Day 97: Thee Oh Sees are still not off their indefinite hiatus yet. Though San Francisco’s sweethearts may be on a long-deserved break, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been productive.
Case in point: their new video for “The Lens”, a single they debuted earlier this month. As the end track of their latest album, Drop on Castle Face Records, hitting stores April 19 (aka Record Store Day), the video takes you on a psychotropic adventure.
Directed by Alex Theodoropulos, it’s difficult to make heads or tails of the video – there’s an astronaut floating around, some fetuses floating out from what seems to be a hole in the ground, and some good, old-fashioned phallic imagery. With that said, the technicolor animation is absolutely stunning and totally befitting of Thee Oh Sees. Like the band, the video is a little zany and hard to peg, which is why it’s the perfect representation for “The Lens”, a beautifully sad and psychedelic track.
So while you’re waiting for Drop to “drop”, feast your eyes on this video: