“In the swirling and undulant warm mud of jettisoned reels of magnetic tape, blurps up the fog of reinvention. Every night I would parley with my pilots and run and rerun the recordings. Right up until the moment sleep slips its veil over eyes and ears and you drift back without a sound. Protean Threat dream haze becomes Panther Rotate in the other dimension. A companion LP of remixes, field recordings, and sonic experiments using all sounds generated by the him and crackle of the desert farm. “A second version of our Protean Threat if you will, but barely conspicuous in its relation. Forward, never straight! Sunrise, sunset. Two lives connected by a cosmic thread, One for your feet and one for your head. For fans of Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, Osees…etc etc etcetcetc…be well.” John Dwyer
If we didn’t know better it would be all too easy to believe that the Oh Sees are a bunch of inventive robots sent to earth to purely to make music, for their prolific offerings are (seemingly) infinite! Today sees the release of the galactic garage rockers third album of 2020!! Panther Rotate is overflowing with cosmic krautrock, garage rock goodness and was originally due for release earlier this year, but as with so many things, Covid hindered that plan! Still, all good things are worth the wait and this release is testament to that! Opening track Scramble Experiment sounds like its being broadcast from outer space and its rather tasty rhythm section is especially appealing too! Check it out above in all its quirky glory!
UPDATE: The band’s UK and Ireland tour has now been rescheduled for a second time to May 2021!