[Cover photo credit to Titouan Massé]
Back in 2012, Thee Oh Sees made their first appearance at Austin Psych Fest, performing 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, bringing it to 12″ colored wax, mixed by John Dwyer and mastered for vinyl by JJ Golden. The album arrives on May 19th, 2022, and the single and video for “Devil Again” have been released ahead of the album.
Speaking on the appearance commemorated by this physical release, Dwyer writes:
I think this was our first time at levitation but our millionth time in the amazing and tough as nails city of Austin, Texas. 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.
The artists and sets showcased on Live at LEVITATION have been chosen from over a decade of recordings at the event, and document key artists in the scene performing for a crowd of their peers and fans who gather at Levitation annually from all over the world.
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.
To celebrate the forthcoming Live at LEVITATION LP, 5 classic Osees records have also been repressed, each in two new vinyl colorways and only available at Levitation.fm.
– Dog Poison (2009)
– Floating Coffin (2013)
– Mutilator Defeated at Last (2015)
– Orc (2017)
– A Foul Form (2022)
Osees (in their current lineup) recently announced a new run of 2023 tour dates, including stops at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary (June 21-25) and Kilby Block Party in Salt Lake City (May 13), in addition to shows throughout the UK, US, and Spain.
They have also announced a pair of shows at Hotel Vegas in Austin, TX, slated for September 30 and October 1.
4/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
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