted to just add the word "fuzz" to the end of any sentence -- their newest effort, I'm In Your Mind Fuzz', might cause a squiggly green line in Microsoft Word, but is actually another joyous excursion into distortion and cosmic envelopments, made out of wah pedals, obscured vocals and trusty riffs that circle back through songs proudly. King Gizzard continue to make extra worlds to step into. Fuzz.
  • Vinyl LP (CF-047RP9/B)
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OSEES
Protean Threat

Actually, unlike the regular adage, there are THREE certainties in life: death, taxes, and a new Thee Oh Sees album every year. On top of an LP as part of a new group called Bent Arcana, it’s clear that not even lockdown can stop John Dwyer from his furious creative output. For their twenty-third studio record, Dwyer’s merry men undergo yet another slight name change in order to release 'Protean Threat' as OSEES. Fidgety funk, Devo-core, Krautrock and plenty of other styles are stripped for parts by the garage-psych luminaries here.
  • Vinyl LP (CF129)
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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. 
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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.
  • Vinyl LP (CF-109/B2)
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  • CD (CF109CD)
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Damaged Bug
Bug On Yonkers

Bug On Yonkers is a compelling album of cover versions of cult rock artist Michael Yonkers, executed by Oh Sees lead singer John Dwyer under his Damaged Bug synth-rock alias. Released on Dwyer’s Castle Face imprint on special ‘moonphase’ coloured vinyl, it’s the sound of one of today’s most influential artists paying tribute to one of his heroes, but it’s much more than a work of hagiography. 
  • Vinyl LP (CF123)
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Flat Worms
Flat Worms

Flat Worms are the latest band of guitar-driven party noisemakers to be circulated by John Dwyer’s Castle Face label, and they’ve just delivered their debut full-length album. Flat Worms is gorgeously gnarly, with guitars riffing on the point of feedback and a high-powered rhythm section whipping everything into a frenzy. Good fun.

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).   
  • Vinyl Double LP (CF110)
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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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Bent Arcana
Bent Arcana

Bent Arcana are a John Dwyer-led ensemble that features members of Sunwatchers, TV On The Radio, Flying Lotus, Feels, Prettiest Eyes and Mr. Elevator among others. They play improvised jams in the vein of ‘70s hard fusion, prog rock, krautrock and the ECM label. Fans of Oh Sees or any of the other bands mentioned within will love this.
  • CD (CF130CD)

OSEES
Panther Rotate

'Panther Rotate' by OSEES is a remix album for its big brother 'Protean Threat'. John Dwyer is seemingly not satisfied with releasing, on average, an album a year for each of the twenty-three years the band has been in existence, but is now remixing and embellishing LPs to bolster his discography still further. More OSEES albums in the world can only be a good thing, though. This one features new versions of tracks from 'Protean Threat', field recordings and various experimental sounds. One for the freaks x

Once & Future Band
Once & Future Band

Once & Future Band are a full-on throwback to the rich flavours of the great orchestral-prog-pop of the 1970’s. This self-titled debut of theirs sounds like a mash-up of all the nicest bits from all those bands, but performed with such love and skill that it all sounds new and fun. Nobody does this kind of music anymore anyway. Released by John Dwyer’s Castle Face label.

Nolan Potter's Nightmare Band
Nightmare Forever

Boasting hazy, jazzy psychedelia inspired by the likes of Tolkien, Leary and the more extreme end of Led Zep, John Dwyer’s Castle Face Records releases the latest album from Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band. With complex riffs and arrangements, Nightmare Forever is a much more conceptual effort than their previous records. 
  • Vinyl LP (CF118)
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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.
  • Vinyl LP (CF119)
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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. 
  • CD (CF116CD)

Once & Future Band
Brain

Oakland based four-piece Once & Future Band originally released their Brain EP in 2014. After their debut full length they are back to writing, and in the meantime they have rereleased Brain to keep your appetite for the poppiest prog you will ever hear. They bring you the 70’s with a glorious pop shimmer.
  • Vinyl LP (CF103)
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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. 

Thee Oh Sees
Thee Hounds Of Foggy Notion

'Thee Hounds Of Foggy Notion' is an early live cut of sorts from the prolific garage/psych rock outfit Thee Oh Sees. The idea was to have the group tour in a van across various settings of Los Angeles and play a gig at various weird and wonderful locations. Minimal camera equipment, petrol powered engines and a pedalboard in a trusty suitcase feature here, as the band play a delightfully weird, trippy, folky and droney take on a number of tracks. An intriguing collection which provides insight into the warped mind of Mr. Dwyer. 
  • Vinyl LP (CF108X)
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Eddy Current Suppression Ring
All In Good Time

All In Good Time is the 5th album by Eddy Current Suppression Ring. The Australian rock band toured their homeland with Thee Oh Sees / Oh Sees and it only took the opening riff of their first song for John Dwyer to be hooked. He was so impressed that their new album is coming out on his own label, Castle Face.
  • Vinyl LP (CF126)
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  • CD (CF126CD)

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.
  • Book (CF124)

Once & Future Band
Deleted Scenes

Channelling all the finest and most tasteful Seventies influences, from Bowie to the better end of prog-rock, and released on John Dwyer’s Castle Face imprint, Oakland’s Once & Future Band deliver a brand new studio album in Deleted Scenes. Recorded to magnetic tape, these songs sound truly unique! 
  • Vinyl LP (CF127)
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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. 
  • Vinyl LP (CF01)

Mikey Young
You Feelin' Me?

Previously only available on cassette upon its original release back in August 2017, You Feelin’ Me? by Australian engineer and instrumentalist Mikey Young won tons of praise for the intimacy and beauty of its pastoral soundscapes. Now, John Dwyer's Castle Face Records re-issues the album on CD and vinyl. 
  • CD (CF117CD)

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 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.
  • CD (CF107CD)

Prettiest Eyes
Vol. 3

Prettiest Eyes with what I can only imagine is their third album. This pair make completely gleeful noise rock, that churns away without any concerns. Apparently they make an even bigger stir live, and it's easy to hear why. The throbbing machines and idiot-savant vocals make for quite the potent combination.
  • CD (CF114CD)

POW!
Shift

POW! release their fourth LP via Castle Face (Thee Oh Sees, Damaged Bug and all those other John Dwyer-type ventures). Shift is, you know, garage rock and that. Guitars are loud, tubs are thumped, vocals are shouted, that sort of thing. Shift's tunes are short and sharp and everyone seems to be going about things with a sense of fun. Job’s a good’un.
  • CD (CF106CD)
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Duds
Of A Nature Or Degree

In this years incredible (but welcome) news, Manchester's Duds  - a band I described as simply 'ok' when I saw them live have now signed to John Dwyer's Castle Face. They update the short, sharp, shock of the likes of the Fire Engines and Josef K with jittery post punk moves and now sit alongside their heroes on this legendary label. This could be your new favourite and they are local (ish). 
  • CD (CF096CD)
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Kelley Stoltz
Que Aura

Remember the Beatles? Kelly Stoltz has done on previous albums but here he dips into other forms of anglophile music with nods to Pulp, Fleetwood Mac (they were kinda English) and the Cleaners From Venus. Quality power pop from a man who deserves to be known more than just being the Dwight Twilley of his generation. 
  • CD (CF094CD)

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.
  • CD (CF085CD)

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.
  • Vinyl Double LP (CF075)
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The Blind Shake
Live in San Francisco

The Blind Shake played Live In San Francisco back in 2013, and, to all our delight, the recordings are now seeing the light of day as part of John Dwyer’s Castle Face label’s live series. Shaking, rocking, high-energy heavy hillbilly thrash. The recording sounds great, really transmitting the feel of the live room into your stereo system.

Fuzz
Live In San Francisco

Just imagine seeing Ty Segall's rock three piece Fuzz live in San Francisco? Well imagine no more as here is a recording of the rock behemoths in action on what was also Ty Segall's birthday. It perfectly captures their raw and ready hard rock sound with nods to Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Hawkwind full of elongated jams, guitar riffery and wild drumming and a great time was seemingly had by all.    
  • CD (CF031CD)

White Fence
Cyclops Reap


  • CD (CF019CD)

White Fence
Live in San Francisco


  • CD (CF028CD)

Blind Shake
Key To A False Door


  • Vinyl LP (CF027)

The Herms
Drop Out Vol:1


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The Mallard
Finding Meaning In Deference


  • Vinyl LP (CF023)
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LA Machine
Phases & Repetition


  • Vinyl LP (CF021)
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Thee Oh Sees
Moon Sick


  • CD (CF022CD)

Thee Oh Sees
Dead Medic

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Population II
À la Ô Terre

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Thee Oh Sees
Drop

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Thee Oh Sees
Fortress

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Thee Oh Sees
Dog Poison

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Quarters

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Damaged Bug
Cold Hot Plumbs

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L.A. Takedown
Our Feeling Of Natural High

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Kedama
The Complete Collection

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Mr. Elevator
Goodbye Blue Sky

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Thee Oh Sees / Total Control
Split

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Oceans Of The Moon
Oceans Of The Moon

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Alex Cameron
Live In San Francisco

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Exit Group
Adverse Habitat

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The Intelligence
Live In San Francisco

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LFZ
Name Plus Focus

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Uranium Club
Live At Acri Taun

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Prettiest Eyes
Pools

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ORB
Naturality

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Useless Eaters
Relaxing Death

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Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall
The Drag / Maria Stacks

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Magnetix
Live In San Francisco

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I.L.Y.'s
Bodyguard

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Male Gaze
Miss Taken

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Dream Machine
The Illusion

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Warm Soda
I Don't Wanna Grow Up

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Thee Oh Sees
A Weird Exits

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Blank Square
Animal I

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POW!
Crack An Egg

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Feral Ohms
Live in San Francisco

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Male Gaze
King Leer

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ORB
Birth

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Bronze
Live In San Francisco

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Zig Zags
Running Out Of Red

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Mountains and Rainbows
Particles

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Deep Throats
Good Bad Pretty

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Synthetic ID
Impulses

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Sunwatchers
Sunwatchers

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Feels
Feels

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Running
Wake Up Applauding

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Naked Lights
On Nature

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The Space Lady / Burnt Ones
Split

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Kelley Stoltz
In Triangle Time

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W-X
W-X

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Apprentice Destroyer
Glass Ceiling Universe

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Useless Eaters
Live in San Francisco

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The Fresh & Onlys
Early Years Anthology

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Various
The Velvet Underground & Nico

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Creeping Pink
Mirror Woods

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Male Gaze
Gale Maze

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Thee Oh Sees
Mutilator Defeated At Last

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Warm Soda
Symbolic Dream

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POW!
Fight Fire

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Jack Name
Weird Moons

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

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Various
Son Of Flex - Group Flex Vol: 2

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Ty Segall Band
Live in San Francisco

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Thee Oh Sees
Singles Vol 1 and 2

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Thee Oh Sees
Singles Collection Vol: 3

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Ty Segall
Ty Segall

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