LISTEN: The Oh Sees Share Song From Forthcoming Live Album

Live at LEVITATION due out May 19th

Thee Oh Sees (Image: Titouan-Massė)

They might be called the Osees and playing loud, fast hardcore style rock in 2023.

But 11 years earlier, in 2012, the longtime San Francisco group were known as Thee Oh Sees and playing some of the tastiest psychedelic rock of the new century, evidenced with their first appearance at Austin Psych Fest that year,  performing an electrified set at Emo’s East. 

The first of the band’s many LEVITATION appearances down in Austin, this show has been revisited for a new series of vinyl releases, Live at LEVITATION, immortalizing it on glorious 12-inch colored wax, mixed by John Dwyer and mastered for vinyl by JJ Golden.

“I think this was our first time at LEVITATION but our millionth time in the amazing and tough as nails city of Austin, Texas,” Dwyer wrote of the appearance. “Brigid Dawson, Mike Shoun, Petey D and myself had already laid the live show out in front of crowds here, so it wasn’t our first rodeo and certainly not my last. Our love is obvious here as we bring forth a short but sweet set of hits and deep cuts. This is also the version of the band with Lars ‘Fingers’ Finberg of Intelligence fame as second banana drummer. So enjoy some primal and sensual double drumming and as a side note, no one died at this show. Thanks as always to LEVITATION for making shit happen.” 

Thee Oh Sees Live at LEVITATION, Levitation 2023

This 8th release follows Live at LEVITATION releases from Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels, Primal Scream, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Moon Duo, Psychic Ills and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 

Thee Oh Sees Live at LEVITATION is out in stores on Friday, May 19, 2023, and available for pre-order HERE

To preview the LP, today, the band have shared a live cut of “Block of Ice,” filmed at LEVITATION 2012, which you can check out beneath the current band’s upcoming tour dates.


Live at LEVITATION tracklist:

Side A

  1. The Dream
  2. Devil Again
  3. Tidal Wave
  4. Enemy Destruct
  5. Robber Barons

Side B

  1. Block of Ice
  2. Meat Step Lively
  3. Minotaur



5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party

5/18 – Manchester, ENG – Albert Hall

5/19 – Glasgow, SCT – Old Fruit Market

5/22 – Dublin, IE  – Button Factory

5/26 – Birmingham, ENG – The Crossing

5/27 – London, ENG – Wide Awake Festival

5/28 – Brighton, ENG – Chalk

5/30 – Bristol, ENG – Marble Factory

5/31 – Leeds, ENG – Brudnell Social Club

6/1 – Leeds, ENG – Brudnell Social Club

6/22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

6/23 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

6/25 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda w/ Hot Garbage and Tha Retail Simp$

8/11 – Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn

8/12 – Val de Bagnes, CH – Palp Fesitval

8/19 – Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop

8/25 – Málaga, ES – Canela Party

9/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

9/4- San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

9/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

9/6 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

9/8 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

9/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

9/10 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

9/14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 

9/15 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

9/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

9/17 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

9/18 – Detroit, MI – El Club

9/20 – Boston, MA – Royale

9/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

9/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

9/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

9/30 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas

10/1 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas

10/3 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar


VIDEO: Thee Oh Sees “Block of Ice” live at LEVITATION 2012



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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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