Oh Sees to reissue 'The Cool Death Of Island Raiders' ALBUM & Announce TOUR DATES

By Alex Brown - 13.2.19


Oh Sees have announced they will be reissuing The Cool Death Of Island Raiders LP on March 18th via Castle Face. They also announced new European dates and will be playing SXSW. Oh Sees also recently released their LP 'Smote Reverser' on Castle Face Records as well as a 'Live In San Francisco' LP on Rock Is Hell.

According to Castle Face: "We here at Castle Face are not afraid to get our shins dirty mucking around in the stacks and we’re well aware of an out-of-press gap of Oh Sees releases right before 2006 when we started the label with Sucks Blood. We’re rectifying that and first among these is The Cool Death of Island Raiders, a particularly dusty gem that we think merits another look. Kicking off the record with what should have been the hit of the summer that year but for the hard C in the title, "The Gilded Cunt" seems to clearly preface Oh Sees’ later psych skewed pop sensibilities. At the time it was an obvious jam and I recall being floored by its shuffling beauty. Chirping birds, gently lapping tempos and the nascent harmonization of Bridgid Dawson and Dwyer detail what I consider to be a definitive highlight of their early quiet period of the band. The tree hangs heavy with Patrick Mullins’ handiwork, manning the musical saw, drums, and an assortment of home made electronics. It seemed a bit radical to be so quiet about it but the tunes are total earworms among the assorted drones, cut up bits of tape noise, and mellow front porch vibes, and the whole thing hangs together in a lovely hand-made way, helped in no small part by Dave Sitek’s production (he would later work on Master’s Bedroom as well). “We flew Brigid out a fresh woman and literally sent her home on a plane with a trash bag of her clothes” says John. Evidently the whole record was accidentally erased at some point right around when the photo on the back of the jacket was taken, which makes it all the more remarkable that the result sounds so casually and confidently careworn. Its out on Castle-Face Records March 18th."


Oh Sees Tour Dates:

February
14 Melbourne The Croxton

15 Melbourne The Croxton

16 Melbourne The Croxton

 18 Wollongong Uni Bar

19 Sydney Factory Theatre

22 Gold Coast Miami Marketta

23 Brisbane  Valley Drive-In

 24 Fremantle Rock Rover w/ ORB

March
11 Austin, TX Do512 Party (SXSW)

12 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas Party (SXSW)

13 Austin, TX Desert Daze (SXSW)

14 Austin, TX Levitation (SXSW)

15 Austin, TX Outdoor Patio Stage (SXSW)

May
3-5 Atlanta, Georgia Shaky Knees Fest

18 Manchester Albert Hall

19 Glasgow QMU

20 Belfast Limelight 18-20

21Dublin Button Factory

23 Cardiff The Tramshed

24 Derby Bearded Theory Festival

June
14 SOLANA BEACH, CA San Diego Belly Up W/ Bronze And Fuckwolf

August
23 Charleville Cabaret Vert festival

24 Guéret Check-in Festival

27 Ravenna Hana-Bi (Free)

29 Vienna Arena

30 Munich Strom

31 Berlin Kreuzberg Festsaal

September
1 Brussels Les Botaniquesen

3 Bordeaux BT 59

4 Toulouse Le Bikini

5 Paris Le Bataclan

6 London Troxy

7 Amsterdam Paradiso

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