It’s been a restless few weeks for John Dwyer. Thee Oh Sees, fronted by San Francisco’s lost boy, are releasing a new album April 19 (this Record Store Day), called Drop. The very much not broken up band already released one single through Pitchfork in February, and this week, they’ve released the second, called “The Lens”. The counterpointed brass-lined track marches into spinning psychedelia, truly looking through the hazy lens it refers to—and is a far cry from the fuzzy, rumbling first single, “Penetrating Eye”.
Drop will be released on Castle Face next month, and features familiar faces like Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick, and Casafis on horns. Give “The Lens” a listen here at Pitchfork. Play the first single “Penetrating Eye” (and check out that album art!) below.