OSEES keep shedding their skin and changing shape. After last year's trash-punk workout A Foul Form, they are entering proto-new-wave / synth-punk territory on its follow-up, Intercepted Message, which will be out in August via In the Red. As usual, frontman John Dwyer has written the bio for the album:
A pop record for tired times. Sugared with bits of shatterproof glass to put more crack in your strap. At long last, Verse / chorus A weathered thesaurus This is Osees bookend sound Early grade garage pop meets proto-synth punk suicide-repellant Have a whack at the grass or listen while flat on your ass Heaps of electronic whirling accelerants to gum up your cheapskate broadband Social media toilet scrapers unite! Allow your 24 hour news cycle eyes to squint at this smiling abattoir doorman You can find your place here at long last All are welcome From the get go to the finale …. A distant crackling transmission of 80s synth last-dance-of-the-night tune for your lost loves
Suffering from Politic amnesia? Bored of AI-generated pop slop? Then this one is for you, our friends
The first single from Intercepted Message is its title track, which is one of the most immediately catchy OSEES songs ever and will remind some of Devo or Total Control, but it's also very clearly a John Dwyer joint. The song premieres in this post -- listen below.