Imagine if Sonic Youth had originally been formed by Brian Wilson back in the â€˜60s and were produced by Phil Spector. That should give you a pretty good idea of what Putrifiers II by Thee Oh Sees sounds like.
Originally a project to express the music and mind of California’s John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees have grown into an ever-expanding and changing group of artists with each release. Fuzz guitars, big choruses and frollicking keyboards drive Putrifiers II along a fun-filled, garage trip down the coastline of sunny California. Sounding at times a bit like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion without all the silly, forced angst, Thee Oh Sees have crafted an album full of nooks and crannies of sound that make it a delicious English muffin for your ears to sink into.
This album sounds as good if you are trapped in your room working at your desk as it does cranked on your car radio.
Purtrifiers II is out now on In the Red Records.