OSEES Announce Synth-Pop-Inspired Album Intercepted Message, Share Title Track: Stream

"For fans of Teutonic synth punk and Thee Oh Sees (who the fuck are they?)"

OSEES intercepted message new album single video Live at LEVITATION stream watch
OSEES’ “Intercepted Message” video (via YouTube)

    OSEES have announced their latest albbum, a synth-pop-inspired project entitled Intercepted Message, out August 18th via In the Red. They have also shared the album’s title track as a lead single. Listen to it below.

    In a “bio” for the new album, OSEES frontman John Dwyer explained that it’s a “pop record for tired times.” The single — along with its news-inspired music video — supports this theme, drawing on the fatigued energy of politics and society, and channeling it into a blistering blend of punk and electro beeping and booping. In the video, Dwyer serves as the anchor for a dystopian broadcast, and as the world burns down behind his talking head, the weight of the message sinks in. Watch the video below.

    From Dwyer’s perspective, OSEES’ new music is intended to create a commonplace of sorts. “Social media toilet scrapers unite!” he wrote for the poetic bio. “Allow your 24 hour news cycle eyes to squint at this smiling abattoir doorman. You can find your place here at long last. All are welcome… Suffering from Politic amnesia? Bored of AI-generated pop slop? Then this one is for you, our friends.” Describing the new, synthy direction of the band’s sound, he wrote: “This is Osees bookend sound. Early grade garage pop meets proto-synth punk suicide-repellant.” Closing the statement off, Dwyer beat taste algorithms to the punch: “For fans of Teutonic synth punk and Thee Oh Sees (who the fuck are they?)”


    The announcement of Intercepted Message comes as the band — formerly known as Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees, etc — is in the midst of their 2023 world tour. Check out the updated list of dates below, and grab your tickets here.

    OSEES have also shared a new live album entitled Live at LEVITATION, which was recorded in 2012 and has been released under the name Thee Oh Sees. That record is available on DSPs today, and can be ordered in a special edition colored vinyl format as well. To celebrate the release, the band has commissioned repressings of five of their classic albums: 2009’s Dog Poison, 2013’s Floating Coffin, 2015’s Mutilator Defeated at Last, 2017’s Orc, and 2022’s A Foul Form.

    Listen to OSEES’ new single, and check out their new live album Live at LEVITATION below.

    Intercepted Message Artwork:

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    Intercepted Message Tracklist:
    01. Stunner
    02. Blank Chems
    03. Intercepted Message
    04. Die Laughing
    05. Unusual & Cruel
    06. The Fish Needs a Bike
    07. Goon
    08. Chaos Heart
    09. Submerged Building
    10. Sleazoid Psycho
    11. Always at Night
    12. Ladwp Hold


    Live at LEVITATION Artwork:

    OSEES Intercepted Message Live at LEVITATION new single album live video stream watch

    Live at LEVITATION Tracklist:
    01. The Dream
    02. Devil Again
    03. Tidal Wave
    04. Enemy Destruct
    05. Robber Barons
    06. Block of Ice
    07. Meat Step Lively
    08. Minotaur

    OSEES 2023 Tour Dates:
    05/18 — Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    05/19 — Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruit Market
    05/22 — Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
    05/23 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
    05/26 — Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing
    05/27 — London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival
    05/28 — Brighton, UK @ Chalk
    05/30 — Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
    05/31 — Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
    06/01 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
    06/22 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    06/23 — Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
    06/25 — Montreal, QC @ Club Soda w/ Hot Garbage and Tha Retail Simp
    08/11 – Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
    08/12 – Val de Bagnes, CH @ Palp Festival
    08/14 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
    08/16 – Rottedam, NL @ Maassilo
    08/18 – Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock
    08/19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
    08/20 – Gueret, FR @ Check In Party
    08/22 – Bordeaux, FR @ Square Dom Bedos
    08/23 – Biarritz, FR @ Atabel
    08/25 — Málaga, ES @ Canela Party
    09/03 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    09/04 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    09/05 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    09/06 — San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    09/08 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    09/09 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    09/10 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    09/14 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    09/15 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    09/16 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    09/17 — Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
    09/18 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
    09/20 — Boston, MA @ Royale
    09/22 — Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    09/23 — Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    09/25 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/26 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    09/30 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
    10/01 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
    10/03 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar