The Cool Death Of The Island Raiders
Reissue of The Oh Sees - The Cool Death of Island Raiders. The Cool Death of Island Raiders, is a particularly dusty gem in the Oh Sees catalogue. 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. Chirping birds, gently lapping tempos and the nascent harmonization of Bridgid Dawson and Dwyer detail what is 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).
LP - Black Vinyl.
LP+ - Limited to 300 in the UK on Translucent Electric Blue Vinyl.