The ridiculously prolific Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees areback with another full-length long-player. Warm Slime isguaranteed to please fans of their whacked-out garage /psych / punk jams.Recorded by Sacramento sultan of sound Chris Woodhouse,Warm Slime carries on in the same tradition as thegroup s previous In The Red release, Help, showcasingtheir more electrified and rocking side, in comparison toother recent home-recorded releases. The centerpiece is undoubtedlythe mind-bending title track, which clocks in atnearly 14 minutes and takes up the entirety of the album sfirst side. It s a psychedelic epic of Inna Gadda Da Vida proportions! John Dwyer s guitar playing is at its quadraspazzedbest here, and the vocal interplay with Brigid Dawsongives it a B-52s-at-their-least-cheesy-crossed-with-the-Troggs vibe. The results are stunning. Thee Oh Sees incorporate the oft-referenced Nuggets stuffin a way that feels reverential. With grinding guitars andbah-bah-bah vocals, but with the punk and new-wave elementsalso at play, they don t feel trite or plagiarized. Thisis like meat and potatoes prepared by a master chef totallyfamiliar but utterly delicious. Pitchfork Recorded by Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors guitarist and producer for The A-Frames,Hospitals, Coachwhips, Erase Errata, etc.) This is one of the best sonic blasts you will trash your speakers with this year....Raw, and real! Opening track is 13 minutes long, yes, we'll take it...
Catalogue number: ITR186
Label: In The Red