Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No. 10
Oh Sees' Smote Reverser. Now available on Transparent Bronze with Red Splatter (Peacock Blood) Vinyl or Clear with Blue Swirl Haze (Velvet Smoke) Colored Vinyl, both versions with Bonus Mojo Flexi in Rough Trade stores only.
Rough Trade + Castle Face Exclusive 12" Dead Medic available here
Rough Trade + Castle Face Exclusive Mojo Flexi (sold separately) available here
Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy album of head-destroying psych-epics to grok and rock out to. Notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of Memory Of A Cut Off Head-alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas, while the Paul Quattrone / Dan Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Destroyer is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman!
LP+++ - Black Vinyl with Mojo Flexi - INSTORE SALES ONLY
LPx2++ - Transparent Bronze with Red Splatter (Peacock Blood) Vinyl and Mojo Flexi. Limited to 60 copies. Available for purchase in-store only.
LPx2++ - Clear with Blue Swirl Haze (Velvet Smoke) Vinyl and Mojo Flexi. Limited to 60 copies. Available for purchase in-store only.
LPx2+ - Limited Edition Clear Colored Double LP.
LPx2 - Standard Double LP.
CD - Standard CD.