San Francisco psych rockers Thee Oh Sees
have pre-released a track from their April 6th Floating Coffin
LP. The track, "Minotaur" is frighteningly similar to how frontman John Dywer allude to how the album would sound:much deeper than previous work with an emphasis on war-ridden times. "Minotaur" floats in our minds with heavy wings. In it listeners crawl with the dribbling ride cymbal and lurk with the matching rhythms of the beat and meandering bass. Throughout, Dywer's revolving voice reminds listeners of the everyday drudgery we're compelled to continue on with, even when we get sick, as Dywer simply puts it, "There ain't no cure, but to stay, stay home today and go to the beach instead." It's the guitar's thick, mucky tone, and the whimpering violin side-tracks that adds to the distress and allows listeners to really appreciate our will and immense hopefulness. With "Minotaur" in mind it isn't difficult to say how impressionable this upcoming album might be.