Back in 2008, the John Dwyer-led Thee Oh Sees/Oh Sees/Osees/Orinoka Crash Suite etc. released what was then their seventh album, The Master’s Bedroom is Worth Spending a Night In. If you’ve seen them live, you’ll know that they have a penchant for stretching certain songs to their breaking point, and sometimes past it. We’ve got something for you if you’re into that kind of thing.
Taken from the band’s forthcoming live album Live at LEVITATION, this souped-up performance of The Master’s Bedroom‘s opening track ‘Block of Ice’ gets way into the groove for an extended 12-minute jam that nudges the BPM more than a little bit and lets the San Francisco band cut loose. It’s lifted from a full set at Emo’s East as part of Austin Psych Fest, recorded in 2012 and hitting the shelves in a couple of weeks. Oh, and it’d be remiss of us not to mention that the night before the album’s out, they kick off a run in support of last year’s excellent A Foul Form in Manchester, with two shows planned in Dublin and Leeds.
We’re delighted to premiere the live video below, where you can also watch ‘Devil Again’ from the same show. One last thing: no fewer than five back-catalogue albums have been repressed and are available on pre-order from levitation.fm. All the aforementioned records drop on Friday May 19th.