Share WARM SLIME - Thee Oh Sees (In The Red)
Game stuff this, giving over the first side of your LP to a blown-out, 18-minute garage mindfuck called "Warm Slime", which veers off from a straight-up garage jam to an extended trek round the outer planets and back again. But they pull it off.
Ironically you would be able to fit a whole record of Jack Dwyers' former wrecking troupe, the Coachwhips, into this one song.
Those who where fortunate to catch this crew blowing up venues late last year in support of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, would remember this track as the "one" they closed their set with. Depending on who you asked it was either transcendental psych rock at its mind-fucking best or a overblown drawn-out snorefest. I'm in the former camp.
On the B side ,you get five more much shorter snaps in the style of last year's rocking "Help" LP, including the strangling, creep of "Mega Feast" (a highlight) and the Ramones-style romps of "I Was Denied" and "Casiastic Tackle". There's something of Hendrix in “Everything Went Black" but I could be talking out of my arse.
For mine, Jack Dwyers' lyrics are at times truly confounding, throwing up gems such as "its singing stars when you open your ears, it rings a bell every night in a dream" as on ("Flash Bats".)
This EP (or LP) is another reminder, if you really need it , why Jack Dwyer is the garage scene's Energizer bunny and to the best of my knowledge, he's been responsible for five records in the last 12 months. This is the second for In the Red Records. I'm sure that by the time we've had barely enough time to digest this there will be another to chew through.
One of the great modern psych-garage bands to gather all and everything by. - Thomas G
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